Show 154 | Cincinnati, Ohio

Recorded: Tuesday, February 20, 2007

This week's show, from Music Hall in Cincinnati, Ohio, features outstanding young musicians from the area, including a 10-year-old pianist playing a set of variations on a theme by Paganini and the 60 voice strong Cincinnati May Festival Youth Chorus singing Virgil Thomson. Also, a skateboarding, harmonica-playing teenager performs an extremely reverent piece of cello music.

Performers and Repertoire:

Violinist Sophie Pariot, violin, 14 from Loveland, OH, performs "La Gitana" by Fritz Kreisler

Fresh Winds (tenor saxophonist Thomas Kraynak, 18, from West Chester, OH; alto saxophonist Morgan Ferris, 17, from West Chester, OH; and baritone saxophonist Tom Turner,18, from West Chester, OH) performs "The Lone Ar-ranger Goes Sax Mad!" arranged by Philip R. Buttall

Pianist Kevin Bao, 10, from Mason, OH, performs "Variations on Theme of Paganini" by Isak Berkovich

Cellist Christoph Sassmannshaus, 17, from Cincinnati, OH, performs "Prayer" from Jewish Life, 3 sketches for cello & piano, by Ernest Bloch

Cincinnati May Festival Youth Chorus, ages 14–18, performs "Follow Your Saint" and "Follow Thy Fair Sun" from "Four Songs to Poems of Thomas Campion" by Virgil Thomson, and the traditional spiritual "Saints Bound for Heaven, arranged by Robert Shaw/Alice Parker