Austin, TX / 74

Saturday, October 19, 2002  |  Presented by Riverbend Center


Recorded at the Riverbend Center in Austin, TX, this week’s From the Top features an outstanding young pianist from San Antonio playing Khachaturian, an exceptional violinist playing Sarasate, and four teenagers who like to play Shostakovich in the dark. Also, Roving Reporter Hayley Goldbach will tell us why it’s so important to contribute to the “R. B. S. F.” What’s that? Stay tuned and find out.

Performers and Repertoire:

Violinist Charles Yang, 14, of Austin, TX, performs Zigeunerweisen by Pablo de Sarasate

Alto saxophonist Randall Brown, 18, of Twin Falls, ID, performs Tableaux de Provence, 4th mvt. by Paule Maurice

Pianist Courtney Chua, 16, of San Antonio, TX performs Sonatina, 3rd mvt. by Aram Khachaturian

Pianist Christopher O’Riley performs “Bulletproof” by Radiohead, arranged by O’Riley

The Original Plum String Quartet (violinist Joshua Peckins, 17, of Boxford, MA; violinist Adrienne Watkinson, 17, from Topsham, ME; violist Christopher Williams, 17, from Ft. Worth, TX; and cellist Matt Zalkind, 16, from Salt Lake City, UT) performs Quartet No. 5, Op. 92, 1st mvt. by Dmitri Shostakovich

Guitarist Garrett Dahm, 16, of Arlington Heights, IL performs Capriccio in C by Ferdinando Carulli

Release Dates

  • Monday, October 6, 2003
  • Monday, December 9, 2002

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