Episode #288

Tacoma, Washington

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Saturday, June 07, 2014

The Konpeito Cello Quartet: Jeremy Tai, Minku Lee, Catherine Kim and Irene Jeong. The Konpeito Cello Quartet: Jeremy Tai, Minku Lee, Catherine Kim and Irene Jeong. (From the Top, Inc./flickr)

From Tacoma, Wash., this episode features Prokofiev’s Toccata performed with a level of energy that can only be described as "diabolically teenage" (the performer is a totally brilliant, risk-taking 15-year-old), we’ll hear a young violinist perform a lush and lyrical piece written for her by her father and we’ll enjoy music from a film by the great Japanese animator Hiyao Miyazaki sumptuously arranged for four cellos by one of the young performers on the program.

Program details:

Pianist Derek Wang, 15, from Needham, Mass., performs Toccata in D minor, Op. 11, by Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953).

Violinist Sophia Stoyanovich, 18, from Bainbridge Island, Wash., performs Romance for Violin and Piano by her father, Patrick Stoyanovich (b. 1962), with pianist Christopher O’Riley.

Soprano Kresley Figueroa, 17, from Flagstaff, Ariz., performs “Adieu, notre petite table” from Manon by Jules Massenet (1842–1912) with pianist Christopher O’Riley.

Violist Maia Hoffman, 16, (Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist) from Portland, Ore., performs the second movement, Lebhaft, from Märchenbilder (Fairy Tale Pictures) for Viola and Piano, Op. 113, by Robert Schumann (1810–1856) with pianist Christopher O’Riley.

Cellist Jeremy Tai, 15, from Cupertino, Calif., performs the first movement, Allegro agitato, from Cello Sonata in A minor, Op. 36, by Edvard Grieg (1843–1907) with pianist Christopher O’Riley.

The Konpeito Cello Quartet performs “The Path of the Wind” by Joe Hisaishi, arranged by Jeremy Tai.
Irene Jeong, 17, from Palo Alto, Calif.
Catherine Kim, 16, from Palo Alto, Calif.
Minku Lee, 17, from Palo Alto, Calif.
Jeremy Tai, 15, from Cupertino, Calif.

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