Show 277 | Bowling Green, Ohio

Recorded: Saturday, September 28, 2013

From Bowling Green, Ohio this week's show features one of the country's strongest teenage string quartets performing the music of Edvard Grieg and a young composer who's written an adventuresome piece with four movements inspired by the four ancient elements: earth, water, air and fire. You'll also hear a 15-year-old pianist who, in his spare time, invented a new chemical solution for protecting the public monuments of his home city, Houston, Texas.

Performers and repertoire:

Patrick Pan, piano, age 15 from Houston, Texas, performing II. Scherzo: Allegretto vivace from the Sonata No. 18 in E-flat major, Op. 31, No. 3, "The Hunt" by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827).

Sein An, violin, age 15 from Maple Glen, Pennsylvania, performing Havanaise in E major, Op. 83 by Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921), accompanied by Christopher O'Riley, piano.

Quartet Lumière performing I. Un poco andante - Allegro molto ed agitato from String Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26 by Edvard Grieg (1843-1907).

     Gallia Kastner, violin I, age 16 from Arlington Heights, Illinois
     Rebecca Benjamin, violin II, age 18 from Warsaw, Indiana
     Mira Williams, viola, age 15 from Chicago, Illinois
     Josiah Yoo, cello, age 15 from Northbrook, Illinois

Christopher O'Riley, piano, performing "Asleep" by The Smiths, arranged by Christopher O'Riley.

Chason Goldfinger, composer, age 17 from Malvern, Pennsylvania. Quartet Lumière performs IV. Salamandrae (Fire) from his String Quartet No. 1, "Elemental", Op. 15.

Patrick Pan, piano, age 15 from Houston, Texas performing "Concert Paraphrase on Rigoletto," S.434 by Franz Liszt (1811-1886).