Young Artists Showcase Marks Milestone Broadcast

Email a Friend

See a photo slideshow taken by Bob Sherman's son, Steve, of the broadcast recording.

The McGraw Hill Companies Young Artists Showcase celebrates a milestone this week: its 1,800th weekly broadcast. Joining host Bob Sherman to mark the occasion are two Showcase alumni, violinist Chee-Yun, and pianist Alessio Bax.

Chee-Yun was first introduced to the showcase as a teenager when she performed a fun piece by Alan Rideout. On this episode, she plays that very same piece, Ferdinand the Bull, with Sherman narrating.

Alessio Bax plays two of his own arrangements, Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise and a Hungarian Dance that everyone will recognize.

Bax and Chee-Yun met at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where they worked together coaching and teaching. This collaboration led to playing chamber music together, which they display with movements from the Brahms’ Sonata in D Minor.

Program details:

Brahms: Sonata in D Minor, first movement
-- Chee-Yun, violin; and Alessio Bax, piano.

Alan Rideout: Ferdinand the Bull
-- Chee-Yun, violin; Bob Sherman, narration.

Rachmaninoff/Bax: Vocalise
-- Alessio Bax, piano.

Brahms/Cziffra/Bax: Hungarian Dance No.5
-- Alessio Bax, piano.

Brahms: Sonata in D Minor, third movement and finale
-- Chee-Yun, violin; and Alessio Bax, piano.

Violinist Chee-Yun performing on the 1,800th broadcast of the Young Artists Showcase.
Violinist Chee-Yun performing on the 1,800th broadcast of the Young Artists Showcase. ( © 2012 Steve J. Sherman )
Pianist Alessio Bax performing on the 1,800th broadcast of the Young Artists Showcase.
Pianist Alessio Bax performing on the 1,800th broadcast of the Young Artists Showcase. ( © 2012 Steve J. Sherman )
Robert Sherman hosting his 1,800th program of the Young Artists Showcase.
Robert Sherman hosting his 1,800th program of the Young Artists Showcase. ( © 2012 Steve J. Sherman )
Robert Sherman interviewing violinist Chee-Yun (back to camera) and pianist Alessio Bax.
Robert Sherman interviewing violinist Chee-Yun (back to camera) and pianist Alessio Bax. ( © 2012 Steve J. Sherman )
Violinist Chee-Yun and pianist Alessio Bax bowing following their live performance.
Violinist Chee-Yun and pianist Alessio Bax bowing following their live performance. ( © 2012 Steve J. Sherman )
A toast to Robert Sherman given by WQXR's Vice President and General Manager Graham Parker (not pictured)
A toast to Robert Sherman given by WQXR's Vice President and General Manager Graham Parker (not pictured)

From left, Sherman's grandchildren Fiona and Jesse Sherman, and violinist Chee-Yun.

( © 2012 Steve J. Sherman )
of