Episode #296

Past and Present Award Winners Perform in Washington, D.C.

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Saturday, March 05, 2016

The Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir. The Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir. (Courtesy From the Top/Flickr)

In celebration of a 10-year partnership and more than $2 million in scholarships awarded to young musicians, From the Top and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation bring together a special recording from our nation’s capital. Meet current and past recipients of the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award, including a female percussionist who is breaking stereotypes with her all-female percussion group (see a video about it here), and enjoy a special performance by Washington Performing Arts’ Children of the Gospel Choir.

Program Playlist:

Kiarra Saito-Beckman, 15, violin
"Carmen Fantasie" by Franz Waxman

Taiga Ultan, 17, flute
Fantaisie for Flute and Piano by Philippe Gaubert

Oscar Paz-Suaznabar, 8, piano
Prestissimo, from the Sonata No. 52 in G major, Hob. XVI:39 by Franz Joseph Haydn

Marcelina Suchocka, percussion
Antonio Carlos Jobim arr. Gary Burton: ‘‘No More Blues’’

Excelsis Percussion Quartet
Prelude I and Chorus I from "Threads" by Paul Lansky

Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir
"Praise Ye The Lord", Scott Cumberbatch

Clifton Williams, piano
Suggestion Diabolique by Sergei Prokofiev

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