Episode #265

Dallas, Texas

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

On this week's From the Top coming to you from Myerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas, an outstanding teenage violinist who originally taught himself to play by watching videos on YouTube, will solo with the mighty Dallas Symphony Orchestra. You'll also hear teenage members of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra join the Dallas Symphony pros in a side-by-side rendition of The Great Gate of Kiev from “Pictures at an Exhibition.”

Performers and repertoire:

Violinist Aakash Patel, 19, from Carrollton, TX performs I. Allegro Non Troppo from the Violin Concerto No.3 in B minor, Op.61 by Camille Saint-Saëns with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thomas Hong

Cellist Russell Houston, 18, from Richardson, TX performs Schelomo by Ernest Bloch with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thomas Hong

Pianist Christopher O'Riley performs III. Allegro  from the Piano Concerto No.2 in F major, Op.102 by Dmitri Shostakovich with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thomas Hong

Composer/pianist Chase Dobson, 16, violinist Aakash Patel, and cellist Russell Houston perform Piano Trio No.1, II. Sporting of the Gods by Chase Dobson

Hear more of Chase Dobson's compositions.

The Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra perform The Great Gate of Kiev from "Pictures at an Exhibition" by Modest Mussorgsky, arr. Ravel. Conducted by Thomas Hong.

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