Show 288 | Tacoma, Washington

Recorded: Thursday, April 24, 2014

From Tacoma, Washington, this episode features Prokofiev’s Toccata performed with a level of energy that can only be described as diabolically teenage (the performer is a totally brilliant, risk-taking 15-year-old), we’ll hear a young violinist perform a lush and lyrical piece written for her by her father, and we’ll enjoy music from a film by the great Japanese animator Hiyao Miyazaki sumptuously arranged for four cellos by one of the young performers on the program.

Performers and repertoire:

15-year-old pianist Derek Wang from Needham, Massachusetts, performs Toccata in D minor, Op. 11, by Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953).

18-year-old violinist Sophia Stoyanovich from Bainbridge Island, Washington, performs Romance for Violin and Piano by her father, Patrick Stoyanovich (b. 1962), with pianist Christopher O’Riley.

17-year-old soprano Kresley Figueroa from Flagstaff, Arizona, performs “Adieu, notre petite table” from Manon by Jules Massenet (1842–1912) with pianist Christopher O’Riley.

16-year-old violist Maia Hoffman (Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist) from Portland, Oregon, performs the second movement, Lebhaft, from Märchenbilder (Fairy Tale Pictures) for Viola and Piano, Op. 113, by Robert Schumann (1810–1856) with pianist Christopher O’Riley.

15-year-old cellist Jeremy Tai from Cupertino, California, performs the first movement, Allegro agitato, from Cello Sonata in A minor, Op. 36, by Edvard Grieg (1843–1907) with pianist Christopher O’Riley.

The Konpeito Cello Quartet performs “The Path of the Wind” by Joe Hisaishi, arranged by Jeremy Tai.

    17-year-old cellist Irene Jeong from Palo Alto, California
    16-year-old cellist Catherine Kim from Palo Alto, California
    17-year-old cellist Minku Lee from Palo Alto, California
    15-year-old cellist Jeremy Tai from Cupertino, California

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