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Concertos of the future with Viet Cuong

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Aaron Jay Young
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Composer Viet Cuong.

Explore the traditional classical form of the concerto and where it's headed next.

Originating as a vocal genre in the 16th century, the instrumental form we know as a concerto today appeared about 100 years later. It went on to become one of the most popular forms of classical music.

This week's guest is composer Viet Cuong.

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Hosts
Sascha Groschang
Laurel Parks

Guest
Viet Cuong

Program
Extra(ordinarily) Fancy - Concerto for Two Oboes
by Viet Cuong
Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra and Robert Walker, Laura Arganbright - oboe

Luminary
by Narong Prangcharoen
Delta David Gier with the South Dakota Symphony, Emanuele Arcuili - piano

Violin Concerto
by Magnus Lindberg
Magnus Lindberg with the Tapiola Sinfonietta

Prince of Clouds
by Anna Clyne
Vinay Parameswaran with the Curtis 2020-21 Ensemble, Jennifer Koh, Jaime Laredo - violin

Sascha Groschang is a host for Sound Currents on 91.9 Classical KC.
Laurel Parks is a host for Sound Currents on 91.9 Classical KC.
Sam Wisman is a Producer for 91.9 Classical KC. Email him at samwisman@classicalkc.org.
Brooke Knoll is the digital audience specialist and on-air host for Classical KC. You can reach her at brooke@classicalkc.org.