NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley: Boston, Massachusetts / 328
From Boston Massachusetts, this week’s episode features a 12-year-old cellist performing a show piece by David Popper, we hear a moving setting of a Newfoundland folks song performed by the Young Women’s Chamber Choir of Boston’s famous Handel and Haydn Society … and we’ll meet a Boston teenager so zealous about studying classical music, he managed to cram 4 instruments, 2 Boston orchestras and a chorus into his life.
Performers & Repertoire
Polonaise de Concert, Op.14 by David Popper with Christopher O’Riley, piano
Nocturno, Op. 7 by Franz Strauss (1822-1905) with Christopher O’Riley, piano
“Early Spring” - a Traditional Newfoundland Folk Song arranged by Kathleen Allan
V. Sonata Tragica from Forgotten Melodies II, Op.39 by Nikolai Medtner
I. Allegro vivo from the Sonata for Violin and Piano by Claude Debussy with Christopher O’Riley, piano
Tambourin Chinois, Op.3 by Fritz Kreisler with Christopher O’Riley, piano
Beyond the Concert Hall
From the Top musicians visited the Boston Children’s Hospital on Monday, October 17, performing a concert for live audiences and for broadcast into patient rooms.
Support Provided By
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Massachusetts Cultural Council