Charlotte, NC / 34

Monday, December 4, 2000  |  North Carolina Center for the Performing Arts  |  Presented by North Carolina Center for the Performing Arts


This week, From the Top comes to you from Charlotte, North Carolina, and welcomes special guest, New York Philharmonic principal oboist Joseph Robinson. You’ll hear a talented high school string quartet from the Atlanta area, which plays with “Oboe Joe” and sit in on a Master Class with a 17-year old oboist who visits Mr. Robinson’s musical neighborhood.

Performers and Repertoire:

Cellist Anna Wittstruck, 13, of Asheville, NC, performs Suite Francaise, 5th mvt. by Paul Bazelaire

Oboist Erica Howard, 17, of Alpharetta, GA, performs Oboe Sonata, Mvt. 2 by Camille Saint-Saëns

Oboist Joseph Robinson performs Legende Pastorale by Benjamin Godard

Soprano Kristen Vienneau, 16, of Roswell, GA, performs Panis Angelicus by César Franck

Host Christopher O’Riley performs from “Saudades do Brasil” by Darius Milhaud

The Flint String Quartet (cellist David Huckaby, 17,from Lawrenceville, GA; violist Jessica Schiffman, 17, from Atlanta, GA; violinist David Edwards, 17, from Sugar Hill, GA; and violinist Mary Boland, 17, from Kennesaw, GA) performs Quartet in D minor, Op 76, No. 2 by Franz Joseph Haydn

Oboist Joseph Robinson and the Flint String Quartet perform Quintet in E Flat, Op. 21, No.6, 2nd mvt. by Luigi Boccherini

Pianist Sarara Momokawa, 15, of Winston-Salem, NC performs Goldberg Variations by Johann Sebastian Bach

Release Dates

  • Monday, July 9, 2001
  • Monday, February 19, 2001

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