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This week's From the Top is broadcast from Calderwood Hall at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, as part of the Massachusetts' Cultural Council's National Summit on Creative Youth Development. You'll meet a guitarist who’s an expert on roller coasters and a teenage cellist from New Orleans whose family is French-American but who loves all things Korean. Performances on this show range from a Chopin piano favorite to the wild ride of a trombone quartet.

Program details: 

Violinist Tristan Flores, 15, (Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist) from Lexington, Mass., performs Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor, Op. 28, by Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921), with pianist Christopher O’Riley.

Pianist Phuong Nghi Pham, 18, from Dorchester, Mass., performs the first movement, Grave – Doppio movimento, from Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35, by Frédéric Chopin (1810–1849).

The Bone Rangers from Chicago, perform the second movement, Presto, from Tissington Variations by Raymond Premru (1934–1998).
Trombonist Tanner Jackson, 17, from Tinley Park, Ill.
Trombonist Alex Kusper, 15, from Orland Park, Ill.
Trombonist Gabriel Ramos, 17, (Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist) from Chicago.
Trombonist Ivan Saenz, 15, (Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist) from Chicago.

Cellist Georgia Bourderionnet, 17, (Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist) from New Orleans, performs the second movement, Allegro, from Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40, by Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975), with pianist Christopher O’Riley.

Guitarist David Steinhardt, 17, from Pittsford, N.Y., performs “Usher-Waltz” by Nikita Koshkin (b. 1956).

The Bone Rangers and David Steinhardt perform “No More Blues” by Antônio Carlos Jobim (1927–1994), arranged by Kim Scharnberg.