This week, From the Top comes to you from the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, where you’ll hear a gregarious 11-year-old play the music of David Popper and an outstanding piano trio from Cleveland perform a lively piece by Astor Piazzolla. You'll also hear the piano music of Olivier Messiaen performed by a 17-year-old from Washington State.
From SUNY Potsdam, this week's From the Top features a totally endearing 10-year-old pianist performing the music of Aaron Copland, a beautiful story about the relationship between music teacher and student shared with us by a young flutist from California, and a raucous performance of the music of Alberto Ginastera by a superb teenage string quartet from the Chicago area.
This week, From the Top is in Carmel, Indiana, where the great singer and pianist Michael Feinstein collaborates with a teenage string quartet and host Christopher O’Riley to perform Gershwin’s “Love Walked In.” Also featured: a 15-year-old harpist and a 17-year-old bassoonist.
This week, From the Top is at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall in Boston, where you'll meet a 15-year-old pianist who has already performed at the White House as well as in Baghdad with the Iraqi Symphony. Also, a 17-year-old violinist plays the music of César Franck, a teenage singer performs two pieces by Dominick Argento, and a young cello quartet closes the show with music that evokes the spirit of an old-fashioned barn raising.
This week From the Top takes the stage in Chicago as part of the National Education Association’s Annual Conference to present a great group of musicians who all attend public school. You’ll hear from an 18-year-old baritone, a teenage septet, and more!
From Carmel, Indiana this episode features an 11-year-old whiz kid violinist from nearby Bloomington, Indiana who has been loaned one of the world's finest fiddles... a teenage string quartet from Minnesota performing a raucous piece that William Walton wrote when he himself was just a teenager... and an inspiring young man from Texas who has overcome some pretty difficult circumstances to become a fine classical guitarist.Unfortunately we are unable to podcast this week's performance by Quartet Tzigane due to licensing restrictions. To listen to their performance of Allegro Molto from William Walton's Piano Quartet in D minor please visit fromthetop.org.
From Ogden, Utah this week's episode includes a 14-year-old pianist from nearby Logan, Utah performing the second movement of Ravel's Sonatine. A 17-year-old describes the secret to performing Mozart well on the oboe and the great Soprano Renee Fleming offers audition advice to the young singer on the program.
Unfortunately we are unable to podcast this week's performance by the Meshugene Quartet due to licensing restrictions. To listen to their performance of the Allegro from Shostakovich's string quartet No. 9, please visit fromthetop.org.
From the e.g. Conference in Monterey, California, From the Top brings you stellar performances by young musicians including a 9-year-old pianist and a teenage double bassist! Renowned ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro teams up with From the Top alum and guitarist Roberto Granados to create a dynamic duo on stage!
From Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, this program includes a 16 year old violinist who shares with us the sounds of her island home in a beautiful audio postcard, a young piano-harp duo whose members have been using their music to raise money for pediatric cancer research and we’ll revisit with a From the Top alumnus who performs the tour de force finale of Mussorgsky’s Pictures At An Exhibition.
This episode of From the Top features a teenage violinist who was the 2010 Sphinx Competition Junior Division Winner and the Norman North High School Chorale, directed by Tony Gonzalez.
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