Jacob Adams

Violist • Teacher • Musicologist

Thousandth Orange, by Caroline Shaw

Posted August 14, 2019

I had the joy of spending last week in the North Shore of Massachusetts as part of Manchester Summer Chamber Music. It is always a joy to participate in this festival, which takes place over three weeks in August annually in Ipswich and Manchester-by-the-Sea. We performed a piano quartet program twice last week featuring the Brahms G Minor Quartet, the Strauss C Minor Quartet, and “Thousandth Orange,” by Caroline Shaw.

Here is the live recording of Thousandth Orange from August 9, 2019, featuring Ryo Yanagitani, piano, Henry Wang, violin, Jiaoyang Xu, cello, and myself on viola. Enjoy!

P.S. – If Caroline’s chord progression used here sounds familiar (E minor – A minor – D major – G major), perhaps you’ve been listening to this pop ditty too much…