Episode #266

Denver, Colorado

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Saturday, March 02, 2013

Organist Bryan Dunnewald and The Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Organist Bryan Dunnewald and The Colorado Symphony Orchestra. (From the Top, Inc./flickr)

This week, From the Top comes to you from Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver where the teenager performers play with the Colorado Symphony. You'll hear a 17-year-old organist join the orchestra to perform the final movement of the Saint-Saens Symphony No. 3 and meet a teenage violinist who plays Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen while sharing the stage with her parents, who are orchestra members. Also, the Colorado Children’s Chorale sings the music of Randall Thompson.

Program details:

Violinist Emily Switzer, 17, from Denver, performs Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20 by Pablo de Sarasate, with the Colorado Symphony, Scott O'Neil, conductor.

Colorado Children's Chorale (70 members) performs "The Pelican" from The Place of the Blest for treble choir and orchestra by Randall Thompson, with the Colorado Symphony, Scott O'Neil, conductor.

Pianist Christopher O'Riley performs II. Andante from the Piano Concerto No.2 in F major, Op.102 by Dmitri Shostakovich, with the Colorado Symphony, Scott O'Neil, conductor.

Colorado Symphony Associate principal horn Kolio Plachkov, Colorado Symphony concertmaster Yumi Hwang-Williams, and pianist Christopher O'Riley perform II, Scherzo: Allegro, from the Horn Trio in E-flat Major, Op.40 by Johannes Brahms.

Organist Bryan Dunnewald, 17, from Arvada, Colo., performs V. Maestoso from the Symphony No.3 in C minor, Op.78, "Organ" by Camille Saint-Saëns, with the Colorado Symphony, Scott O'Neil, conductor.

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