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.
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 6:00pm
This week’s broadcast of From the Top features a 14-year-old violinist and his rare Stradivarius, and an 18-year-old violist who uses her music to contribute to her community’s food bank.
Performers and Repertoire
Kevin Miura, 14, violin, from Irvine, California performing I. Allegro assai from the Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 8, Op. 30, No. 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), with Christopher O’Riley, piano
Ophir Horovitz, 16, piano, from Los Altos, California performing Nocturne, Op.48, No.1 in C minor by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) and Etude No.13 "L'escalier du diable" (The Devil's Staircase) by György Ligeti (1923-2006)
Cara Pogossian, 18, viola, from Glendale, California performing I. Allegro amabile from the Sonata for Viola and Piano in E-flat major, Op. 120, No. 2 by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), with Christopher O’Riley, piano
Mei Hotta, 14, cello, from Torrance, California performing Polonaise Brillante, Op. 3 by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849), with Christopher O’Riley, piano and “Orbit” for Solo Cello by Philip Glass (b.1937).
Kevin Miura, 14, violin, from Irvine, California performing Danse Espagnole by Manuel de Falla (1876-1946), arr. Kreisler, with Christopher O'Riley, piano.