Show 221 | Boston, Massachusetts

Recorded: Sunday, October 24, 2010

This week we broadcast from New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall where we learn what's it like to grow up in a family with three generations of serious classical musicians. Also, a 13-year-old pianist performs from the Bach Goldberg Variations and a teenage Chinese American talks about the evolving tradition of the ancient cousin to the violin, the Erhu.

Performers and Repertoire:

Francesca Bass, violin, age 15 from Brookline, MA performing Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20, No. 1 (Gypsy Airs) by Pablo de Sarasate
Baldvin Oddsson, trumpet, age 16 from Reykjavik, Iceand, Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist, performing II. Nocturne from Concerto for Trumpet by Henri Tomasi

See photos of Baldvin and Francesca's musical families!
Kadar Qian, piano, age 13 from Westford, MA performing Aria, Variation 1 and Variation 5 from Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Muhan Zhang, erhu, age 17 from Boston, MA performing Lady Lan Hua-Hua, Shanbei Folksong and Sai Ma (Horse Race) by Huang Haihuai

PALS Children's Chorus (Alysoun Kegel, Artistic Director) performing "Who is the East"  by Eleanor Bragg, age 13 from Brookline, MA and "Singing this Piece" by Bruce Adolphe, accompanied by Brett Hodgdon, piano.

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