The first half of the show was programmed by Ellen Vitercik and featured works by Khachaturian and Sibelius. Jake Gagne filled in for the remainder of the show from 10:45 onward with Mahler's 7th Symphony.
A celebration of Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, proceeding in a sort of imaginative chronological order: starting with the two suites entitled "The Baby's Family," moving on to the "Children's Carnival" and a series of Brazilian children's folk songs transcribed for solo piano entitled "Practical Guide: A Folkloric Study," and finally ending with the very adult and stomping music of the "Savage Poem."
A celebration of little-known Russian composers who worked mainly towards the beginning of the 20th century, with readings from Osip Mandelstam's "The Noise of Time." Also, happy birthday to Nikolai Medtner, who was born on January 5th, 1880. Please spread the word about these composers and listen to their music.