Episode #323

From the Top Visits Idyllwild Arts Academy

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Saturday, June 04, 2016

Christopher O'Riley Christopher O'Riley (Wendy Lynch)

Christopher O’Riley hosts this episode of From the Top from to the Idyllwild Arts Academy in California filled with amazing performances and inspiring stories from some of America’s best young classical musicians, who are current or former students of the school. From the Top alum Moni Simeonov returns to the program to perform a work by César Franck, and we’ll hear an octet of students play a piece of music celebrating Idyllwild’s 70th anniversary.

Program Playlist:

Hanxiao (Helen) Lai, 17, piano
Etude Op. 25, No. 11 by Frédéric Chopin

Nick Stavros, 18, flute
II. Cantilena from the Sonata for Flute and Piano by Francis Poulenc

Hua Huang, 18, cello
I. "Zart und mit Ausdruck" and II. "Lebhaft, leicht" from Fantasiestücke, Op. 73 for cello and piano by Robert Schumann

Moni Simeonov, 18, violin
II. Allegro from the Sonata for Violin and Piano by César Franck

'Idyllwild Octet
III. "In praise of nature (In laude naturae)" from Septuaginta Op. 53, No. 6/11a by Maria Newman

Hanxiao (Helen) Lai, 17, piano
Etude-Tableau Op. 39, No. 8 by Sergei Rachmaninoff

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