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Boston, MA / 174

Sunday, February 3, 2008  |  Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory  |  Presented by From the Top


This week’s show, taped at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, features an array of exceptionally young musicians. Highlights include an outstanding 10-year-old violinist playing Bartok’s Rhapsody No.1 and a 13-year-old pianist performing a diabolical piece by Prokofiev. Also, you’ll meet a 13-year-old composer and hear his piece performed by a pre-teen trio from New York State.

Performers and repertoire:

Violinist Alice Ivy-Pemberton, 10, from New York, NY performing I. Prima Parte (“Lassu”) from Rhapsody No.1 for Violin and Piano, Sz.86 by Béla Bartók

13-year-old Pianist Stella Wong from New York, NY, a From the Top Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist, playing Suggestion Diabolique, Op.4, No.4 by Sergei Prokofiev

11-year-old cellist Lev Mamuya from Newton Highlands, MA performs III. Allegretto (from Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op. 49 by Dimitri Kabalevsky

The Maggiore Trio – Anna JiEun Lee, violin, age 12 from Bayside, NY, Taeguk Mun, cello, age 13, from Port Washington, NY and Alice Burla, piano, age 11, from Hastings-on-Hudson, NY- performing “Vignettes for Piano Trio” by 13-year-old South Hadley, MA composer Matthew Woodard. The Trio will also perform III. Finale: Presto (“Gypsy Rondo”) from Piano Trio in G major, Hob.XV:25, by Franz Joseph Haydn.

Performers & Repertoire

Release Dates

  • Monday, August 25, 2008
  • Monday, March 31, 2008

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