Episode #205

Waco, Texas

This episode originally aired April 4, 2010.

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

This week, from Jones Concert Hall at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, our line-up of outstanding performers includes an 18-year-old from California playing a rousing piano version of "Stars and Stripes Forever" and a 17-year-old Texan playing the great Jones Hall organ. You'll also meet a teenager who is a touring bluegrass and Celtic musician when he's not playing classical music, and catch up with an outstanding From the Top alumnus who now devotes his life to medicine.

Yurie Mitsuhashi, violin, 17, from Fort Lee, NJ, performing Danse Hongroise by Sergei Rachmaninoff.

Vijay Venkatesh, piano 18 from Laguna Niguel, CA, performing "Stars and Stripes Forever" by John Philip Sousa, arranged by Vladimir Horowitz.

Samuel Gaskin, organ, 17, from College Station, TX, performs II. Fugue from Prelude & Fugue on Alain, Op. 17 by Maurice Duruflé.

Bassoonist and 10th Anniversary Alumni Performer LaMont Barlow from New York, NY, performing I. Introduction and Allegro from Suite for Bassoon and Piano by Alexandre Tansman.

Nathaniel Smith, cello, 15, from Brandon, MS, performing Serenade, Op. 54, No. 2 by David Popper.

Nathaniel Smith, cello, Mia Orosco, fiddle, 16, from Lorena, TX; and Simon Stipp, guitar, performing the traditional "Sally Goodin."

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