Episode #231

New York, New York

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

You logged onto YouTube, you watched, you listened and you voted. Recorded in The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WQXR in New York City, here you'll meet the winners of the Big Break Competition, including the grand prize winner, percussionist Marcelina Suchocka. You'll also hear a 16-year-old cellist play Bartok, a 15-year-old harpist play Salzedo and all of this week's musicians perform Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals in a grand finale.

Performers and repertoire:

Cellist Brannon Cho, 16, from Short Hills, N.J., performs Romanian Folk Dances by Béla Bartók.

Harpist Helen Gerhold,15, from Lansdale, Pa., performs Variations Sur Un Theme Dans Le Style Ancien by Carlos Salzedo.

Pianist Gideon Broshy, 17, from New York City, performs "Two Motions in One Movement” by Samuel Zyman.

Percussionist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Marcelina Suchocka, 17, from Chicago, performs Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra, Movement III by Anders Koppel.

Cellist Brannon Cho, harpist Helen Gerhold, pianist Gideon Broshy, percussionist Marcelina Suchocka, and host Christopher O'Riley perform Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns, arr. Piano 4-Hands by Lucien Garban.

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