Episode #242

Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Saturday, July 07, 2012

We’re at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in sunny Santa Fe this week, where you'll hear Handel sung by a 16-year-old mezzo, and enjoy the flirtatious music of Gaspar Cassado played by a 17-year-old cellist. You'll also meet a teenage pianist who practices the athletic art of parkour!

Program details:

Pianist Hugo Kitano, 16, from San Francisco, performs IV. Finale: Presto non tango; agitato from Sonata No. 3 by Frédéric Chopin.

Guitarist Audra Vigil, guitar, 14, from Albuquerque, N.M., performs "Saudade No.3" by Roland Dyens.

Mezzo-soprano Micäela Aldridge, 17, from Montclair, N.J., performs "Svegliatevi nel Core" from Giulio Cesare by George Frideric Handel and an excerpt from "The Sun Embraces the Stony Earth" from Elmer Gantry by Robert Aldridge.

Cellist Russell Houston, 17, from Richardson, Texas, performs "Requiebros" by Gaspar Cassadó.

Violinist Amelia Sie, 15, from Bellevue, Wash., performs "Lotus Land" by Cyril Scott, arr. Kreisler.

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