Episode #276

Vermillion, South Dakota

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Saturday, May 03, 2014

Performers try a selection of instruments from Indonesia on display at the National Music Museum in South Dakota. Performers try a selection of instruments from Indonesia on display at the National Music Museum in South Dakota. (From the Top, Inc./flickr)

This week, From the Top is on the campus of the University of South Dakota at the National Music Museum, where you'll hear some of the amazing historical instruments in their collection, including an historic fortepiano, a vintage guitar and a unique gamelan.

You’ll also meet a 13-year-old who lives on a ranch in the Black Hills of South Dakota. She raises steer to sell in the fall, rides her horse, Dandy, feeds the chickens and she’s one fine classical violinist.

Program details:

The Luna String Quartet performing IV. Finale: Presto from the String Quartet No.64 in D major, Op.76, No.5, Hob.III:79 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Violinist Anna Humphrey, 17, from Rogers, Minn.
Violinist Emma Richman, 15, from Minneapolis, Minn.
Violist Alexandra Sophocleus, 18, from Minneapolis, Minn.
Cellist Nora Doyle, 17, from Minneapolis, Minn.

Violinist Maya Buchanan, 13, from Rapid City, S.D., performing the first movement, Allegro, from Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24, "Spring," by Ludwig van Beethoven.

Pianist Evan Lee, 15, (Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist) from Brooklyn, N.Y., performing Transcendental Etude No. 4, "Mazeppa," by Franz Liszt.

Guitar player Henry Johnston, 16, from St. Paul, Minn., a performing the third movement, Allegro non troppo, from Sonata No. 3 by Manuel Ponce.

Saxophone player Jon Corin, 18, from Sarasota, Fla., performing the first movement, Animé, from Fantasia for Saxophone by Heitor Villa-Lobos.

Host and pianist Christopher O'Riley performing the first movement, Allegro con brio, from Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53 by Ludwig van Beethoven.

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