Show 180 | Berkeley, California

Recorded: Thursday, May 29, 2008

This week, From the Top visits Berkeley, California, where a 12-year-old pianist joyfully wraps her brain and fingers around a Bach fugue, a hockey-playing bassoonist plays Weber, and a teen quartet offers up a new work by a local 17-year-old.

Performers and repertoire: 

Anthony Bracewell, 16, violin, from Essex, Ontario, Canada, a From the Top Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist, performs Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso in A minor by Camille Saint-Säens

Brigid Babbish, 18, bassoon, from Bloomfield Hills, MI performs Andante & Hungarian Rondo, Op. 35 by Carl Maria von Weber

Hilda Huang, 12, piano, from Palo Alto, CA performs Contrapunctus No. 9 from The Art of the Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach

The Viaggio Quartet - Eric Gratz, 17, violin I, from Shaker Heights, OH, Anthony Bracewell, 16, violin II from Essex, Ontario, Canada, Stephanie Price, 17, viola, from Worthington, OH, and Ken Kubota, 16, cello, from Troy, MI – perform Camouflage by Preben Antonsen, 17, composer, from Berkeley, CA

San Francisco Girls Chorus performs  "The Water of Tyne" trad. English, arr. Michael Neaum and "Ah! Si mon moine voulait danser!" from Six Songs of Early Canada, arr. Donald Patriquin