This week, From the Top and host Christopher O’Riley bring you to the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Ariz. We hear performances from a 15-year-old violinist playing a Zoltán Kodály piece and a 14-year-old pianist playing Prokofiev. Also, enjoy a setting of a Walt Whitman poem composed by a 17-year-old and performed by the Phoenix Children’s Chorus.
Clarinetist Austen Yueh, 16, from Scottsdale, Ariz., performs IV. Molto Allegro from the Sonata in E-flat for Clarinet and Piano, Op.167 by Camille Saint-Saëns.
Cellist Jangwoo "Peter" Eom, 17, from Gilbert, Ariz., performs III. Allegro Molto Vivace from the Sonata for Solo Cello, Op.8 by Zoltán Kodály.
Violinist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Adé Williams, 15, from Chicago, performs IV. Presto agitato from the Sonata No.3 in D minor for Violin and Piano, Op.108 by Johannes Brahms.
Pianist Christopher Richardson, 14, from Danville, Calif., performs III. Allegro con brio, ma non leggiere from Sonata No.4 in C minor, Op.29 by Sergei Prokofiev.
The Phoenix Children's Chorus performs "O Captain! My Captain!" by composer and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Trey Pernell, 17, from Denver.
The Phoenix Children's Chorus performs "Angels Watchin' Over Me," trad. spiritual, with additional words and music by Greg Gilpin, accompanied by Lori Woods, piano.