From the Top : September 2013

Mesa, Arizona

Saturday, September 28, 2013

This week, From the Top and host Christopher O’Riley bring you to the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona.

Aspen, Colorado

Saturday, September 21, 2013

This week, From the Top comes to you from Harris Concert Hall at the Aspen Music Festival and School. We hear performances from an outstanding array of young musicians who studied here over the summer. Among them, a 16-year-old pianist performing from Préludes, Book II by Claude Debussy; a 14-year-old cellist performing the music of Edouard Lalol; and a 16-year-old violinist performing Tchaikovsky’s playful Waltz-Scherzo.

Tuscon, Arizona

Saturday, September 14, 2013

This week, From the Top is at Centennial Hall at the University of Arizona in Tucson. There we hear a 13-year-old pianist play some diabolical music by Prokofiev and an 11-year-old violinist play the last composition Debussy ever wrote. Also, a 17-year-old guitarist plays a piece by Mauro Giuliani and tells why he thinks Tucson is the center of the world for his instrument.

San Marcos, Texas

Saturday, September 07, 2013

This week's From the Top comes to you from Evans Auditorium at the Texas State University in San Marcos, the site of the Texas State International Piano Festival. We hear a variety of promising young pianists, including a duo performing from Scaramouche, Suite for Two Pianos, Op.165b by Darius Milhaud and a soloist performing the music of Maurice Ravel. You'll also hear settings of three witty poems composed by an exceptionally talented 13-year-old and meet a very young chamber ensemble.