Show 079 | Oberlin, Ohio

Recorded: Tuesday, January 28, 2003

This week, From the Top comes to you from Finney Chapel at Oberlin College in Ohio. Our special guest is the incredible conductor and singer Bobby McFerrin, who performs with many of the kids on this week's program, including in our grand finale, the gorgeous Pavane by Gabrielle Faure. You'll also hear a young soprano from Appleton, Wisconsin singing Weber, and the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra Wind Ensemble plays the lively last movement of Gounod's Petite Symphonie.

Performers and Repertoire:

The Gino Quartet (violinist Eva Dickerman, 16; violinist Brittany Sklar, 16; violist Yongha Kim, 18; and cellist Jessica Constant, 15) from New York, NY, performs American Quartet, Op. 96, 1st mvt. by Antonín Dvořák

Cellist Jessica Constant and vocalist Bobby McFerrin perform Sonata for Two Cellos by Jean Barrière

Soprano Alisa Jordheim, 16, from Appleton, WI, performs "Einst träumte meiner sel'gen Base" by Carl Maria von Weber

Soprano Alisa Jordheim and vocalist Bobby McFerrin perform Ave Maria by Johann Sebastian Bach

Pianist Christopher O'Riley and vocalist Bobby McFerrin play an improvisational piece together

Pianist Christopher O'Riley performs Little Midnight Nocturne by Fred Hirsch

The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra Wind Ensemble performs the finale from Petite Symphonie by Charles Gounod

All of today's young performers and Bobby McFerrin perform Pavane by Gabriel Fauré