Episode #273

El Paso, Texas

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

This week, From the Top comes to you from the historic Plaza Theater in El Paso, Texas, where you'll hear an extraordinary 13-year-old clarinetist performing Concertino, Op.26 by Carl Maria von Weber and meet a charming 11-year-old harpist who will play the music of Reinhold Gliere. Also, a 19-year-old organist treats us to a performance on the Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organ.

Program details:

Clarinetist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Andrew Moses, 13, from Culver City, Calif., performs Concertino, Op.26 by Carl Maria von Weber.

Organist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist David von Behren, 19, from Falls City, Neb., performs IV. Toccata from Suite Gothique, Op.25 by Léon Boëllmann.

Harpist Lucy Ann Sotak, 11, from Arvada, Colo., performs Impromptu, Op.35, No.9 by Reinhold Glière.

Violinist Wesley Yu, 16, from El Paso, Texas, performs Polonaise Brillante No.1 in D major, Op.4 by Henryk Wieniawski.

The Jin Duo (pianists Julian Jenson, 17, from Hemet, Calif., and Vuthithorn Chinthammit, 17, from Bangkok, Thailand) performs Variations on a Theme by Paganini for Two Pianos by Witold Lutoslawski.

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