Episode #286

Cincinnati, Ohio

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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Tessa Lark, Jonathan Miron and Charles Yang. Tessa Lark, Jonathan Miron and Charles Yang. (From the Top, Inc./flickr)

From Corbett Auditorium in Cincinnati, Ohio, this week's program features one of the strongest pre-collegiate music programs in the country: The Cincinnati Starling Project. Host Christopher O'Riley joins Starling's flagship orchestra to play Mozart, we'll hear a 12-year-old violinist and one of the program's most talented young soloists perform the music of Edward Elgar, and three From the Top alumni return to share their stories of mega success on YouTube and to perform a wonderfully schmaltzy comedic violin trio.

Program details:

The Starling Chamber Orchestra from Cincinnati, performs the third movement, Rondeau, from Serenade for Orchestra No. 6 in D major, K. 239, “Serenata notturna,” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, conducted by Kurt Sassmannshaus.

Pianist Yilun Xu, 17, (Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist) from New York City performs “Feux d’artifice” (“Fireworks”) from Préludes, Book II, by Claude Debussy.

Violinist Skye Park, 12, from Lexington, Ky., performs “Salut d’amour” by Edward Elgar with the Starling Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Kurt Sassmannshaus.

The Starling/From the Top Alumni Trio performs Serenade (Siciliano) for Three Violins and Piano by Joseph Hellmesberger Sr, with pianist Christopher O’Riley.
Violinist Tessa Lark, 24, from Jamaica Plain, Mass.
Violinist Jonathan Miron, 21, from New York City.
Violinist Charles Yang, 25, from New York City.

Horn player Avery Roth-Hawthorne, 17, (Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist) from Oakland, California, performs the first movement, Adagio, from Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70, by Robert Schumann, with pianist Christopher O’Riley.

Christopher O’Riley and the Starling Chamber Orchestra perform the third movement, Rondeau – Allegretto, from Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K. 414, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, conducted by Kurt Sassmannshaus.

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