Chattanooga, Tennessee

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This week, From the Top comes to you from the Tivoli Theater in Chattanooga, Tenn., where you'll hear a 14-year-old violinist from California perform the glitzy “Carmen Fantasie” by Franz Waxman and enjoy an audio postcard sent in by a 16-year-old bass-baritone from nearby Lookout Mountain, Tenn. You'll also hear the story of a Mongolian teenage cellist who was invited to move to America by a touring musician.

Program details:

Pianist Jerry Feng, 17, from Knoxville, Tenn., performs Étude Op. 10, No. 12 in C minor, "Revolutionary", by Frédéric Chopin.

Trumpet player John Burton, 17, from Chattanooga, Tenn., performs Fantasie in E-flat by Joseph Edouard Barat.

The Camerton String Quartet (violinist Rebekah Heckler, 15, from Godfrey, Ill.; violinist Julia Son, 15, from Ballwin, Mo.; violist Sean Byrne, 17, from Chesterfield, Mo.; and cellist Nomin Zolzaya, 18, from St. Louis, Mo.) performs II. Allegro furioso from the String Quartet No.10, Op.118, by Dmitri Shostakovich.

Bass/baritone Thomas West, 16 from Lookout Mountain, Tenn., performs "Grosser Herr" from Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, by J.S. Bach.

Violinist Alina Kobialka, 15, from San Francisco, performs "Carmen Fantasie" by Franz Waxman.