Episode #239

Ocean City, New Jersey

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

This week, From the Top is at the Music Pier in Ocean City, N.J, joined by the Ocean City Pops under the direction of William Scheible. You'll hear a 16-year-old violinist play Wieniawski with the orchestra and an 18-year-old pianist play Bach. Also, the junior division winners of this year's Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition join Christopher O'Riley to perform Dvořák and a teenage trumpeter teams up with Pops conductor William Scheible to play the music of Vivaldi.

Performers and Repertoire:

Violinist Amy Semes,16, from Broomall, Pa., performs I. Allegro Moderato from Violin Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor, Op 14 by Henryk Wieniawski.

Trumpeter Jacob Hernandez, 18, from Philadelphia, and Ocean City Pops conductor and trumpeter William Scheible perform I. Allegro from Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C by Antonio Vivaldi.

Polaris Quartet (violinist Jenny Lee, violin, 17 from Bloomington, Ind.; violinist Billy Fang, violin, 18 from Dayton, Ohio; violist Demi Fang, 15, from Dayton; and cellist Josh Halpern, 17, from Dayton) performs I. Allegro, ma non tanto from Piano Quintet in A major, Op.81 by Antonín Dvořák.

Pianist Kevin Sun, 18, from Carmichael, Calif., Performs I. Overture from Overture in the French Style, BWV 831 by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Cellist Austin Huntington, 17, from South Bend, Ind., Performs I. Andante – Allegro vivace from Sonata No. 4 in C major, Op. 102 by Ludwig Van Beethoven.

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