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Contemporary cello with Fred Sherry

Cellist Fred Sherry.
Ben Esner
Cellist Fred Sherry.

On this episode of Sound Currents, explore a retrospective of the ever-evolving career and recordings of cellist Fred Sherry.

From teaching at the Juilliard School and premiering works by prominent composers to collaborating with jazz pianist Chick Corea, Fred Sherry has enjoyed a fruitful and expansive career, introducing audiences around the world to contemporary classical music. Listen to all sorts of works spanning Fred’s vast discography as he talks about each piece, his life, and projects past, present and future.

This week's guest is cellist Fred Sherry.

Scroll to the bottom to answer this week's "favorite piece" poll down below.

Sascha Groschang
Laurel Parks

Fred Sherry, cellist

String Quartet No. 3 Op. 30 - III. Intermezzo, Allegro moderato
by Arnold Schoenberg
Fred Sherry String Quartet

Waltzes No. 4 - Leggiero
by Fred Lerdahl
Paul Mann with the Odense Symphony Orchestra; Rolf Schulte - violin, Scott Nickrenz - viola, Fred Sherry - cello, Donald Palma - contrabass

Five - Concerto for Amplified Cello & Orchestra - I. Quarter note = 48-52
by Charles Wuorinen
Charles Wuorinen with the Orchestra Of St. Luke's; Fred Sherry - cello

Stray Birds - V. Still, With Utmost Simplicity
by Ursula Mamlok
Speculum Musicae String Quartet; Phyllis Bryn-Julson - soprano, Harvey Sollberger - flute, Fred Sherry - cello

2 Duetti - No. 1 Duettino
by Elliott Carter
Rolf Schulte - violin, Fred Sherry - cello

Children's Songs - Addendum
by Chick Corea
Chick Corea - piano, Ida Kavafian - violin, Fred Sherry - cello

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