Austin, TX / 141

Tuesday, March 28, 2006  |  Paramount Theatre  |  Presented by Music Teaches National Association


This week, From the Top comes to you from the annual convention of the Music Teachers National Association in Austin, Texas. You’ll meet outstanding musicians from 13 to 18 years old, including a teenage flutist from Kentucky performing the music of Georges Hue and a pianist from Texas performing a Liszt Transcendental Etude. Also, Roving Reporter Caeli Smith takes that young pianist on an all expense paid shopping spree in the convention’s exhibit hall, and, in the second half of the show, students and teachers are pitted against each other in a down and dirty round of Musical Jeopardy.

Performers and Repertoire:

Violinist Robert Switala, 13 from Grapevine, TX, perform the Scherzo-Tarantelle, Op.16 by Henryk Wieniawski

Pianist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Kenneth Chan, 16 from Katy, TX, performs the Transcendental Etude No.10 in F minor, “Appassionata” by Franz Liszt

Flutist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Emilia Salazar, 18, from Morehead, KY, performs “Fantaisie” by Georges Hüe

Soprano Lauren Musumeci, 18 from Penn Valley, PA, performs “Quando men vo” (Musetta’s Waltz) from “La Bohème” by Giacomo Puccini

Cellist Gugene Kang, 15. from Palo Alto, CA, performs Sonata for Solo Cello, I. Dialogo-Adagio, Rubato, Cantabile, and II. Capriccio-Presto con Slancio by György Ligeti

Performers & Repertoire

Release Dates

  • Monday, August 6, 2007
  • Monday, January 29, 2007
  • Monday, September 18, 2006

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