Gaffigan & Yeh

James Gaffigan and Cynthia Yeh

© Todd Rosenberg Photography

On this week's broadcast, James Gaffigan leads principal percussionist Cynthia Yeh and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the U.S premiere of Avner Dorman’s Eternal Rhythm followed by a performance of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 8.  The program concludes with Ravel’s Boléro led by Sir George Solti from a 1976 London recording.

Broadcast available through April 5, 2023

Dorman Eternal Rhythm
Cynthia Yeh percussion
U.S. Premiere
Shostakovich Symphony No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 65
James Gaffigan conductor
October 2019

Ravel Boléro
Sir Georg Solti conductor
1976 (London)

Brian Wise producer
Charlie Post audio engineer
Lisa Simeone host
Michael Schweppe host engineer
Neil Tevault host engineer


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