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, July 21, 2019 - 6:00pm
Guest Host Molly Yeh is a young chef with her own show on the Food Network called “Girl Meets Farm,” but before she developed an interest in food, she was an extraordinary classical percussionist who appeared on From the Top over a decade ago when she was just 15-years-old. This week, she returns to introduce us to an impressive lineup of young musicians including a flutist who performs music inspired by the great Maya Angelou and a 14-year-old cellist who gives a dazzling performance of the music Tchaikovsky.
14-year-old cellist Amy Goto from Kingston, Rhode Island performing: Pezzo Capriccioso by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), with Peter Dugan, piano.
17-year-old pianist Tristan Paradee from Burbank, California performing: I. Allegro in D minor from Four Etudes, Op.2 by Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953).
Priyanka Gohal, Harp, 16, from Jamestown, Indiana performing: La Source, Op.23 by Albert Zabel (1834-1910).
17-year-old flutist Laura Futamura from Middletown, New Jersey performing: Fanmi Imèn, Poem for Flute and Piano by Valerie Coleman (b.1970), with Peter Dugan, piano.
15-year-old violinist Ethan Fisher-Chaves from Charlton, Massachusetts performing: Sonatensatz in C Minor by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), with Peter Dugan, piano.
17-year-old pianist Tristan Paradee from Burbank, CA performing: III. Toccata from Pour le piano by Claude Debussy (1862-1918).