From the Top : August 2013

Boston, Massachusetts

Saturday, August 31, 2013

This week's From the Top comes to you from Fraser Performance Studio at WGBH in Boston. There you'll meet a young violinist whose music helped her severely autistic brother express his emotions for the very first time. You'll also hear an outstanding soprano sing "The Lordly Hudson," by Ned Rorem, and hear a trio of teens play the vivacious final movement of the Brahms Second Piano Trio.

Denver, Colorado

Saturday, August 24, 2013

This week, From the Top comes to you from Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver where our teenagers play with the great Colorado Symphony. You'll hear an outstanding 17-year-old organist join the orchestra to perform the final movement of the Saint-Saens Symphony No. 3 and meet a teenage violinist who plays Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen while sharing the stage with her parents who are orchestra members. Also, the Colorado Children’s Chorale sings the music of Randall Thompson.

Dallas, Texas

Saturday, August 17, 2013

On this week's From the Top coming to you from Myerson Symphony Center in Dallas, an outstanding teenage violinist who originally taught himself to play by watching videos on YouTube, will solo with the mighty Dallas Symphony Orchestra. You'll also hear teenage members of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra join the Dallas Symphony pros in a side-by-side rendition of The Great Gate of Kiev from “Pictures at an Exhibition.”

Sarasota, Florida

Saturday, August 10, 2013

This week, From the Top comes to you from the Sarasota Opera House in Sarasota, Fla., where we’ll hear an 11-year-old violinist who loves to contemplate the cosmos, a 17-year-old horn player whose practice regimen has inspired a new word, and a young pianist who sleeps with her eyes open. We'll also hear an outstanding 14-year-old guitarist perform the music of the great Augustin Barrios.

Davis, California

Saturday, August 03, 2013

This week, From the Top comes to you from the Robert and Margaret Mondavi Performing Arts Center at the University of California Davis, where you’ll meet an array of award-winning young musicians, including a 17-year-old guitarist who plays Chopin and a 16-year-old flutist who beatboxes on her flute. You'll also meet a 15-year-old pianist who plays Johann Strauss, a trio who plays Astor Piazzolla, and an 11-year-old violinist who performs Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen.