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 31, 2015 - 6:00pm
This week, From the Top is recording at UCONN’s Jorgensen Center for Performing Arts. You’ll hear amazing performances and inspiring stories from some of America’s best young classical musicians.
The Clemens Quartet from Los Angeles, CA performs the first movement, Allegro, from the String Quartet No. 4, Sz. 91 by Béla Bartók
16-year-old cellist Derek Louie from New York, New York performing Silent Woods by Antonín Dvořák, with Christopher O'Riley, piano.
13-year-old pianist Chelsea Guo from Darien, Connecticut performing Elegie in E-flat minor, Op. 3, No. 1 by Sergei Rachmaninoff.
17-year-old oboist Cassie Pilgrim from Chamblee, Georgia, currently studying at the Curtis Institute of Music, performing "Morceau de Salon" by Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda with Christopher O'Riley, piano.
12-year-old violinist Charlotte Marckx from Bellevue, Washington performing the first movement, Moderato, from the Violin Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 94a by Sergei Prokofiev, with Christopher O'Riley, piano.
Sempre Sisters performing "The High Reel Set,” arr. Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas.