Boston, MA / 14

Saturday, March 18, 2000  |  Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory  |  Presented by From the Top


Guest artist Menahem Pressler, founding member of the world-renowned Beaux Arts Trio, joins Christopher O’Riley and seven outstanding young performers on this week’s From the Top.

Mr. Pressler leads our teenage trio in a brief master class and offers eloquent words of wisdom on the joys of art and collaboration. A high school senior treats us to a rather mischievous performance of Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 2, and Roving Reporter Hayley Goldbach discovers that Japanese take-out can cure a young musician of homesickness.

Performers and Repertoire:

Cellist Mary Ann Ramos, 17, from St. Louis, MO, performs Sonata in C, Op. 102, No. 1, Allegro Vivace by Ludwig van Beethoven

Trio Levine (cellist Kacy Clopton, 14, from Clarksville, MD; pianist Christopher Falzone, 14, from Richmond, VA; and violinist Boram Kang, 18, from Silver Spring, MD) performs Three Nocturnes by Ernest Bloch

Guitarist Souichi Muraji, 16, from Natick, MA, performs Hungarian Fantasy by Johann Kaspar Mertz

Host Christopher O’Riley performs Cadenza from Concerto No. 1 by Sergei Prokofiev

Violinist Dayna Anderson, 12, from Arlington Heights, IL, performs Mazurka by Henryk Wieniawski

Pianist Alexander Tchobanov, 18, from Idyllwild, CA performs Sonata No. 2 in D Minor, 4th mvt. by Sergei Prokofiev

Release Dates

  • Monday, August 7, 2000
  • Monday, April 17, 2000

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