NPR’s From the Top : Atlanta, GA / Show 370
From the Top returns to The Breman Museum as part of the Molly Blank Concert Series. Purchase tickets here.
Presented by The Breman Museum’s Molly Blank Concert Series and guest hosted by pianist Lara Downes, this show will celebrate Jewish contributions to classical music and will feature music by Jewish composers, musicians, and themes in music.
- Guest Host: Lara Downes
Lara Downes is among the foremost American pianists of her generation, an iconoclast dedicated to expanding the resonance and relevance of American music for diverse audiences.
Performers & Repertoire
- III. Jewish Song from “From Jewish Life” for Cello and Piano by Ernest Bloch (1880-1959), with Lara Downes, piano.
- Figaro Variations on Rossini’s ‘Barber of Seville’ by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (1895-1968), edited by Jascha Heifetz, with Lara Downes, piano.
- I. Intermezzo and II. Mazurka from Arabesques for Piano by Alexandre Tansman (1897-1986)
- “Three Views” for Piano Quartet by Benjamin Beckman Performed by: Takumi Taguchi, violin; Jackie Liu, viola; Sarah Kave, cello; Ben Beckman, piano
- II. Andantino - Vivace e leggiero from the Sonata for Clarinet and Piano by Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), with Lara Downes, piano.
- Monday, June 3, 2019
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Support Provided By
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Benjamin Beckman’s appearance on From the Top is supported by ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund
Lara Downes is a Yamaha Artist.
Lara Downes is an artist represented by CADENZA ARTISTS LLC, 12021 Wilshire Blvd #710, Los Angeles, CA 90025.www.CadenzaArtists.com.