Show 097 | Iowa City, Iowa

Recorded: Saturday, February 14, 2004

This week, From the Top is in America’s heartland at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. You'll hear the works of three contemporary American composers — Paul Schoenfield, Dominic Argento, and Paul Creston — and you'll hear a lot about American parents from today's young performers. Also, sit back and enjoy as the From the Top players present their own very loose adaptation of Jane Austin.

Performers and Repertoire:

Soprano Celine Mogielnicki, 18, from Westfield, NJ, performs Diaphenia from "Six Elizabethan Songs" by Dominick Argento

Trio Bergamasque (violinist Elizabeth Beilman, 16, from Ann Arbor, MI; cellist Cora Swenson, 15, from Fox River Grove, IL; and pianist Michael Langlois, 17, from Cary, IL) performs "Cafe Music", Andante Moderato by Paul Schoenfield

Pianist Lena Ye, 13, from Coralville, IA, performs Fantaisie-Impromptu, Op. 66 by Frédéric Chopin
Pianist Christopher O'Riley performs "World Leader Pretend" by REM, arranged by O'Riley

Cellist Bridget Pasker, 13, from Dubuque, IA, performs playing Adagio by Woldemar Bargiel

Percussionist Brian Heveron-Smith, 17, from Webster, NY, performs Concertino for Marimba, 3rd mvt. by Paul Creston

Percussionist Brian Heveron-Smith performs Sonata in G Minor, Presto by Johann Sebastian Bach (closing of program)