Episode #310

From the Top Returns to the Aspen Music Festival

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Aubree Oliverson, Zlatomir Fung and Adria Ye of the Finkel-Wu Han Smetana Piano Trio perform. Aubree Oliverson, Zlatomir Fung and Adria Ye of the Finkel-Wu Han Smetana Piano Trio perform. (Courtesy From the Top)

This week, From the Top and its host, Christopher O'Riley, visit the Aspen Music Festival and School, where young talented musicians from across the country come each summer to hone their skills. This episode features a 12-year-old pianist performing works by Robert Schumann, a Seattle-based double bass player giving a moving rendition of a Bottesini work and a 15-year-old cellist from New Jersey who started an outreach program.

Program Playlist:

Emily Shehi, violin
II. Appassionata, from Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 17 by Josef Suk

William Langlie-Miletich, double bass
II. Andante, from the Concerto for Double Bass no. 2 by Giovanni Bottesini

Felicia He, piano
I. So rasch wie möglich, from the Sonata No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22 by Robert Schumann

Martin Mangrum, horn
II. Poco lento maestoso, from the Sonata for Horn and Piano, Op. 101 by York Bowen

Noah Lee, cello
"Julie-O" by Mark Summer

The Finckel-Wu Han Chamber Music Studio Piano Trio
Finale, Piano Trio in G Minor by Bedřich Smetana

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