Boston, MA / 29

Sunday, September 17, 2000  |  Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory  |  Presented by From the Top


This week’s From the Top covers the whole range of teenage triumph and foible. We meet a 17-year-old percussionist who dreams of a future in organ research and a 13-year-old violinist who bravely defies pop culture. There’s also a young bassoonist whose parents can’t do anything to get him to do the dishes, and a 17-year-old pianist takes roving reporter Hayley Goldbach out for Chinese food and receives a masterclass in accompaniment from host Christopher O’Riley.

Performers and Repertoire:

Neil VasanBassoonist Aaron Apaza, 18, of Rapid City, SD, performs Concerto in E Minor; 1st mvt. by Antonio Vivaldi

Pianist Robert Kwok, 17, of Lafayette, CA, performs Alborado del Grazioso by Maurice Ravel

Euphonium player Michael Brown, 17, of Knoxville, TN, performs Rondo by Antonio Capuzzi

Host Christopher O’Riley performs Suite in E by Jean-Philippe Rameau

Violinist Lydia Hong, 13, of Northbrook, IL, performs Carmen Fantasie by Georges Bizet

Percussionist Neil Vasan, 17, from Vienna, WV, performs Concertino for Marimba and Orchestra, 1st mvt.

Performers & Repertoire

Release Dates

  • Monday, April 9, 2001
  • Monday, January 8, 2001

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