NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley: San Jose, California / 319
From San Jose, California, this week’s From the Top is an all-Californian show featuring young musicians exclusively from The Golden State. A multi-competition-winning choir from Northern California performs a traditional spiritual; a 16-year-old pianist performs a powerfully evocative piece by a Turkish composer; and we meet a teenage guitarist from San Francisco who, with very little resources, began in music by teaching himself through YouTube videos and has since emerged to become a very original composer.
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Performers & Repertoire
- Banjo and Fiddle by William Kroll
- III. Sultry Waltz and I. Bop from “Grooves” by Philip Parker
- “Black Earth” by Fazil Say
- “Alleluia” by Jake Runestad (www.jakerunestad.com) and “Rockin’ Jerusalem” Traditional Spiritual, arranged by Stacey V. Gibbs
- III. Allegro con fuoco from the Sonata for Clarinet and Piano by Francis Poulenc
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