Celebrating Musicians with Disabilities / Show 428
Meet Julia LaGrand, Co-Host and Content Advisor
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Read about this special episode in The Boston Globe.
18-year-old violinist and From the Top alum Julia LaGrand co-hosts this special episode dedicated to celebrating the stories and performances of disabled and neurodivergent musicians. Julia, who is blind, also interviews special guest Itzhak Perlman. We meet a 16-year-old double bassist who began studying music when spina bifida made it difficult to keep up with youth sports leagues, a 14-year-old pianist who uses Braille scores to learn his repertoire, a 26-year-old cellist who believes his musical skills are sharpened by his autism, and a 16-year-old pianist with Escobar Syndrome who shares her journey to millions on social media. They perform works by Grieg, Liszt, and more.
Performers & Repertoire
- Excerpts from Capriccio by Joaquín Rodrigo (1901-1999)
- Trois Etudes de Concert No. 2 La Leggierezza by Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
- Introduction e Gavotte by Giovanni Bottesini (1821-1889)
- Special Guest Itzhak Perlman
- Notturno, Op. 54, No. 4 by Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
- Intermezzo from Goyescas by Enrique Granados, (1867-1916)
- Monday, March 27, 2023
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