Boston, MA / 144

Wednesday, May 24, 2006  |  Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory  |  Presented by From the Top


This week’s show comes to you from New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall in Boston and features outstanding musicians from ten to 17 years old, including our youngest chamber music ensemble ever performing Haydn, a teenage saxophone player from Kentucky playing Rumba by Maurice Whitney, and a teenage pianist from Minnesota performing Liszt’s Mephisto Waltz. We’ll also play a round of a musical game designed to test the nerd in all of us.

Performers and Repertoire:

Violinist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Stephanie Song, 17 from New York, NY, performs IV. Presto agitato from the Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108 by Johannes Brahms

Alto saxophonist Kevin Olusola, 17 from Owensboro, KY, performs “Rumba” by Maurice Whitney

The Vivace Trio (violinist Momo Wong, 11 from Brookline, MA; cellist Jonah Ellsworth, 11 from Cambridge, MA; and pianist George Li, 10, from North Andover, MA) performs the Trio in C Major, HobXV, No.27, III. Finale: Presto by Franz Joseph Haydn

Pianist Adam Birdsall, 16, from Roseville, MN, performs Mephisto Waltz No.1, S.514 by Franz Liszt

Violinist Stephanie Song; cellist Sebastian Bäverstam, 17, from Waban, MA; pianist Christopher O’Riley; and the New England Conservatory’s Youth Philharmonic Orchestra perform III. Rondo alla polacca from the “Triple Concerto” in C major, Op.56, by Ludwig van Beethoven, conducted by Benjamin Zander

Performers & Repertoire

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  • Friday, October 6, 2006

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