Show 115 | Southborough, Massachusetts

Recorded: Sunday, April 10, 2005

From the Top is in Southborough, Massachusetts this week, broadcasting from the Center for the Performing Arts at St. Mark's School. Among highlights, you'll hear the original music of a ten-year-old composer and an audio diary documenting what it's like to attend the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. You'll also hear the music of Shostakovich, Dvorak, David and Bassi, and Roving Reporter Hayley Goldbach helps a pair of talented young pianists improve their collaboration.

Performers and Repertoire:

Clarinetist Amy Chen, 15, from Boston, MA, performs Concert Fantasia on Themes from "Rigoletto" by Luigi Bassi

The Sarquindi Quartet (violinist Catherine Buzney, 18 from Milton, MA; violinist Hillary Ditmars, 14, from Westford, MA; violist Izia Weyman, 17, from Newton, MA; and cellist Sebastian Baverstam, 16, from Newton, MA) performs String Quartet No.9 in E-flat major, Op.117, V. Allegro by Dmitri Shostakovich

Pianist Christopher O'Riley performs Fugue in B-flat Major by Dmitri Shostakovich

Violist Kristina Willey, 16, from Pleasant Grove, UT, performs Bracseverseny by Gyula David

Pianists Nicholas Joliat, 18, from Lexington, MA and John Sullivan, 18, from Cambridge, MA, perform the Slavonic Dance in F major, Op.46 by Antonín Dvořák

The Sarquindi String Quartet performs String Quartet No.1, Op.13, movement II. Andante espressivo by composer Thomas Reeves, 10, from New York, NY

Pianists Nicholas Joliat and John Sullivan perform Spin the Top by Georges Bizet (closing of program)