Show 283 | Boston, Massachusetts

Recorded: Saturday, February 8, 2014

From Jordan Hall in Boston, Massachusetts, this week's From the Top features “The Lark” by Mikhail Glinka brought to life by a wonderfully musical 11-year-old pianist. We'll also enjoy some unaccompanied Bach performed by a very thoughtful teenager from the Boston area, and a teenage string quartet shares moving stories about the healing power of music in their own lives.

Performers and repertoire:

14-year-old cellist Zlatomir Fung from Westborough, Massachusetts, performs V. Bourée and VI. Bourée from Cello Suite No. 4 in E-flat major, BWV 1010, by Johann Sebastian Bach.

18-year-old violinist Gregorio Lopes from Bloomington, Indiana (Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist), performs Mélodie, Op. 42, No. 3, by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, accompanied by Christopher O’Riley, piano.

Quartet Noce from Walnut Hill School of the Arts performs I. Adagio – Con moto from String Quartet No. 1, “Kreutzer Sonata,” by Leoš Janáček (1854–1928).

   18-year-old violinist Joy Kuo from Taiwan, currently living in Lincoln, Massachusetts
   17-year-old violinist Rose Moerschel from Milton, Massachusetts
   17-year-old violist Sloane Wesloh from Stillwater, Minnesota
   18-year-old cellist Drake Driscoll from Holly Springs, North Carolina

15-year-old harpist Deanna Cirielli from Winchester, Massachusetts, performs Impromptu, Op. 86, by Gabriel Fauré.

11-year-old pianist Maxim Lando from Great Neck, New York, performs “The Lark” by Mikhail Glinka, arranged by Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev.

14-year-old cellist Zlatomir Fung from Westborough, Massachusetts, performs V. Vito from Spanish Dances, Op. 54, by David Popper, accompanied by Christopher O’Riley, piano.

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