Violinist Colin Jacobsen, the latest Young Artist in Residence at Performance Today joins NPR's Fred Child in Studio 4A for an hour of live performances. Jacobsen begins with a traditional melody that would have been played on an ancient instrument called a "duduk." He follows with Henry Purcell's "Fantasia Upon One Note" with violinist Jonathan Gandelsman, violist Nicolas Cords and cellist Eric Jacobsen.
Then, pianist Steve Beck joins Jacobsen in Arvo Part's "Fratres." And finally, singer Christina Courtin joins in with her composition for string quartet and female voice, "Stuck in the Metal."
Finally, the quartet performs the reflective searching third movement of Beethoven's String Quartet No. 15, Op. 132.