Baton Rouge, LA
This episode originally aired on December 18, 2010.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
This week From the Top broadcasts from Louisiana State University’s Shaver Theatre in Baton Rouge, featuring local cellist Jean Kim, a 15-year-old with some serious musical talent. Jean studies cello with Minhye Clara Kim and attends the Juilliard Pre-College Division in New York City. On the show Jean performs Capriccio by Lukas Foss, accompanied by Christopher O’Riley, piano.
Also on the broadcast: 16-year-old pianist Jennifer Tu from New Orleans, Louisiana performing L’Isle Joyeuse by Claude Debussy; 17-year-old violist Marcus Rose from Shreveport, Louisiana, performing the first movement Rapsodie from Suite Hebraique by Ernest Bloch, accompanied by Christopher O’Riley; 17-year-old soprano Jennifer Seidel from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, performing “Les Filles de Cadix” by Léo Delibes, accompanied by Christopher O’Riley; and The Red Hot Brass Band from New Orleans, comprised of 17-year-old Doyle “Red” Cooper, trumpet, 17-year-old Gregory Morrow, tenor saxophone, 18-year-old Colin Frishberg, trombone, 20-year-old José Besselman, bass drum, 17-year-old Peter Varnado, snare drum, and Paul Robertson, tuba, performing the traditional “Just a Closer Walk with Thee.”