Brahms, Gershwin, & Rachmaninoff with Pianist Orli Shaham / Show 390

Friday, September 25, 2020  |  Merkin Concert Hall  |  Presented by From the Top in partnership with the Kaufman Music Center

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Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue is a favorite of many, and this week we have a brilliant performance of this work by two young marimba players. Listen also for a 14-year-old pianist performing Rachmaninoff, and a stunning performance of Brahms by a young violist. Guest Hosted by Orli Shaham.

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This Episode Features

  • A 14-year-old pianist with a special connection to Rachmaninoff’s music
  • A 15-year-old cellist with dreams of bringing music to his small town
  • A Chicago-based Marimba Duo performing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue
  • A young violist who shares a personal story about his return to music
  • A 14-year-old violinist who performs around NYC to raise money for her school

Curious about the Mozart that you hear at the midpoint of this program? That’s pianist Orli Shaham, playing the third movement from Mozart Sonata No. 3, from Orli’s brand-new album, Mozart Sonatas, Volume one – released this week.


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Release Dates

  • Monday, October 26, 2020
  • Monday, April 26, 2021
  • Monday, January 10, 2022
  • Monday, January 2, 2023

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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

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