Corning, NY / 60

Friday, November 30, 2001  |  Coming Museum of Glass  |  


This week, From the Top comes to you from the stunning Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York. You’ll meet a fabulous 15-year-old violinist who plays music by Sarasate based on Bizet’s Carmen, and you’ll hear the heart-stopping story of how a teenage cellist met the movie star of his dreams.

Performers and Repertoire:

Violinist Elena Urioste, 15, from North Wales, PA, performs Fantasy on Themes from Bizet’s Carmen, Op. 25 by Pablo de Sarasate

Pianist Mark McMillen, 15, from Loysville, PA, performs Etude in A-flat, Op. 25, No. 1 by Frédéric Chopin

Cellist James Kim, 16, from Pittsford, NY, performs Cello Sonata, Op. 6, 1st mvt. by Samuel Barber

Pianist Christoper O’Riley performs Prelude in A-flat by Dmitri Shostakovich

Violist Gregory Williams, 17, from Moriches, NY, performs Elegy, Op 24 by Gabriel Fauré

Pianist Claire Halpert, 16, and clarinetist Jennie Lavine, 17, from Ithaca, NY, perform Dance Preludes by Witold Lutoslawski

Claire Halpert and Jennie Lavine, pianist Anne Swafford, 17, and violinist Leila Nassar-Fredell, 15, perform Klezmer music (closing of program)

Release Dates

  • Monday, February 10, 2003
  • Monday, June 3, 2002
  • Monday, February 4, 2002

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