El Paso, TX / 199

Saturday, June 13, 2009  |  Plaza Theatre  |  Presented by El Paso Summer Music Festival


This week’s show, from the El Paso Summer Music Festival in El Paso, Texas, is a celebration of our amazing partnership with the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, which has awarded more than one million dollars to young musicians with financial need. Among the talented Jack Kent Cooke Young Artists you’ll meet are a 15-year-old harpist who spends her days communing with nature, and a teenage clarinetist whose mom wins our “Mother of the Year” award. Plus, we’ll reacquaint you with some From the Top alumni, who’ll talk about where music has taken them since appearing on our show and receiving this scholarship.

Performers and Repertoire:

Pianist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Jingxuan Zhang, 16, from Westfield, IN, performs Chanson Bohème de l’Opéra Carmen de George Bizet by Maurice Moszkowski

Cellist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Khari Joyner, 17, from Atlanta, GA, performs Pampeana No. 2: Rhapsody for Cello and Piano, Op. 21 by Alberto Ginastera

Harpist and and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Sage Po, 15, from Camptonville, CA, performs III. Sarabande and IV. Courante from Classical Suite for Harp Alone by Lynne Wainwright Palmer

Clarinetist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Matthew Dykeman, 17, from Arnold, MD, performs III. Furioso from Sonatina,Op. 29 by Malcolm Arnold

The El Paso Choral Society Young Ladies Choir, ages 13-18, performs “Cantate Domino” by Ken Berg. Featuring Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Natanya Washer, 17, from El Paso, TX

Performers & Repertoire

Release Dates

  • Monday, July 5, 2010
  • Monday, March 8, 2010
  • Monday, October 19, 2009

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