Evanston, IL / 57

Saturday, October 27, 2001  |  Presented by Music Institute of Chicago, WFMT FM


This edition of From the Top, recorded live at the Music Institute of Chicago, features the sensational Chicago Children’s Choir under the direction of Josephine Lee, a wonderful teenage brass quintet from the Chicago area, and a teenage cellist whose relentless appetite for munchies is legendary.

Performers and Repertoire:

Chicago Children’s ChoirThe Panoramic Brass Quintet (trumpet players Ethan Bensdorf, 17, and Ryan Black, 16, from Evanston, IL; French horn player Emily DeRohan, 16, from Weehauken, IL; trombonist Rachel Levin, 16, from Lincolnshire, IL; and tubist Brian Rose, 16, from Buffalo Grove, IL) performs “Fanfare” from La Péri by Paul Dukas

Pianist Rachel Kudo, 14, from Northbrook, IL, performs La Campanella by Franz Liszt

Cellist Abraham Feder, 16, from Chicago, IL, performs Sonata for Cello, Op. 40, 2nd mvt. (Allegro) by Dmitri Shostakovich

Pianist Christopher O’Riley performs “Black Star” by Radiohead, arranged by O’Riley

Guitarist Saifiel Tmeizeh, 16, from Oliver Springs, TN, performs Concerto in D Major, 1st mvt. (Allegro) by Antionio Vivaldi

The Chicago Children’s Choir performs South African traditional Kinali Muna and The Battle of Jericho, arranged by Moses Hogan

Performers & Repertoire

Release Dates

  • Monday, January 20, 2003
  • Monday, May 20, 2002
  • Monday, January 14, 2002

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