Show 253 | Portland, Oregon

Recorded: Sunday, May 6, 2012

Presented by Portland Piano International, This week's From the Top comes to you from the Newmark Theater in Portland, Oregon, where you'll hear two sisters from New York playing Percy Granger’s two-piano Fantasy on “Porgy and Bess” and an outstanding trio from Julliard perform the holy grail of chamber music written the French horn. Also, we'll catch up with a fantastic 15-year-old violinist who first performed on our show at the tender age of 11.

Performers and repertoire:

Violinist Simone Porter, 15, from Seattle, WA performs III. Allegro Animato from the Violin Sonata No.3 in C minor, Op.45 by Edvard Grieg

Pianist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Ruta Kuzmickas, 16, from Portland, OR performs Waltz in A–flat major, Op.34, No.1 by Frédéric Chopin

The Aries Trio (French horn player Roy Femenella, 18, from Brooklyn, NY; violinist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Jisoo Kim, 18, from Palisades Park, NJ; and pianist T.J. Tario, 18, from New York, NY) performs II. Scherzo: Allegro from the Horn Trio in E-flat major, Op.40 by Johannes Brahms

Percussionist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Noah McKee, 17, from San Francisco, CA performs "Tambourin Chinois" by Fritz Kreisler, arr. George Hamilton Green

Gemini Shortcake Duo (pianists Alison & Serina Chang, ages 17 and 14, from New York, NY) perform the "Fantasy on George Gershwin's Porgy & Bess for Two Pianos" by Percy Grainger

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