This week, From the Top broadcasts from Eastman School of Music, where special guest Sir James Galway joins us to lead an ensemble of young wind players and to tell us why he’s devoting so much of his time to teaching the next several generations of flutists. You'll also hear from a young violinist who has already written a smartphone app to help teachers and students track practice time.
Annie Jacobs-Perkins, 16, from Pittsford, N.Y., performs At the Fountain, Op. 20, No. 2 by Carl Davidoff, accompanied by Christopher O’Riley, piano.
Pianist Carmen Knoll, 16, from Carlstadt, N.J., performs Hungarian Rhapsody No. 13 in A minor by Franz Liszt, transcribed by Aracadi Volodos.
Flute player Sir James Galway and the Eastman School of Music/Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Wind Ensemble perform III. Scherzo from Petite Symphonie by Charles Gounod.
Sir James Galway, flute
June Kim, oboe (Eastman)
Gwen Healy, oboe (RPYO)
Dominic Giardino, clarinet (Eastman)
Jeffrey Guo, clarinet (RPYO)
Quinn Delaney, bassoon (Eastman)
Maggie Bacon, bassoon (RPYO)
Russell Rybicki, horn (Eastman)
Nikolette LaBonte, horn (Eastman)
Violinist Pierce Wang, 10, from Fremont, Calif., performs Grand Caprice on Schubert’s Der Erlkönig by Heinrich Ernst.
Soprano Emily Helenbrook, 19, from Alexander, N.Y., performs “Adele’s Laughing Song” from Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss, accompanied by Christopher O’Riley, piano.
Flute player Sir James Galway and the Eastman School of Music/Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Wind Ensemble perform IV. Finale from Petite Symphonie by Charles Gounod.