Show 077 | Boston, Massachusetts

Recorded: Saturday, January 11, 2003

This week, From the Top is at home at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall in Boston. We meet a duo of bassoonists who play Bozza and reunite another talented twosome who met at summer camp. We also meet a cellist with a passion for watching soap operas, and Roving Reporter Hayley Goldbach quizzes a 12-year-old violinist who already attends high school and reads the Economist for fun!

Performers and Repertoire:

Bassoonists George Downing, 17, from Ft. Collins, CO, and Ingrid Hagan, 17, from Perkinsville, VT, perform Duettino for Two Bassoons by Eugène Bozza

Cellist Jacqueline Buchanan, 15, from Austin, TX, performs Concerto in D Minor by Édouard Lalo

Violinist Nigel Armstrong, 12, from Sonoma, CA, performs Romance in F Minor, Op. 11 by Antonín Dvořák
Pianist Christopher O'Riley performs "Motion Picture Soundtrack" by Radiohead, arranged by O'Riley

Cellist Sung Pyung Chu, 17, from Brookline, MA, and violinist Erica Wade, 17, from Holland, MI, perform Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 39 by Reinhold Glière

Pianist Robert Cayne, 18, from Cambridge, MA performs Etude Op. 10, No. 12 by Frédéric Chopin

Bassoonists George Downing and Ingrid Hagan perform an excerpt from Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini (closing of program)