Episode #225

Yountville, California

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

This week’s show comes to you from Yountville, Calif., in the heart of the Napa Valley where you’ll meet a teenage clarinetist who’ll play one of Mozart’s most exquisite pieces and then talk about a visionary music education program he created. Also, a 12-year-old local pianist gives you the inside scoop on Napa culture, and a stellar soprano who was on our program a decade ago comes back to share what’s happened in her life and music since then.

Program details:

Mondo Trio (violinist Matthew Chow, 14, from Los Altos, Calif.; cellist Ila Shon, 13, from Portola Valley, Calif.; and pianist Hanson Tam, 13, from Hillsborough, Calif.) performs I. Allegro con brio from Piano Trio No.4 in B-flat major, Op.11 by Ludwig van Beethoven.

Pianist Marie Kelly, 12, from Napa, performs No. 2, 4 and 6 from Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm by Béla Bartók.

Clarinetist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Perry Choi, 17, from Monterey, Calif., performs II. Adagio from Concerto in A major, K. 622 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Soprano.

Alisa Jordheim, performs “It Ceased to Hurt Me”, “I Shall Not Murmur”, and “I Like to See It Lap the Miles” from The White Election, Part Three: Almost Peace by Gordon Getty.

Violinist Nikita Haduong, 15, from Henderson, Nev., performs III. Presto in moto perpetuo from Concerto Op. 14 by Samuel Barber.


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