San Antonio, TX / 123
From the Top is in the Lone Star State as guests of the San Antonio Symphony. Among this week’s musicians, you’ll meet a pianist from Quebec who portrays “the cowboy with the strangest accent in all the west” in one of the show’s silliest skits ever, and in keeping with this week’s regional theme, you’ll meet a 12-year-old violinist from San Antonio, an 18 year-old saxophonist from Austin, an 18-year-old clarinetist from North Richland Hills, and a mezzo-soprano who can’t wait until next year when she’ll attend Rice University in Houston. The great state of Texas is well represented on this week’s From the Top!
Performers and Repertoire:
Clarinetist Rachel Athas, 18, from North Richland Hills, TX, performs “Solo de Concours” by André Messager
Saxophonist Davis Jones, 18, from Austin, TX, performs “Crosswind” written by David Jones
Violinist Nancy Zhou, 12, from San Antonio, TX, performs Caprice No. 24 by Niccolò Paganini
Pianist Christopher O’Riley performs “Satellite” by Elliott Smith, arranged by O’Riley
Pianist Olivier Hébert-Bouchard, 17, from Quebec, Canada, performs Suite de Danzas Criollas, Op. 15 by Alberto Ginastera
Mezzo-soprano Becky Henry, 17, from Vienna, VA, performs “Psyche” by Émile Paladilhe
Pianist Olivier Hébert-Bouchard performs Etude Op.10 No.5, “Black Keys” by Frédéric Chopin (closing of program)
Performers & Repertoire
- Caprice No. 24 by Niccolò Paganini
- Monday, October 3, 2005
- Monday, April 3, 2006
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