Show 153 | San Antonio, Texas

Recorded: Wednesday, February 14, 2007

From the Top comes to you from San Antonio, Texas, this week, kicking off the 2007 Texas Music Educators Association annual convention. Among the talented Texans featured, you'll hear a 16-year-old baritone from Fort Worth performing Handel and a 16-year-old clarinetist from Duncanville playing Carl Maria von Weber. Also, our special guest, the wonderful composer and fiddler Mark O’Connor, will make music with all of the kids on today's show!

Performers and Repertoire:

Flutist Amber Packard, 17, from Vidor, TX, performs Sonata for Flute and Piano,1st mvt. by Otar Taktakishvili

Baritone and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Thomas Shivone, 16, from Fort Worth, TX, performs "Si tra i ceppi" by George Frideric Handel

Composer and violinist Mark O'Connor, violinist Julia Li, 17, violist Rainey Weber, 18, and cellist Branson Yeast, 17, from Houston, TX, perform String Quartet No.1, I. Fast and cheerful by Mark O'Connor

Clarinetist Elias Rodriguez, 16, from Duncanville, TX, performs III. Polacca from the Concerto No.2 in E-flat major by Carl Maria von Weber

Mark O'Connor, Thomas Shivone, Amber Packard, Elias Rodriguez and Christopher O'Riley perform "The Meadow" by Mark O'Connor and Jennifer Hamady, arranged by Lee Blaske

Mark O'Connor, Julia Li, Rainey Weber, Branson Yeast, Amber Packard and Elias Rodriguez performs "Emily's Reel" by Mark O'Connor, arranged by Lee Blaske