Show 282 | Chattanooga, Tennessee

Recorded: Thursday, January 23, 2014

From Chattanooga, Tennessee, this week From the Top features an uproarious performance of the music of Japanese composer/pianist Hiromi Uehara, performed by a 14-year-old girl from nearby Maryville, Tennessee. We'll also hear from a young singer who has raised over $14,000 for arts programs at the local schools and a local teenage guitar quartet serenades us with a classical arrangement of an Appalachian folk song.

Performers and repertoire:

15-year-old violinist Isabelle Durrenberger from Upper Arlington, Ohio, performs Introduction and Tarantella, Op. 43, by Pablo de Sarasate, accompanied by Christopher O’Riley, piano

The McCallie Guitar Quartet, from Chattanooga, Tennessee, performs “Black is the Color (of My True Love’s Hair),” traditional Appalachian Mountain folk song, arranged by Bryan Johanson (b. 1951)

    17-year-old Ralston Hartness from Chattanooga, Tennessee
    17-year-old Matthew Norris from Signal Mountain, Tennessee
    16-year-old Drew Shikoh from Signal Mountain, Tennessee
    16-year-old Griff Jayne from Chattanooga, Tennessee

17-year-old flutist Adam Sadberry from Montgomery, Texas, (Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist) performs Ballade for Flute and Piano by Frank Martin, accompanied by Christopher O’Riley, piano

14-year-old pianist Mayuki Miyashita from Maryville, Tennessee, performs “The Tom and Jerry Show” by Hiromi Uehara

18-year-old violist Matthew Geise from Plano, Texas, performs I. Lento – Allegro from Suite for Viola and Piano by Ernest Bloch, accompanied by Christopher O’Riley, piano

Bellaserelle String Quartet performs I. Allegro violento ed agitato from String Quartet No. 1, Op. 20, by Alberto Ginastera

    15-year-old violinist Isabelle Durrenberger from Upper Arlington, Ohio
    17-year-old violinist Charles Gleason from Gahanna, Ohio
    16-year-old violist Serena Hsu from Dublin, Ohio
     16-year-old cellist Isobel Alsup from Delaware, Ohio (Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist)

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