Granville, OH / 142

Friday, April 7, 2006  |  Hemmens Cultural Center  |  Presented by Vail Concert Series

About

This week, From the Top welcomes a special guest, Béla Fleck, the premiere banjo player in the world today. He joins teenage musicians to perform Bach as well as two of his own compositions, including a striking version of “Sunset Road” performed with a teenage bassist from Michigan. You’ll also hear a teenage ensemble perform Britten and a very young violinist perform Brahms. And that same young violinist, fresh from an appearance on Martha Stewart’s new television show, will give Béla some much-needed redecorating tips!

Performers and Repertoire:

The Festivus Quartet (oboist Yuga Cohler, 16, from Lexington, MA; violinist Mann-Wen Lo, 16, from Natick, MA; violist Christine Hung, 17, from Natick, MA; and Tavi Ungerleider, 14, from Sudbury, MA) performs Phantasy Quartet, Op. 2 by Benjamin Britten

Violinist Caroline Goulding, 13, from Cleveland Heights, OH, performs Sonatensatz in C Minor by Johannes Brahms

Percussionist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Yi Wei, 18, from Chicago, IL, performs Sonata No.1 in G Minor, Presto by Johann Sebastian Bach

Banjo player Béla Fleck and percussionist Yi Wei perform Two Part Invention No 13 in A Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach

Banjo player Béla Fleck, percussionist Yi Wei, violinist Caroline Goulding, and double bassist Mike Thurber, 19, from LaSalle, MI perform Three Part Invention No. 7 in E Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach

Banjo player Béla Fleck and double bassist Mike Thurber perform “Sunset Road” by Béla Fleck

Banjo player Béla Fleck, violinists Caroline Goulding and Mann-Wen Lo, violist Christine Hung, and cellist Tavi Ungerleider perform County Clare by Béla Fleck

Performers & Repertoire

Release Dates

  • Monday, August 13, 2007
  • Monday, February 12, 2007
  • Monday, September 4, 2006

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