Episode #307

A House Concert in Boston, Massachusetts

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Cellist Dylan Wu. Cellist Dylan Wu. (From the Top)

In the contemporary spirit of performance trends like Groupmuse, in which young performers organize impromptu house concerts to play chamber music, From the Top presents its first "House Concert" from Boston, and it has a decidedly more intimate feel. A cellist who’s just 11-years-old performs the music of David Popper and we meet a teenage classical guitarist who’s also a poet, a neuroscience nerd and a serious skateboarder (watch the video below).

Program details:

Valerie Kim, violin, plays Tango (por Una Cabeza), by Carlos Gardel, arr. John Williams.

Margaret O’Leary, bassoon, plays the first movement, Allegretto moderato, and the second movement, Allegro scherzando, from Sonata for Bassoon and Piano in G major, Op. 168, by Camille Saint-Saëns.

Harry Rylance, piano, plays Etude Op. 2, No. 1, and Etude Op. 8, No. 12, by Alexander Scriabin.

Jason Lewis, guitar, plays the third movement, La Toccata de Pasquini from Sonata, by Leo Brouwer.

Dylan Wu, cello, plays Tarantella, Op. 33 by David Popper.

Jason Lewis, guitar, plays the third movement, Fuoco, from Libra Sonatine by Roland Dyens.

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