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- Nimet Habachy
This week, From the Top comes from the Studzinski Recital Hall on the campus of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, where you'll hear a teenage cellist from Chicago perform from Rachmaninoff’s beautiful Sonata in G Minor and a young violinist from Washington play the first movement from Poulenc's Sonata and talk about her colorful home on Whidbey Island. Also, a From the Top alum returns to play piano and challenge Christopher O'Riley to a "pepper flipping" contest.
Thomas Hampson has been a major presence on the operatic stage for more than 30 years and shows no signs of slowing down. Today, Hampson will talk about his incredible career, what inspires him and what’s next for the great American baritone.
With its appealing music and a familiar story of a treacherous and scheming couple taken from Shakespeare's play, Macbeth is always a crowd-pleaser. Thomas Hampson sings the title role today.
WQXR broadcasts the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra live from Carnegie Hall. The program includes Chris Thile performing his Mandolin Concerto and the world premiere of a suite from Leonard Bernstein’s one-act opera Trouble in Tahiti, arranged by Paul Chihara. WQXR's David Garland and Midge Woolsey host.
As "Mad Men" returns for a new season Sunday night, we hear soundtracks from the show, as well as "The Best of Everything," and other dramas set at least in part in the New York workplace.