Brevard, NC / 52

Saturday, July 28, 2001  |  Presented by Brevard Music Center


This edition of From the Top, recorded at the 65th Annual Brevard Music Festival, spotlights some of the country’s rising young musical stars hailing from North Carolina, Georgia, and Pennsylvania, as well as a young musical student from China.

A 15-year-old bassoonist shares some of the frustrations involved in learning to shave, and we hear about the escapades of two “tomboy princesses.”

Performers and Repertoire

Bassoonist Benjamin Peck, 15, from Lincoln University, PA, performs Concerto in A Minor, 3rd mvt. by Antonio Vivaldi

Pianist Denise Yen, 14, from Atlanta, GA, performs Rigoletto Paraphrase by Franz Liszt

Clarinetist Bao Ze Giang, 16, Wuhan, Hubei, China, performs Hillandale Waltzes by Victor Babin

Pianist Christopher O’Riley performs Intermezzo in C, Opus 119, No. 3 by Johannes Brahms

Harpist Kirsten Carrell, 16, and violinist Meghan Hall, 16, of Winston-Salem, NC, perform “Meditation” from Thais by Jules Massenet

Flutist Benjamin Smolen, 16, from Charlotte, NC, performs Cantabile by George Enesco

Release Dates

  • Monday, September 30, 2002
  • Monday, March 4, 2002
  • Monday, October 15, 2001

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