Molly Yeh is a percussionist, baker and writer who recently relocated from Boerum Hill, Brooklyn to rural North Dakota. She enjoys playing loud music with large instruments and has recently done so with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Brooklyn-based pop band San Fermin, and in the premiere of David T. Little and Royce Vavrek's opera, Dog Days.
As a writer, she has written for Time Out New York, The Jewish Forward, Brooklyn Exposed, The Juilliard Journal and Wolftree. She graduated from Juilliard in 2011, where she was co-founder of the student newspaper and the recipient of the Journal Award and the Peter Mennin Prize.
Drawing on her love of food and new art, Molly is the curator of the supper club/artist salon Pacific Street Table & Stage. She also keeps the food and adventure blog, my name is yeh, and tweets about dumplings, mustard and the farm life under the handle @mollyyeh.
For her most recent album, "Compadrazgo," California-born composer-pianist Gabriela Lena Frank focuses on her Latin side, with references to her travels in South America. Stream the album all this week.
With "Game of Attrition: Arlene Sierra, Vol. 2," the BBC National Orchestra of Wales spotlights a composer whose works are inspired by nature’s elements, Sun Tzu, game theory, and Charles Darwin.
In his fourth collaboration with director Godfrey Reggio, Philip Glass has written the score for "Visitors," a film featuring close-ups of human faces. Stream the complete score all week.
In Kate Soper's epic Voices from the Killing Jar, seven women take the focus in an eight-movement work that is dark, wild and captivating. Stream the Wet Ink Ensemble's performance all this week.
Give your ears a Christmas gift this week with the hypnotizing beauty that is "Songs of Olden Times: Estonian Folk Hymns and Runic Songs" from Estonian vocal group Heinavanker. Stream the entire album in full all this week.
At the age of 26, composer-musician Peter Broderick has more than 20 albums to his credit. His latest is Float 2013. Stream the album in full all this week.
Bryce Dessner, guitarist of The National, ventures deeper into classical composition with "Aheym," a collection of four works performed by the Kronos Quartet. Stream the full album this week.
For many, 2013 is the year of the "contemporary a cappella group." Last month, C4: The Choral Composer-Conductor Collective added to this excitement with their debut album, "Uncaged."
Pianist Sarah Cahill's "A Sweeter Music" is a musical protest album featuring the music of Frederic Rzewski, Carl Stone and Meredith Monk. Stream the album in full all this week.
An anti-minimalist with a thing for counterpoint, Samuel Adler writes music that's difficult to hum but colorful and underplayed. The Esterhazy Quartet works to remedy that with a powerful new album. Stream it all this week.