Episode #232

College Park, MD

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

From the Top is at Dekelboum Concert Hall at the University of Maryland in College Park this week, where a young bassoonist plays the music of Alexandre Tansman and shares an inspiring story about determination, and a young pianist reminds us what it feels like to practice music when you’re only 5-years-old. You'll also meet a piano trio from the Juilliard Pre-College Division and hear a 17-year-old play Baroque music on an authentic Baroque violin.

Performers and repertoire:

Pianist Kimberly Hou, 16, from Arlington, Va., performs IV. Fuga: Allegro con spirito from Sonata by Samuel Barber.

Violinist Brian Hong, 17, from Fairfax Station, Va., performs Sonata No. 4 by Marco Uccellini accompanied by Christopher O’Riley on harpsichord.

Guitarist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist John Williams, 16, from Wintersville , Ohio, performs II. Valseana & III. Preludio e toccatina from “Aquarelle” by Sérgio Assad.

Bassoonist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Sandra Bailey, 18, from Atlanta, Ga., performs I. Allegro con moto from Sonatine by Alexandre Tansman.

Juilliard Pre-College Division Piano Trio (violinist Dawn Wang, 17; cellist Xinchi Wang, 17; and pianist/composer Conrad Tao, 16) from New York, perform "Eventide" by Conrad Tao.

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