Hear the next generation of classical champions as talented teens from across the nation play the classics in concert. Often credited for its innovative and fun approach to classical music, From the Top has helped to build a bridge between classical music and youth.
San Marcos, TX
Sunday, September 22, 2019 - 6:00pm
From the Top comes from the Texas State International Piano Festival this week, with Guest Host/Pianist Simone Dinnerstein.
Angelina Ning, piano, age 14, from Boca Raton, FL performing: Serried with a Tinge of Bop by Doug Opel (b.1967) Angelia Ning’s performance is part of From the Top’s New Music Series, supported in part by the Amphion Foundation and the Aaron Copland Fund for Music.
Piano Duo – Beatrice (17) and Ben (16) Hoang, from Austin, TX performing: III. Laideronnette, Empress of the Pagodas from “Mother Goose Suite” by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
IV. Theme and Variations from the Piano Quintet in A major, D.667 "The Trout" by Franz Schubert (1797-1828) performed by Simone Dinnerstein – piano, Haeun Moon – violin, Yong-Ha Jung – viola, Hayoung Moon – cello, William McGregor – double bass
Emma Taggart, piano, 16, from Blaine, MN performing: Liebestraum No. 3 in A Flat Major (est. 5:00) by Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Simone Dinnerstein – Guest host/artist performing: Etude No. 6 by Philip Glass (b.1937)
Ethan Yuen, 17, from Palo Alto, CA and pianist/guest host Simone Dinnerstein performing I. Allegro from Bach Double Concerto in C minor, BWV 1060 with Haeun Moon – violin, Nikki Naghavi – violin, Yong-Ha Jung – viola, Hayoung Moon – cello, William McGregor – double bass
Finale – Piano Ensemble – Eight hands, one piano: Regina Lin, 16, from Allen, TX; Erin Fitzgerald, 15, from Austin, TX; Antonio Ajero, 14, from Nacogdoches, TX; and Ella Sunyoung Kim, 11, from Herndon, VA performing: Galop-Marche for Eight Hands by Albert Lavignac (1846-1916)