Show 027 | Interlochen, Michigan

Recorded: Tuesday, July 18, 2000

This week the performers on From the Top play for groceries. That's right, From the Top tapes from the internationally renowned Interlochen Center for the Arts Summer Program in Michigan, and anyone who's ever been to camp knows that camp food can become a bit... difficult to swallow after a while. So From the Top takes pity on the musician-campers at Interlochen offering a deluxe "care-package" to the winner of the Audience Choice Award. We hear a truly beautiful Liszt etude transcribed for the harp and played by a brilliant 17-year-old from Kansas, and we meet an especially passionate teenage cellist who plays Shostakovich with all the power of an army.

Performers and Repertoire:

Bassoonist Mario Krause, 17, from Berlin, Germany performs Concerto in F Major, Op. 75, 1st mvt. by Carl Maria von Weber

Cellist Loren Westbrook-Fritts, 18, from Kensington, MD, performs Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat, Op. 107, 1st mvt. by Dmitri Shostakovich

Host Christopher O'Riley performs Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 82 by Sergei Prokofiev

Pianist Aleksandre Tsomaia, 15, from Tsiblisi, Republic of Georgia performs Etudes No. 3 in E Minor and No. 4 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 10 by Frédéric Chopin

French horn player Matthew Muehl-Miller, 17, from Charleston, IL, performs Morceau de Concert, 1st mvt. by Camille Saint-Saëns

Harpist and composer Rachel Brandwein, 17, from Fairway, KS, performs Etude No. 5 by Franz Liszt, transcribed by Brandwein

Rachel Brandwein performs an excerpt from her own composition Alice May