Highland Park, IL / 53

Sunday, August 12, 2001  |  Presented by Ravinia Festival

About

From the Top records an episode at this year’s Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois, with a special appearance by renowned Argentinian pianist Pablo Ziegler.

The line-up includes a brilliant teenage guitarist from Mississippi, and Mr. Ziegler collaborates with a 16-year-old cellist in a performance of a piece by the great Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla.

Performers and Repertoire:

Pianist Benjamin Kim, 17, from Lake Oswego, OR, performs Sonata No. 1 Op. 22, 1st mvt. by Alberto Ginastera

French horn player Kristin Joham, 18, from Mountainside, NJ, performs Concerto No.1, 1st mvt. by Richard Strauss

Pianists Pablo Ziegler and Christopher O’Riley perform Fugo y Misterio by Astor Piazzolla, arranged by Ziegler

Pianists Pablo Ziegler and Christopher O’Riley perform Sundunga by Pablo Ziegler

Pianist Pablo Ziegler and cellist Joseph Kuipers, 16, perform Imagenes 676 by Astor Piazzolla, arranged by Ziegler

The Kremona Quartet (violinist Andrew Wille, 17; violinist Ethan Wood, 17; violist Rachel Kuipers, 15; and cellist Joseph Kuipers, 16) from Rochester, MN, performs String Quartet No. 3, 3rd. mvt. by Dmitri Shostakovich

Violinist Nicholas Sylvest, 18, of Vancouver, BC, performs It Ain’t Necessarily So by George Gershwin, arranged by Jascha Heifetz

Guitarist Mark Anderson, 18, from Hattiesburg, MS, performs Prelude No.3 by Hector Villa-Lobos

Release Dates

  • Monday, October 14, 2002
  • Monday, March 18, 2002
  • Monday, October 29, 2001

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