This week From the Top takes you to Hodgson Concert Hall at the University of Georgia in Athens. Here, a young New York guitarist evokes the palace of Alhambra and an outstanding piano trio from Minnesota plays the music of Smetana. Later in the program, a teenage cellist beautifully performs Maurice Ravel's "Kaddish."
Violinist Maria Ioudenitch, 17,from Overland Park, Kan., performs the Scherzo-Tarantelle, Op.16 by Henryk Wieniawski.
Guitarist Bokyung Byun, 18, from New York City, performs "Recuerdos de la Alhambra" (Memories of the Alhambra) by Francisco Tárrega.
Pianist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Ariela Bohrod, 17, from Madison, Wisc., performs Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op.22 by Frédéric Chopin.
Cellist Wickliffe Simmons, 19, from Atlanta, Ga., performs "Kaddish" by Maurice Ravel.
The Hartman-Warren-Doyle Trio (violinist Luther Warren, 17, from New Brighton, Minn.; cellist Nora Doyle, 16, from Minneapolis; and pianist Derek Hartman, 15, from Blaine, Minn.) performs I. Moderato Assai from the Piano Trio in G minor, Op.15 by Bedřich Smetana.