Episode #283

Boston, Massachusetts

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Quartet Noce: Joy Kuo, Rose Moerschel, Sloane Wesloh and Drake Driscoll. The Quartet Noce: Joy Kuo, Rose Moerschel, Sloane Wesloh and Drake Driscoll. (From the Top, Inc./flickr)

This week From the Top brings you to Jordan Hall in Boston, Mass., for a series of string performances, and one piano. The program features “The Lark” by Mikhail Glinka brought to life by a wonderfully musical 11-year-old pianist. We'll also enjoy some unaccompanied Bach performed by a very thoughtful Boston-area teenager and a teenage string quartet shares moving stories about the healing power of music in their own lives.

Program Details:

Cellist Zlatomir Fung, 14, from Westborough, Mass., performs V. Bourée and VI. Bourée from Cello Suite No. 4 in E-flat major, BWV 1010, by Johann Sebastian Bach.

Violinist Gregorio Lopes, 18, from Bloomington, Ind. (Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist), performs Mélodie, Op. 42, No. 3, by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, accompanied by Christopher O’Riley, piano.

Quartet Noce from Walnut Hill School of the Arts performs I. Adagio – Con moto from String Quartet No. 1, “Kreutzer Sonata,” by Leoš Janáček (1854–1928). Violinist Joy Kuo, 18 from Taiwan; currently living in Lincoln, Massachusetts; violinist Rose Moerschel, 17, from Milton, Mass.; violist Sloane Wesloh, 17, from Stillwater, Minn.; cellist Drake Driscoll, 18, from Holly Springs, N.C.

Harpist Deanna Cirielli, 15, from Winchester, Massachusetts, performs Impromptu, Op. 86, by Gabriel Fauré.

Pianist Maxim Lando, 11, from Great Neck, N.Y., performs “The Lark” by Mikhail Glinka, arranged by Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev.

Cellist Zlatomir Fung, 14, from Westborough, Mass., performs V. Vito from Spanish Dances, Op. 54, by David Popper, accompanied by Christopher O’Riley, piano.

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