Show 197 | Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Recorded: Tuesday, May 19, 2009

From Sinclair Auditorium at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, this week's show, part of From the Top and Orchestra Iowa's multi-year residency "Iowa Makes Music", includes a nationally renowned teenage mandolin player playing Vittorio Monti's Czardas, a teenage string quartet from the Chicago area playing Shostakovich, and an 18-year-old bass from nearby Cedar Falls singing Handel.

Performers and Repertoire:

Aurelia String Quartet
(violinist Susie Koh, 14, from Buffalo Grove, IL; violinist Laura Park, 15, from Palatine, IL; violist Arianna Smith, 15, from St. Charles, IL; cellist Allan Steele, 15, from Chicago, IL) from the Music Institute of Chicago performs III. Allegro non troppo from Quartet No. 3 in F major Op. 73 by Dmitri Shostakovich

Harpist Katherine Siochi, 15, from Iowa City, IA, performs Impromptu-Caprice by Gabriel Pierné

Bass Rhys Lloyd Talbot, 18, from Cedar Falls, IA, performs "Honor and Arms" from Samson by George Frideric Handel

Cellist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Hyewon Kim, 19, from Tenafly, NJ, performs Elegy, Op. 24 by Gabriel Fauré
 
Mandolin player Solly Burton, 17 from Sullivan, IN, performs Czardas by Vittorio Monti, with guitarist Joel Whittinghill