Cambridge, MA / 9

Sunday, November 21, 1999  |  Pickman Hall  |  Presented by Longy School of Music


From Longy School of Music’s Edward Pickman Hall in Cambridge, Massachusetts, we meet an astonishingly talented group of young performer including a precocious 13-year-old who trained for the flute by dragging gallons of milk around the supermarket. We also hear a dizzying and flawless performance of Liszt’s La Campanella by an ambitious 17-year-old from Dallas, Texas, and we meet a charming 17-year-old bassoonist who composes chamber music to impress his girlfriend.

Performers and repertoire:

Violinist Simeon Simeonov, 18, from Idyllwild, CA performs Polonaise Brillante in A Major by Henryk Wieniawski’

Flutist Bianca Garcia, 13, from Salem, NH, performs Concerto, 1st mvt. by Jacques Ibert

The Zephyr Wind Trio (bassoonist Brad Balliet, 17, from Westboro, MA; clarinetist Juliet Grabowski, 17, from Andover, MA; and flutist Rose Grabowski, 15, from Andover, MA) performs Three Pieces for Three Woodwinds by Robert Washburn

The Zephyr Wind Trio performs “Mitosis” by Brad Balliet

Host Christopher O’Riley performs Etude in F-sharp Minor, Op. 42, No. 3 by Alexander Scriabin

Cellist Kurt Anderson, 16, from Huntsville, AL, performs Allegro Appassionato by Camille Saint-Saëns

Pianist Alex McDonald, 17, from Dallas, TX, performs La Campanella by Franz Liszt

Performers & Repertoire

Release Dates

  • Monday, May 15, 2000
  • Monday, March 13, 2000

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