Show 076 | St. Paul, Minnesota

Recorded: Sunday, November 10, 2002

This season’s holiday program, recorded at the famous Fitzgerald Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota, features young musicians from the upper midwest, including the 42 female members of the Bel Canto Voices, the Minnesota Youth Orchestra Brass Choir, and an extraordinary 12-year-old pianist playing Chopin. Also, the "From the Top Players" will present their touching new production of A Christmas Carol– based on a true teenage story.

Performers and Repertoire:

Violinist Madeline Capistran, 16, from Fargo, ND, performs Legende by Henryk Wieniawski

The Bel Canto Voices from Minneapolis, MN, and violinist Madeline Capistran perform Mi Ze Hidlik by Valerie Shields and Hey! Now by Bob Chilcott. Directed by Jan Kimes.

Pianist Nora Ali, 12, from Mendota Heights, MN, performs Scherzo in B minor, Op. 20 by Frédéric Chopin

Pianist Christopher O’Riley performs "Fake Plastic Trees" by Radiohead, arranged by O'Riley

The Minnesota Youth Symphony Brass Ensemble performs Canzona Septimi Toni No. 2 by Giovanni Gabrieli. Directed byManuel Laureano.

Clarinetist Johnny Teyssier, 15, from Shoreview, MN, performs Premiere Rhapsody by Claude Debussy

The Bel Canto Voices and the Minnesota Youth Symphony Brass Ensemble perform  “What Sweeter Music," by John Rutter, arranged by Lee Blasky (closing of program)