From the Top's annual highlights show features some of the best music and stories from the archives, including a fiery piano performance of the music of Alberto Ginastera and a young violist humorously listing the top 10 “Worst Things You Can Say After A Performance.”
Charles Yang, 18, violin, from Austin, Texas, performing Souvenir D’Amerique, “Yankee Doodle Variations” by Henri Vieuxtemps.
Michelle Cann, 18, piano, from Avon Park, Fla., performs Piano Sonata No. 1, Opus 22, Movement IV, “Ruvido ed Ostinado” by Alberto Ginastera.
Gabriel Campos, 17, clarinet, from Costa Rica and studying at the Interlochen Arts Academy, performing Solo de Concours by Andre Messager.
Marvin Brown, 18, cello, from Charlottesville, Va., performing Salut D’Amour by Edward Elgar
The Newman String Quartet from the Philadelphia area featuring Robyn Bollinger, 15, violin, Justine Lamb Budge, 15, violin, Paul Laraia, 18, viola, and Sarah Rommel, 18, cello, performing String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10, Mvt. 1 by Claude Debussy.
Sammy Thomas, 18, accordion, from Cheney, Wash., performing Chopin’s Nightmare by Joe Spano.