This week, from Dinkelspiel Auditorium on the campus of Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, a 13-year-old violinist performs a flashy Carmen Fantasy by Franz Waxman and takes a quiz given by a special guest - the great New York Times puzzle master Will Shortz, and a fantastic 16-year-old pianist plays Prokofiev. Also, we'll reconnect with a double bassist who was first on our show seven years ago, and hear the incredible story of how he met his future wife.
Cellist Nathan Chan, 16, from Hillsborough, CA, performing Julie-O by Mark Summer, cadenza by Sam Bass.
Pianist Jade Huang, 16, from Granite Bay, CA, performing Moderato and Allegro from Four Etudes, Op.2, No's 1 and 2 by Sergei Prokofiev.
Violinist Stephen Waarts, 13, from Los Altos, CA, performing Carmen Fantasie by Franz Waxman.
Duo Borealis (double bassist/composer and 10th Anniversary Alumni Performer Evan Premo and soprano Mary Bonhag) performing "Summer Morning" and "In Just" from Seasonal Song Cycle by Evan Premo.
The Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra performing I. Vivace - Grave and II. Allegro from Concerto Grosso, Op.6, No.8 in G minor ("Christmas Concerto") by Arcangelo Corelli. Musical direction by Benjamin Simon.