From the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla., this week’s From the Top features a remarkably bold and confident performance by a 14-year-old violinist from South Florida, a young soprano from New Orleans performing a musical setting of one of Emily Dickinson’s poems, and an oboist who, in addition to possessing an enormous library of classical music, is a wonderful teenage spokesperson for the genre.
Matthew Hakkarainen, 14, violin, plays Praeludium and Allegro in the style of Pugnani by Fritz Kreisler.
Antonio Urrutia, 18, oboe, plays the third movement, Nicht schnell, from Three Romances for Piano and Oboe, Op. 94, by Robert Schumann.
Trio Volta, a percussion trio, plays "Stubernic" by Mark Ford.
Joe Bricker, 18, marimba
Finley Lau, 16, marimba
Daniel Sahyouni, 18, marimba
Emily Sheets, 17, mezzo-soprano, performs "Will there really be a morning?” by Ricky Ian Gordon (from a poem by Emily Dickinson).
Dasha Bukhartseva, 22, piano, plays the first piece, Our Evenings, and the second piece, A Blown Away Leaf, from On an Overgrown Path by Leoš Janáček.