Hear the next generation of classical champions as talented teens from across the nation play the classics in concert. Often credited for its innovative and fun approach to classical music, From the Top has helped to build a bridge between classical music and youth.
Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 6:00pm
From McLean, Virginia, this week’s program features a wild performance by 14-year-old violist who tackles a piece written by Hindemith with the extraordinary tempo marking of 600-640 beats per minute, a tender performance of the song “Pure Imagination” from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is performed on the marimba, and we’ll hear how studying music helped one young musician grow up and cope with Tourette’s Syndrome.
Daniel Bae, Violin, 14, from Lubbock, Texas performing: I. Allegro moderato and II. Allegro maestoso from Four Romantic Pieces, Op. 75 (B. 150) by Antonín Dvořák with Christopher O’Riley, piano.
Beatrice Chen, Viola, 14, from Chicago, Illinois performing IV. Rasendes Zeitmaß. Wild. Tonschönheit ist Nebensache from Solo Viola Sonata Op. 25, No. 1 by Paul Hindemith and V. Bourrée I and Bourrée II from Cello Suite No.3 in C major, BWV 1009 by Johann Sebastian Bach transcribed for viola.
Kathleen Cho, Guitar, 18, from Potomac, Maryland performing III. La Toccata de Pasquini from the Sonata for solo guitar by Leo Brouwer
Daniel Solowey, Clarinet, 16, from Sarasota, Florida performing: II. Allegro animato from the Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Op.167 by Camille Saint-Saëns with Christopher O’Riley, piano.
Gabriel Martins, Cello, 19, from Los Angeles, California performing: I. Prélude and IV. Sarabande from Cello Suite No.3 in C major, BWV 1009 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Alvin Chung, Marimba, 18, from Potomac, Maryland performing Pure Imagination by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley; arr. Alex Stopa
And The Flight of the Bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, arr. Pius Cheung
Beatrice Chen, viola and Gabriel Martins, cello performing: I. Allegro from "Duet mit zwei obligaten Augengläsern", WoO 32 by Ludwig van Beethoven