Show 217 | Boston, MA

Recorded: Tuesday, June 8, 2010

This week, from Symphony Hall in Boston, outstanding young musicians solo with the Boston Pops, conducted by Keith Lockhart. You’ll hear a teenage cellist perform the Finale of the Symphony No. 1 by Shostakovich and a nine-year-old pianist from California play Mozart – and then teach Maestro Lockhart how to play upside down and backwards. Plus, seasoned orchestra members challenge two talented teens in a competitive round of "Old Fogies vs. Young Whippersnappers"!

Performers and Repertoire:

Pianist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Umi Garrett, 9, from Alisa Viejo, CA, performs III. Allegro Assai from Piano Concerto No.23 in A Major, K. 488 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Bayan accordion player Michael Bridge, 17, from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, performs Csardas by Vittorio Monti

Cellist Gabriel Cabezas, 17, from Philadelphia, PA, performs IV. Allegro Con Moto from Cello Concerto No. 1, Op. 107 by Dmitri Shostakovich

Violinist Michelle Lee, 17, from, Dublin, CA, performs Tambourin Chinois by Fritz Kreisler, arranged by David Brohn

The Boston Pops perform IV. Finale from Symphony No. 1 in C Minor by composer Jeremiah Klarman, 17, from Chestnut Hill, MA