Episode #256

Grapevine, Texas

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Does the discipline and dedication required to serve in our nation’s armed forces have anything in common with the discipline and dedication required to become a skilled classical musician? All of the kids on today’s show would say, "Yes." This week, From the Top is in Grapevine, Texas, where we'll showcase talented young musicians who've grown up in America's proud military families. The show was taped in collaboration with the Military Child Education Coalition.

Program details:

Pianist William Hume, 16, from Yorktown, Va., performs Rhapsody in B minor, Op.79, No.1 by Johannes Brahms.

Violist Devon Naftzger, 18, from Lincolnshire, Ill., performs Praeludium and Allegro by Fritz Kreisler.

Harpist Clarissa McLaren, 17, from Provo, Utah, (lives at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe base in Belgium) performs Impromptu-Caprice, Op.9 by Gabriel Pierné.

Clarinetist Dominic Giardino, 18, from Key West, Fla., performs Three Pieces for Solo Clarinet by Igor Stravinsky.

Woodwind Quintet from the United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" performs Partita for Wind Quintet, IV. Gigue by Irving Fine.

Woodwind Quintet from the United States Army Band "Pershing's Own" and Clarinetist Dominic Giardino perform "Hands Across the Sea" by John Philip Sousa.

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