Episode #254

Houston, Texas

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Saturday, November 02, 2013

This week's show comes to you from the Brown Theater at the Wortham Center in Houston, Texas, where you'll hear a 17-year-old baritone sing Schubert and a 15-year-old pianist play Liszt’s "La Campanella." Also, the Houston Youth Symphony performs the overture from Beethoven's "Fideli" and a 16-year-old from Houston performs a violin show piece — on the cello.

Program details:

The Houston Youth Symphony (Michael Webster, artistic director and conductor), performs Leonore Overture No.3, Op.72b from "Fidelio" by Ludwig van Beethoven.

French horn player Shelby Nugent, 18, from Waterloo, Ill., performs I.Massig bewegt from the Sonata in F major by Paul Hindemith.

Cellist Charles Seo, 16, from Houston, performs "Zigeunerweisen" by Pablo de Sarasate.

Baritone Aaron Bigeleisen, 17, from Pittsford, N.Y., performs "Kriegers Ahnung" from "Schwanengesang," D.957 by Franz Schubert.

Pianist Esther Liao, 15 from Houston, performs "La Campanella" from Grandes étude de Paganini, S.141, No.3 in G-sharp minor by Franz Liszt.

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