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. Acclaimed pianist Christopher O'Riley hosts the program, which is distributed by NPR and sponsored by UBS.
Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 6:00pm
This week’s From the Top offers a wonderful mix of sounds and stories, featuring an intense and delightful chamber music piece by Arno Babadjanian, along with outstanding performances on bassoon, cello (played by a 12-year-old), piano, and violin. Two members of From the Top’s Center for the Development of Arts Leaders are featured on this show, and share their stories of how they use music (and more) to transform their communities.
Performers and Repertoire:
Calliope Piano Trio from Chicago, Illinois performs III. Allegro Vivace from Piano Trio in F Sharp Minor by Arno Babadjanian
Julianne Mulvey, 17, bassoon, from Reading, Massachusetts performs Récit, Sicilienne et Rondo by Eugene Bozza with Christopher O'Riley, piano
Ian Maloney, 12, cello from Hackensack, New Jersey performs II. Allegro from Cello Sonata in D minor, Op 40 by Dmitri Shostakovitch with Christopher O'Riley, piano
Amir Siraj, 17, piano, from Brookline, Massachusetts performs II. Chez Petrouchka from Trois mouvements de Petrouchka by Igor Stravinsky
Karisa Chiu, 17, violin, from Palatine, Illinois performs Sonatensatz in C Minor by Johannes Brahms with Christopher O'Riley, piano and I. Mazurka from Five Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 81 by Jean Sibelius with Christopher O'Riley, piano