Episode #241

Washington, D.C.

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Saturday, December 29, 2012

This week, From the Top comes to you from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., where you’ll hear a gregarious 11-year-old play the music of David Popper and a piano trio from Cleveland performs a lively piece by Astor Piazzolla. You'll also hear the piano music of Olivier Messiaen performed by a 17-year-old from Washington state.

Program details:

Violinist Jehshua Karunakaran, 17, from Reston, Va., performs Danse Espagnole from "La Vide Breve" by Manuel de Falla, arr. Kreisler.

Cellist Noah Lee, 11, from Oakland, N.J., performs Hungarian Rhapsody by David Popper.

The CIM Piano Trio (violinist Haruno Sato, 16, from Shaker Heights, Ohio; cellist Hannah Moses, 16, from Stow, Ohio; and pianist Arianna Körting, 17, from Gates Mills, Ohio) performs Primavera Porteña from "The 4 Seasons of Beunos Aires" by Astor Piazzolla.

Pianist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Dong Won Lee, 17, from Redmond, Wash., performs Prelude No.8, "Un reflet dans le vent" by Olivier Messiaen.

Saxophonist Stephen Banks, 18, from Clemmons, N.C., performs II.Chanson Pour Ma Mie and V.Lou Cabridan from Tableaux de Provence by Paule Maurice.

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