Brevard, NC / 87

Sunday, June 29, 2003  |  Presented by Brevard Music Center


This week, From the Top broadcasts from the Brevard Music Center located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where 22-year-old violin virtuoso Sarah Chang joins young musicians aged 15–18. Among them, you’ll meet a trumpet player from Hawaii, a harpist from France, and a clarinetist who is known to friends as “The Jimi Hendrix of the Clarinet.”

Performers and Repertoire:

Clarinetist Ben Jackson, 18, from Watkinsville, GA, performs Concertino for Clarinet by Guiseppe Tartini

Violinist Sarah Chang performs Salut D’amour by Edward Elgar

Violinist Hanah Stuart, 15, performs Oberek No. 1 by Grazyna Bacewicz

Violinists Sarah Chang and Hanah Stuart perform Sonata for Two Violins, 2nd mvt. by Sergei Prokofiev

Host Christopher O’Riley performs “No Surprises” by Radiohead, arranged by O’Riley

Trumpetist Alexander Gotay, 17, from Kailua, HI, performs Sonata for Trumpet and Piano, 1st mvt. by Kent Kennan

Harpist Sarah Nichols, 15, from Paris, France, performs Cherry Blossoms by Marcel Grandjany

Violinist Sarah Chang and harpist Sarah Nichols perform Cantabile in D by Niccolò Paganini (closing of program)

Release Dates

  • Monday, September 13, 2004
  • Monday, April 5, 2004
  • Monday, October 20, 2003

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