NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley: Honolulu, Hawaii / Show 331
From the Top returns to Honolulu, Hawaii with a program that features the excellent Hawaii Youth Symphony Orchestra performing a piece inspired by vintage popular music from the islands. Also featured on the program is this year’s 13-year-old junior winner of the prestigious Menuhin International Violin Competition performing the music of Prokofiev, and a 15-year-old clarinetist who got his start in the visionary free urban music training programs of Los Angeles.
Performers & Repertoire
- I. Allegro from Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber by Paul Hindemith (1895–1963) and Na Mele Overture by Neil McKay (b. 1924).
- IV. Allegro con brio from the Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 by Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953), with Christopher O'Riley, piano.
- “Tokada” by Jake Shimabukuro (b.1976)
- Première Rhapsodie by Claude Debussy (1862-1918), with Christopher O'Riley, piano.
- “Le Grand Tango” for Cello and Piano by Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992), with Christopher O'Riley, piano.
- "Na Mele Overture" by Neil McKay (b. 1924)
- Monday, January 23, 2017
- Monday, August 28, 2017
- Monday, February 19, 2018
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