Show 083 | Norton, Massachusetts

Recorded: Thursday, April 10, 2003

From the Top comes to you this week from Wheaton College’s Weber Theatre in Norton, Massachusetts, where you'll hear an outstanding 11-year-old pianist play Copland's playful "The Cat and the Mouse," and you'll meet a saxophone-playing teen who found a way to turn a tragedy into a triumph. Also, a trio member will test his wits in a music memorization challenge, and you'll learn what it's like to attend a "reed hoedown"!

Performers and Repertoire:

The Mephisto Trio (bassoonist Elizabeth Schurgin, 18, from Deerfield, IL; oboist Tim Sawyier, 16, from Chicago, IL; and pianist Jeremy Jordan, 14, from Chicago, IL) performs Trio for Piano, Oboe and Bassoon, 3rd mvt. by Francis Poulenc

Violinist Sharon Oh, 16, from Campbellsville, KY, performs Malaguena by Pablo de Sarasate

Saxophonist Sean Hurlburt, 18, from Palo Alto, CA, performs Concertino de Camera by Jacques Ibert

Pianist Christopher O'Riley performs "Good Morning Mr. Magpie" by Radiohead, arranged by O'Riley

French horn player Nathan Neely, 16, from Huntsville, AL, performs Morceau de Concert by Camille Saint-Saëns

Pianist Vincent Yu, 11, from Longmeadow, MA, performs "The Cat and the Mouse" by Aaron Copland

The Mephisto Trio performs an original piece by the trio's pianist Jeremy Jordan (closing of program)