Show 139 | Fort Myers, Florida

Recorded: Thursday, March 16, 2006

This week, From the Top is in Fort Myers, Florida showcasing outstanding musicians from 15 to 18 years old. You'll hear a teenage pianist from the area performing the music of Alberto Ginastera and a teenage organist playing two movements from Hermann Schroeder's Little Prelude and Intermezzi. You'll also hear a 17-year-old clarinetist from North Carolina performing the music of Brahms, and a piano trio from New York performing Mendelssohn. Also, Roving Reporter Caeli Smith gets some special instruction from the young violinist up first on today's show. He'll tell her what to do -- and what not to do -- when you're the concertmaster of an orchestra.

Performers and Repertoire:

Violinist David Song, 18, from Fort Myers, FL, performs I. Allegro moderato from Violin Concerto No.2 in G minor by Sergei Prokofiev

Clarinetist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Ashleé Miller, 17 from Reidsville, NC, performs I. Allegro amabile from Sonata No.2 in E-flat Major for Clarinet and Piano by Johannes Brahms

Pianist Michelle Cann, 18, from Avon Park, FL, performs  IV. Ruvido ed ostinato from Piano Sonata No.1, Op.22, by Alberto Ginastera

Organist James Crawford Wiley, 17, from Estero, FL, performs Little Prelude and Intermezzi, 2nd and 4th mvts. by Hermann Schroeder

The Juilliard Piano Trio (violinist Foster Wang, 17 from Douglaston, NY; cellist Anthony Sabatino, 17, from Yonkers, NY; and pianist Victoria Lee, 17 from Yonkers, NY) performs I. Molto allegro ed agitato from the Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, Op.49, by Felix Mendelssohn