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Wednesday, April 20, 2005  |  Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory  |  Presented by From the Top


Broadcast from venerable Symphony Hall in Boston, this week’s show features teenage musicians, all students at Walnut Hill, the famous arts school just outside of Boston. You’ll hear the finale of the Beethoven Rasumovsky Quartet, the opening scene of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, and Glinka’s Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla played by an orchestra-sized gaggle of Walnut Hill kids. Also, Roving Reporter Hayley Goldbach reports on a shocking shortage of resources at Walnut Hill.

Performers and Repertoire:

The Walnut Hill String Quartet (violinist Sharon Oh, 18, from Boston, MA; violinist Sarah Koenig-Plonskier, 17 from Newton, MA; cellist Jacqueline Choi, 18, from Old Tappan, NJ; and violist Alex Petersen, 18, from Westford, MA) performs String Quartet No.9 in C major, Op.59, No.3″Rasumovsky” IV. Allegro molto by Ludwig van Beethoven

Violinist Emily Smith, 17, from Newton, MA performs Nocturne, Op. 28, No. 1 by Karol Szymanowksi

The Walnut Hill Vocal Quartet (tenor Jung-hoon Woo, 18, from Seoul, South Korea, soprano Meredith Lustig, 18, from Nashua, NH; soprano Catherine Hancock, 18, from Atlanta, GA, and mezzo-soprano Mary Thomas, 17, from Auburn, AL) performs Act I, Scene 1: The Realm of the Queen of the Night from The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Double bassist Blake Hinson, 16, from Des Moines, IA plays Tarantella by Giovanni Bottesini

The Walnut Hill School Orchestra performs the Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla by Mikhail Glinka and Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.16, II. Scherzo: vivace by Sergei Prokofiev. Conducted by John Page.

Release Dates

  • Monday, June 5, 2006
  • Monday, December 5, 2005
  • Monday, May 30, 2005

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