Highlight Show 23

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Johannes Gray (Mark Niskanen/From The Top/Flickr)

Featuring nearly twice as much music as From the Top’s regular episodes, this “Mostly Music” highlights program celebrates some of the best performances by young people From the Top has presented over the past couple of seasons. We meet a wonderfully quirky 14-year-old cellist, enjoy Mozart performed by a teenager from New York State, and we hear perhaps the strongest teenage baritone From the Top has ever encountered sing the music of Schubert.

Performers and repertoire:

Johannes Gray, cello
“Capriccio” by Lukas Foss

Kate Liu, piano
Presto from Piano Sonata No. 2 by Avner Dorman

Gloria Ferry-Brennan, violin
Allegro con fuoco from Violin Sonata, Op. 119, by Francis Poulenc

The Meshugene Quartet
Allegro from String Quartet No. 9 in E-flat major, Op. 117, by Dmitri Shostakovich

Nicholas Tisherman, oboe
Allegro from Oboe Quartet in F major, K. 370, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Aaron Bigeleisen, baritone
“Kriegers Ahnung” from Schwanengesang, D 957, by Franz Schubert

Quartet Tzigane
Allegro molto from Piano Quartet in D minor by William Walton

The Boston Children’s Chorus
“Alleluia” by Randall Thompson

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