Episode #227

Opelika, Alabama

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Saturday, February 04, 2012

This week From the Top comes to you from the Opelika Center for the Performing Arts in Opelika, Ala., where you'll hear a 13-year-old violinist play Beethoven and an 18-year-old guitarist play Paganini. Also, a young pianist shares the story of how music has brought him close to his little brother.

Program details:

Double bassist Sam Casseday, 17, from Jacksonville, Fla., performs I. Allegro Moderato from Concerto No. 2 in B minor by Giovanni Bottesini.

Clarinetist Sara Aratake, 17, from Chapel Hill, N.C., performs Introduction et Rondo by Charles-Marie Widor.

Pianist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Evan Ritter, 14, from Dallas, Texas, performs Suggestion Diabolique, Op.4, No.4 by Sergei Prokofiev.

Guitarist Jiyeon Kim, 18, from Cleveland, Ohio, performs Caprice No. 24 by Niccolò Paganini.

Violinist Eric Tsai, 13, from Birmingham, Ala., performs III. Rondo: Allegro from Violin Sonata No.1 in D major, Op.12, No.1 by Ludwig van Beethoven.

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