Show 041 | Austin, Texas

Recorded: Sunday, March 4, 2001

This week, From the Top is deep in the heart of Texas on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin. Host Christopher O'Riley may not wrestle longhorns, but he will play host to accomplished young musicians from the Southwest, including a hometown guitar ensemble and a fantastic teenage pianist. Also, a 17-year-old violist from Illinois performs Shulman, and Roving Reporter Hayley Goldbach visits President Bush's ranch (featuring Tim Russell of A Prairie Home Companion).

Performers and Repertoire:

Violinist Marie No, 18, from Winston-Salem, NC, performs "Hoe-Down" from Rodeo by Aaron Copland

Violist Lauren Chipman, 17, of Lake Forest, IL performs Theme & Variations for Viola and Orchestra by Alan Shulman

The Childbloom Guitar Ensemble (guitarists Carissa Chotiros, 17; Aislynn Giotis, 17; Erica Flukinger, 16; Eric Paul Hungerford, 16; John Clapham, 15; and Bao Cong Nguyen, 12) from Austin, TX, performs American folk songs "Quatro Milpas" and "Shenandoah"

Pianist Christopher O'Riley performs from Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev

Saxophonist Benjamin Stumpf, 17, from Salisbury, NC, performs La Pulcinella by Eugene Bozza

Pianist Angela Marie Alonzo, 16, from Austin, TX, performs Malagueña by Ernesto Lecuona