Show 048 | Boston, Massachusetts

Recorded: Saturday, May 5, 2001

From the Top honors one of America's most distinguished composers, conductors and music educators, Gunther Schuller, from the stage of New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall. Schuller's arrangements for Ragtime Ensemble, originally composed for New England Conservatory students, will be revived by From the Top's performers, including host Christopher O'Riley, who was the pianist in the original ensemble. We'll also hear a quintet from the "Fame" high school in New York.

Performers and Repertoire:

Trumpet player Kyle Dubois, 17, of New Bedford, MA, performs Rondo Capriccio by R. Bernard Fitzgerald

The Raven Quintet (pianist Angela Yang, 16; violist Valentina Shohdy, 15; violinists Erica Miller, 17, and Rachel Hauser, 18; and cellist Nina Haghi, 17) from the New York City area performs Piano Quintet in A Minor, Op 84, 1st mvt. by Edward Elgar

The New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble Redux performs Maple Leaf Rag by Scott Joplin, arranged by Gunther Schuller

The New England Conservatory Ragtime Ensemble Redux performs Gollywog's Cakewalk by Claude Debussy, arranged by Gunther Schuller

Pianist Christopher O'Riley performs Solace by Scott Joplin

Clarinetist Andrew Leonard, 17, from New Providence, NJ, performs Premiere Rhapsodie by Claude Debussy

Flutist Kaci Slate, 17, from King, NC, performs Kokopeli by Katherine Hoover