Show 101 | Minneapolis, Minnesota

Recorded: Thursday, April 15, 2004

This episode of From the Top comes to you from the biennial Convention MENC: The National Association of Music Education in Minneapolis, Minnesota. You'll hear a young baritone from Texas singing Schubert and a teenage ensemble from Chicago playing the Andante Cantabile from Schumann 's Piano Quartet. Also, we'll discuss that venerable American teenage institution, the high school prom, with the young trumpeter on today's show—and you'll find out why wearing a powder blue tux is a bad, bad idea.

Performers and Repertoire:

Violinist Krista Stewart, 14, from Middleton, WI, performs Violin and Piano Sonata No. 2, 2nd mvt. by Sergei Prokofiev

Baritone Bradford Threlkeld, 18, from Ft. Worth, TX, performs Am Feierabend by Franz Schubert

Trumpet player Greg Haro, 18, from Apple Valley, MN, performs  Fantaisie and Variations No. 2 on Acteon by Jean-Baptiste Arban

Pianist Christopher O'Riley performs "Not Half Right" by Elliott Smith, arranged by O'Riley

Composer and pianist Milena Zhivotovskaya,17, from Brooklyn, NY and flutist Samantha Enriquez, 17, from New Milford, NJ perform Scherzo-Fantasy for Flute and Piano by Milena Zhivotovskaya

The Praxis Piano Quartet (violinist Sharon Chang, 18, violist Anna Solomon, 18, cellist Abraham Feder, and pianist Stephanie Wu, 17) from the Chicago, IL area, performs Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Op.47, Andante Cantabile by Robert Schumann's

Pianist Stephanie Wu performs Gargoyles, 3rd mvt. by Lowell Lieberman (closing of program)