Episode #267

Boston, Massachusetts

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Violinist Chelsea Kim accompanied by host and pianist Christopher O'Riley. Violinist Chelsea Kim accompanied by host and pianist Christopher O'Riley. (From the Top, Inc./flickr)

This week's From the Top comes to you from Fraser Performance Studio at WGBH in Boston, where you'll meet a young violinist who shared her music with her severely autistic brother and watched him use a song to be able to express his emotions for the very first time. You'll also hear an outstanding soprano sing "The Lordly Hudson" by Ned Rorem and hear a trio of teens play the vivacious final movement of the Brahms Second Piano Trio.

Program details:

Violinist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Chelsea Kim, 17, from Wellesley, Mass., performs the Romance in F minor, Op.11 by Antonín Dvořák.

Pianist/composer Tengku Irfan, 14, from New York City, performs the Hungarian Rhapsody No.11 in A minor, S.244 by Franz Liszt and an excerpt from his own "Twelve-tone Variations."

Soprano and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Tatum Robertson, 17, from New Orleans, performs "The Lordly Hudson" by Ned Rorem.

Cellist Ju Hyun Lee, 17, from Chestnut Hill, Mass., performs Romanian Folk Dances by Béla Bartók.

The Back Bay Trio (violinist Kate Arndt, 15, from Littleton, Mass.; cellist Zlatomir Fung, 13, from Westborough, Mass.; and pianist Daniel Kim, 16, from Lexington, Mass.) performs IV.Finale: Allegro giocoso from the Piano Trio No.2 in C major, Op.87 by Johannes Brahms.

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