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Thanksgiving Meditation with Cole Reyes

Composer Cole Reyes.
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Composer Cole Reyes.

On this week's episode of Sound Currents, we're reminiscing on notions of Thanksgiving with composer Cole Reyes.

Memories from childhood, dreams of homecoming, crisp and nostalgic images of Autumn and rooting into ancient earth — all are inspiration for the works featured on our Thanksgiving episode of Sound Currents.

This week's guest is composer Cole Reyes.

Scroll to the bottom of the page to enjoy a bonus piece: Forest Pierce's The Old Ground, performed by Gil Seeley and the Oregon Repertory Singers, and be sure to answer this week's "favorite piece" poll down below!

Sascha Groschang
Laurel Parks

Cole Reyes, composer

by Cole Reyes
Yuxuan Chen - piano

by Tigran Mansurian
Alexei Lubimov - piano

Speak Memory
by Lera Auerbach
Hilary Hahn - violin, Cory Smythe - piano

The Song of a Child
by Sunleif Rasmussen
Sofia Asunción Claro - harp

Seasons of Basho - III. Autumn
by Jessica Meyer
Nicholas Tamagna - countertenor, Adam Marks - piano, Jessica Meyer - viola

Bonus Piece
Hear a performance of a work by KU professor Forest Pierce: 'The Old Ground,' performed by Gil Seeley and the Oregon Repertory Singers. What time of year does this work remind you of?
Composer Forest Pierce.

Did any pieces we included this week stand out to you?
Let us know using the form below!

Sascha Groschang is a host for Sound Currents on 91.9 Classical KC.
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