Episode #246

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

« previous episode | next episode »

Saturday, August 04, 2012

This week, From the Top comes to you from Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh, Penn., where you’ll hear a talented 17-year-old euphonium player perform the music of Simone Mantia and a 16-year-old violinist play the Bartok Second Rhapsody.

Also, teenagers from the Philadelphia area perform the first movement from Schubert’s monumental “Death and the Maiden” quartet, and an unusually dynamic young pianist/composer plays Chopin and an excerpt from one of his own pieces.

Program details:

Euphonium player Grant Jameson, 17, from Dublin, Ohio, performs “Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms” by Simone Mantia.

Violist Daniel Orsen, 17, from Pittsburgh, Pa., performs IV. Vivace from Sonata in F-minor by Johannes Brahms.

Pianist/composer Aleksandr (“Sasha”) Voinov, 14, from Sewickley, Pa., performs Polonaise in A-flat major, Op. 53 by Frédéric Chopin.

Temple University Music Preparatory Honors String Quartet (violinist Amy Semes, 16, from Broomall, Pa.; violinist Brenden Zak, 14, from Ocean City, N.J.; cellist Sangbin “Bihn” Park, 15, from Haverford, Pa.; and violist Tiffany Laraia, 17, from Sewell, Washington Township, N.J.) performs I. Allegro from String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, (“Death and a Maiden”) by Franz Schubert.

Violinist Kelly Talim, 16, from Buffalo Grove, Ill., performs Rhapsody No. 2, BB96a, Sz. 89 by Béla Bartók.

The WQXR e-newsletter. Show highlights, links to music news, on-demand concerts, events from The Greene Space and more.