Show 148 | Charlotte, North Carolina

Recorded: Thursday, November 9, 2006

This week, From the Top comes to you from the Dale F. Halton Theater in Charlotte, North Carolina, where you'll meet a young pianist from Pennsylvania performing Liszt, a teenage cellist from Chapel Hill performing Debussy, and a talented trumpeter performing Geodicke. You'll also hear a Bach flute sonata played on the tuba, and the hometown kids of the Charlotte Children's Choir will close the show with an especially lively piece featuring the talents of that teenage tubist.

Performers and Repertoire:

Tubist Zachary Graff, 17, from Austin, TX, performs I. Allegro Moderato from the Flute Sonata No.2 in E-flat major, BWV 1031, by J.S. Bach

Cellist Alan Toda-Ambaras, 15, from Chapel Hill, NC, performs III. Finale: Animé from the Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor by Claude Debussy

Pianist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Yin-Yin Ou, 16, from New Stanton, PA, performs "Waldesrauschen" (Forest Murmurs) from Two Concert Etudes, S145 by Franz Liszt

Trumpet player Ben Fuller, 17, from Matthews, NC, performs Concert Etude, Op.49 by Alexander Goedicke

The Charlotte Children's Choir, ages 11–15, performs the Hungarian folk song "Mid the Oak Trees," arranged by Zoltán Kodály

The Charlotte Children's Choir and tubist Zachary Graff perform "Roger Bobo Plays the Tuba" by Brian Holmes