From Chattanooga, Tenn., this week From the Top features an uproarious performance of the music of Japanese composer and pianist Hiromi Uehara, performed by a 14-year-old girl from nearby Maryville, Tenn. We'll also hear from a young singer who has raised more than $14,000 for arts programs at the local schools, and a local teenage guitar quartet serenades us with a classical arrangement of an Appalachian folk song.
Violinist Isabelle Durrenberger, 15, from Upper Arlington, Ohio, performs Introduction and Tarantella, Op. 43, by Pablo de Sarasate, accompanied by Christopher O’Riley, piano.
The McCallie Guitar Quartet, from Chattanooga, Tenn., performs “Black is the Color (of My True Love’s Hair),” traditional Appalachian Mountain folk song, arranged by Bryan Johanson (b. 1951).
Ralston Hartness, 17, from Chattanooga, Tenn.
Matthew Norris, 17, from Signal Mountain, Tenn.
Drew Shikoh, 16, from Signal Mountain, Tenn.
Griff Jayne, 16, from Chattanooga, Tenn.
Flutist Adam Sadberry, 17, from Montgomery, Texas, (Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist) performs Ballade for Flute and Piano by Frank Martin, accompanied by Christopher O’Riley, piano.
Pianist Mayuki Miyashita, 14, from Maryville, Tenn., performs “The Tom and Jerry Show” by Hiromi Uehara.
Violist Matthew Geise, 18, from Plano, Texas, performs I. Lento – Allegro from Suite for Viola and Piano by Ernest Bloch, accompanied by Christopher O’Riley, piano.
Bellaserelle String Quartet performs I. Allegro violento ed agitato from String Quartet No. 1, Op. 20, by Alberto Ginastera.
Violinist Isabelle Durrenberger, 15, from Upper Arlington, Ohio.
Violinist Charles Gleason, 17, from Gahanna, Ohio.
Violist Serena Hsu, 16, from Dublin, Ohio.
Cellist Isobel Alsup, 16, from Delaware, Ohio (Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist).