Show 207 | Stanford, California

Recorded: Saturday, December 5, 2009

This week, from Dinkelspiel Auditorium on the campus of Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, a 13-year-old violinist performs a flashy Carmen Fantasy by Franz Waxman and takes a quiz given by a special guest - the great New York Times puzzle master Will Shortz, and a fantastic 16-year-old pianist plays Prokofiev. Also, we'll reconnect with a double bassist who was first on our show seven years ago, and hear the incredible story of how he met his future wife.

Performers and Repertoire:

Cellist Nathan Chan, 16, from Hillsborough, CA, performs Julie-O by Mark Summer, cadenza by Sam Bass

Pianist Jade Huang, 16, from Granite Bay, CA, performs Moderato and Allegro from Four Etudes, Op.2, No's 1 and 2 by Sergei Prokofiev 

Violinist Stephen Waarts, 13, from Los Altos, CA, performs Carmen Fantasie by Franz Waxman

Duo Borealis (double bassist/composer and 10th Anniversary Alumni Performer Evan Premo and soprano Mary Bonhag) performs "Summer Morning" and "In Just" from Seasonal Song Cycle by Evan Premo

The Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra performs I. Vivace - Grave and II. Allegro from Concerto Grosso, Op.6, No.8 in G minor ("Christmas Concerto") by Arcangelo Corelli. Musical direction by Benjamin Simon.

Check out Nathan Chan's appearance on HBO's Music in Me and see a funny video he created for his science project!