Show 008 | Cambridge, Massachusetts

Recorded: Saturday, November 20, 1999

From the Longy School of Music's Pickman Hall in Cambridge, Massachusetts, we hear an expressive piece written for and performed by an exceptional young Bulgarian violinist. We meet a dedicated 17-year-old who has her sights set on becoming the first major African American cello soloist, and a trio of guitarists whose personality differences manifest in an especially competitive round of Musical Jeopardy. Also, our Roving Reporter takes to the streets to find out whether strangers can explain the differences between major and minor keys — with some pretty interesting results!

Performers and repertoire:

Flutist Nathalie Joachim, 15, from West Orange, NJ, performs the Finale from Sonata by Carl Reinecke

Pianist Alex Rabin, 14, from Wayland, MA, performs Berceuse by Frédéric Chopin

Host Christopher O'Riley performs Prelude in D-flat Major, Op. 11 by Alexander Scriabin

Cellist Patrice Jackson, 17, from St. Louis, MO, performs Fantasy Pieces, Op. 73, No. 1 by Robert Schumann

The Hartt Suzuki Guitar Trio (Peter Burke, 13; Sarah Gross, 16; and Thomas Izard, 13) from CT, performs two Renaissance pieces