Show 269 | Mesa, Arizona

Recorded: Tuesday, February 19, 2013

This week, From the Top is at the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona where you'll hear a 15-year-old violinist play a piece by Zoltán Kodály and a 14-year-old pianist play Prokofiev. Also, you'll enjoy a setting of a poem by Walt Whitman composed by a 17-year-old and performed by the Phoenix Children’s Chorus. Audio for this show will be available on the right starting April 8.

Performers and repertoire:

Clarinetist Austen Yueh, 16, from Scottsdale, AZ performs IV. Molto Allegro from the Sonata in E-flat for Clarinet and Piano, Op.167 by Camille Saint-Saëns

Cellist Jangwoo "Peter" Eom, 17, from Gilbert, AZ performs III. Allegro Molto Vivace from the Sonata for Solo Cello, Op.8 by Zoltán Kodály

Violinist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Adé Williams, 15, from Chicago, IL performs IV. Presto agitato  from the Sonata No.3 in D minor for Violin and Piano, Op.108 by Johannes Brahms

Pianist Christopher Richardson, 14, from Danville, CA performs III. Allegro con brio, ma non leggiere from Sonata No.4 in C minor, Op.29 by Sergei Prokofiev

The Phoenix Children's Chorus performs "O Captain! My Captain!" by composer and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Trey Pernell, 17, from Denver, CO

The Phoenix Children's Chorus performs "Angels Watchin' Over Me," trad. spiritual, with additional words and music by Greg Gilpin, accompanied by Lori Woods, piano.

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