Boston, MA / 56

Sunday, October 7, 2001  |  Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory  |  Presented by From the Top


This week on From the Top you’ll meet a quartet of violinists, one of whom seems to have a strange knack for crashing into things, and an 18-year-old oboist who just can’t seem to get her driver’s license.

Also, Roving Reporter Hayley Goldbach travels to the home of a young harpist to hear her perform at her favorite time – five in the morning! Additionally, you’ll hear an original piece for trumpet and piano performed by its 17-year-old composer, and host Christopher O’Riley gets a taste of an authentic Amsterdam delicacy.

Performers and Repertoire:

Oboist Alison Chung, 17, from Buffalo Grove, IL, performs Oboe Sonata in D Major by Camille Saint-Saëns

Pianist Kirill Bersuker, 16, from Austin, TX, performs Etude Op. 8, No. 12 by Alexander Scriabin

Harpist Rebecca Bogers, 16, from Newton, MA, performs First Arabesque by Claude Debussy

Pianist Christopher O’Riley performs “True Love Waits” by Radiohead, arranged by O’Riley

The Julliard Pre-College Violin Quartet (violinists Emilie Gendron, 17; Maya Shankar, 15; Dawn Wohn, 18; and Cindy Wu, 16) from New York, NY, performs Concerto in B Minor for Four Violins by Antonio Vivaldi

Trumpet player and composer Eric Nathan, 17, from Larchmont, NY, performs his composition “Proclamation”

Performers & Repertoire

Release Dates

  • Monday, November 25, 2002
  • Monday, May 6, 2002
  • Monday, November 26, 2001

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