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This week From the Top is at its home base, New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall in Boston, where you'll hear a 13-year-old cellist perform Tchaikovsky and a 9-year-old violinist perform a lively showpiece by Pablo de Sarasate. Also, an accomplished recorder player will break you of any stereotype you may have about this versatile instrument.

Program details:

Cellist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Sebastian Stoger, 13, from New York, NY performs"Pezzo Capriccioso" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Pianist Vanessa Meiling Haynes, 15, from Shrewsbury, MA performs III. Allegro ma non troppo – Presto from the Sonata No.23 in F minor, Op. 57, "Appassionata,"by Ludwig van Beethoven.

Bass/baritone William Su, 18, from Natick, MA performs "Amor marinaro" (Sailor's love) by Gaetano Donizetti.

Recorder player Bryan Duerfeldt, 18, from Bloomington, MN performs III. Allegro molto from the Concerto in C major, RV 443 by Antonio Vivaldi.

Recorder player Bryan Duerfeldt performs an excerpt from "The Bird and The Donkey" by Pete Rose.

Violinist Elizabeth Aoki, 9, from Cresskill, NJ performs "Introduction and Tarantelle," Op.43 by Pablo de Sarasate.