Atlanta, GA / 95

Thursday, January 29, 2004  |  Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts  |  Presented by Emory University Schwartz Center


This week, From the Top heads to Atlanta, Georgia to record in the beautiful Schwartz Center for Performing Arts at Emory University. You’ll meet a quartet of sibling pairs who play Haydn, a teen violinist who plays Piazzolla, and a dynamic young percussionist who plays Khachaturian’s “Sabre Dance.” Also, Roving Reporter Hayley Goldbach dares a gifted young soprano to give an impromptu public performance in the Emory University student center.

Performers and Repertoire:

The Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony, ages 15–18, from Atlanta, GA, performs Gumsuckers March by Percy Grainger

Soprano Nadine Sierra, 15, from Delray Beach, FL, performs “O, Mio Babbino Caro” from Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini

Violinist Clara Lyon, 17, from Boalsburg, PA, performs Tango, Etude No. 6 by Astor Piazzolla

Pianist Christopher O’Riley performs “I Better Be Quiet Now” by Elliott Smith

The Sixteen String Quartet (violinist Megan Ganyard, 15; violist Carla Ganyard, 13; violinist Trey Bennett, 16; and cellist Ian Bennett, 14) from Gainesville, GA, performs Allegretto Op. 2, No. 5 by Franz Joseph Haydn

Percussionist Kelsey Tamayo,15, from Radcliff, KY, performs “Sabre Dance” by Aram Khachaturian

Percussionist Kelsey Tamayo performs Hungarian Rhapsody by Franz Liszt (closing of program)

Release Dates

  • Monday, February 14, 2005
  • Friday, August 6, 2004
  • Monday, March 1, 2004

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