Hear the next generation of classical champions as talented teens from across the nation play the classics in concert. Often credited for its innovative and fun approach to classical music, From the Top has helped to build a bridge between classical music and youth. Acclaimed pianist Christopher O'Riley hosts the program, which is distributed by NPR and sponsored by UBS.
Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 6:00pm
This week’s From the Top comes to you from the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for Performing Arts at UCDavis. This show features alumni artists from The Mondavi Young Artist Competition, offering a compelling and entertaining window into the world of a diverse group of talented young people, including From the Top alum Hilda Huang who is celebrating her recent win at the International Bach Competition.
Performers & Repertoire
13-year-old pianist Roger Xia from Davis, California performing Rondo a capriccio, Op.129 by Ludwig van Beethoven
16-year-old cellist Nathan Le from Porter Ranch, California performing the third movement, Allegro molto vivace, from the Sonata for Solo Cello, Op.8 by Zoltán Kodály
19-year-old pianist Hilda Huang from Palo Alto, California, performing the first movement, Prelude, the second movement, Allemande, and the third movement, Courante from Partita No.1 in B-flat major, BWV 825, by Johann Sebastian Bach
17-year-old violinist Geneva Lewis from Irvine, California performing “Tzigane” for violin and piano by Maurice Ravel with Christopher O’Riley, piano
From the Top alumni violinist Alexi Kenney and cellist Brannon Cho, with Christopher O’Riley performing the second movement, Allegretto grazioso, from Piano Trio No.3 in F minor, Op.65, by Antonín Dvořák