Show 043 | Washington, DC

Recorded: Tuesday, March 27, 2001

From the Top is joined by famed violinist Midori in an episode recorded at Washington DC's  Kennedy Center. Midori, who began her extraordinary career when she was the same age as many of From the Top's young performers, leaps right in and plays Haydn with two teenagers. You'll also meet a 16-year-old oboist from Seattle who is a champion quarter horse rider and hear some words of wisdom from the sprightly 91-year-old Music Teacher of the Year.

Performers and Repertoire:

Oboist Andrea Overturf, 17, from Redmond, WA, performs Sonatina, 3rd mvt. by Malcolm Arnold

Pianist Becky Lu, 18, from Lincoln, NE, performs "Ondine" from Gaspard de la Nuit by Maurice Ravel

Pianist Christopher O'Riley and violinist Midori perform Sonata for Violin and Piano, 1st mvt. by John Corigliano

Host Christopher O'Riley performs from Lakme by Leo Delibes, arranged by O'Riley

Cellist Elizabeth Chung, 13, from Schaumburg, IL, performs Piece en forme de Habanera by Maurice Ravel

Violinist Midori, pianist Becky Lu, and cellist Elizabeth Chung perform Piano Trio in G, Rondo by Franz Joseph Haydn

Trumpeter John Lee Joseph Armstrong, 16, from Hermitage, TN, performs Concerto Pour Trompette by Andre Jolivet