Episode #228

Athens, Georgia

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Saturday, March 03, 2012

This week, From the Top is in Athens, Ga., where the great flutist Sir James Galway collaborates with two outstanding teenage string players in the Beethoven Serenade, Op. 25. Also, a 12-year-old pianist plays Brahms and an 18-year-old harpist plays Gabriel Piernés Impromptu Caprice.

Program details:

Violist Arianna Smith, 17, from Saint Charles, Ill., performs From My Heart and Circus by Paul Coletti.

Pianist Nick Allgeier, 12, from Raleigh, N.C., performs Rhapsody in G Minor, Op.79, No.2 by Johannes Brahms.

Flutist Sir James Galway and pianist Christopher O’Riley perform I. Allegro Malincolico from Sonata for Flute and Piano by Francis Poulenc.

Harpist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Angelica Hairston, 18, from Atlanta, performs Impromptu-Caprice by Gabriel Pierné.

Flutist Sir James Galway, violist Arianna Smith, and violinist Kenneth Renshaw, 17, from San Francisco, perform VI. Adagio-Allegro Vivace Disinvolto from Serenade in D major for Flute, Violin and Viola, Op.25 by Ludwig van Beethoven.

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