Episode #307

An Intimate House Concert in Boston

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Cellist Dylan Wu, 11, from Manhasset, NY. Cellist Dylan Wu, 11, from Manhasset, NY. (Courtesy of From the Top/Flickr)

In the contemporary spirit of ensembles like Groupmuse, which have been organizing house concerts where of young performers gather to play chamber music, From the Top presents its first such gathering from Boston, Massachusetts, 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.

Program Playlist:

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

Margaret O’Leary, bassoon
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
Etude Op. 2, No. 1, and Etude Op. 8, No. 12, by Alexander Scriabin

Jason Lewis, guitar
The third movement, La Toccata de Pasquini from Sonata, by Leo Brouwer

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

Jason Lewis, guitar
The third movement, Fuoco, from Libra Sonatine by Roland Dyens

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