Music and Conversation with Paul Chihara

May 24, 2022, 8:00 pm

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Paul Chihara (Photo used with permission of composer)

The renowned Japanese-American composer will share his childhood memories from an internment camp in Minidoka, Idaho. The program will include highlights from his 60-year career as a prize-winning composer of symphonies, concertos, chamber music, choral compositions, ballets, and film and TV scores. Hosted by Oliver Camacho.


All selections composed by Paul Chihara.

The Tempest, Ballet in two acts
Act II, Prelude, Barley Beguine, Rye Rag, Tarantella
The Performing Arts Orchestra
Jean-Louis LeRoux, conductor
Paul Chihara: The Tempest
Reference Recordings RR-10

Forever Escher, for saxophone quartet & string quartet
I. Molto moderato
II. Allegro vivace: Ben ritmico
Amherst Saxophone Quartet
Arcata Quartet
Paul Chihara: Forever Escher, Shinju, Wind Song
New World NW-80597

Ellington Fantasy
Lark Quartet
Paul Chihara: Take The A Train
Bridge Records BCD-9488

Sonata for Viola and Piano
Paul Coletti, viola
Vivian Fan, piano
Chihara: Viola Concerto & Music for Viola
Bridge Records BCD-9365

Concerto-Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra (excerpts)
Quynh Nguyen, piano
London Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Barlow, conductor
Used with permission of Naxos Records

Alan R. Kaye, clarinet
Richard O’Neill, viola
Barbara Allen, harp
Daniel Druckman, percussion
Paul Chihara: Ain’t No Sunshine, Piano Quintet “La foce,” Minidoka,  and An Afternoon on the Perfume River
Bridge Records BCD-9267

Viola Concerto
Paul Coletti, viola
The Colburn Orchestra
Yehuda Gilad, conductor
Chihara: Viola Concerto & Music for Viola
Bridge Records BCD-9365