Show 164 | Aspen, Colorado

Recorded: Sunday, August 5, 2007

This week, from the Aspen Music Festival in Aspen, Colorado, you'll hear extraordinary performances from young people who are spending the summer at the Aspen Music School, including the opening movement of the Brahms Piano Trio No. 1 played by three amazing teenage girls. You'll also meet a 14-year-old pianist from the Ukraine with an amazing story to tell and an 18-year-old bassist from Massachusetts whose personality fits his instrument perfectly.

Performers and repertoire: 

Violinist Ryan Meehan, 17, from Winnetka, IL plays the first movment of Brahms’ Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78

Pianist Dasha Bukhartseva, 14, from Odessa, Ukraine, plays “Autumn Leaves” by Oleg  Polevov, and Toccata in C major by Vitaly Filipenko

Oboe player and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Xuanbo Dong, 17 from Beijing, China plays Carl Nielsen’s No. 2 “Humoresque”

Double bassist Nicholas Schwartz, 18, from Brookline, MA performs the first movement of the Double Bass Concerto in C major by Johann Baptist Vanhal

The Trillium Trio (violinist Caroline Goulding, 14 from Cleveland Heights, OH; 17 year-old cellist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Alina Lim from Toronto, Ontario and 15 year-old pianist Sijink Ye from New York City) perform the first movement of Brahms’ Trio No. 1 in B major, Op. 8