Show 134 | Palo Alto, California

Recorded: Saturday, February 4, 2006

This week, From the Top comes to you from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. You’ll hear a range of performers from the west coast, including a very young ensemble who plays the opening movement of Dvorak's "Dumky" Trio and a teenage soprano from Oregon who sings a haunting aria by Gian Carlo Menotti. You'll also hear a hometown violinist perform Kreisler's Tambourin Chinois and a teenage pianist perform Stravinsky's Danse Russe from "Petrouchka". A sensational all-female string orchestra closes the show.

Performers and Repertoire:

The Luna Trio (violinist Doori Na, 14, from Millborne, CA; cellist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Tessa Seymour, 12, from Modesto, CA; pianist Mayumi Tsuchida, 14, from Mill Valley, CA) perform I. Lento maestoso - Allegro vivace - Poco adagio - Vivace non troppo from the Trio No.4 in E minor, "Dumky", Op.90, by Antonin Dvorak

Pianist Sean Chen, 17 from Oak Park, CA, perform "Three Dances from Petrouchka", I. Danse Russe by Igor Stravinsky

Violinist Stella Chen, 13 from Palo Alto, CA, perform "Tambourin Chinois" for violin & piano, Op.3 by Fritz Kreisler

Soprano Kendra Berentsen, 17 from Portland, OR, performs "Monica's Waltz" from "The Medium" by Gian Carlo Menotti

Orchestra da Camera of the San Domenico Music Conservatory (featuring Cooke Young Artist Rachel Taylor) performs an orchestration of the String Quartet No.9 in C major, Op.59, No.3, IV. Finale by Ludwig van Beethoven