Fort Worth, TX / 65

Sunday, February 10, 2002  |  Van Cliburn Recital Hall  |  


Young classical musicians who are also jocks… that’s one of the themes of this week’s From the Top. We’ll hear tales of triumph from the soccer field as From the Top records in the acoustically marvelous Van Cliburn Recital Hall in Fort Worth Texas. Musical highlights include a gorgeous performance by a teenage guitarist from Plano, Texas and a wonderful violinist playing Beethoven. Announcer Joanne Robinson proves she can sleep and announce at the same time, and the From the Top players explore just how strenuous it can be to perform in a youth orchestra in a little skit called “Lock Down!”

Performers and Repertoire:

Violinist Mario Gotoh, 17, from Brookline, MA, performs Sonata No. 8 in G Major by Ludwig van Beethoven

Harpist Marisa Dillahunty, 16, from Dallas, TX, performs Impromptu Caprice by Gabriel Pierne´

Cellist Caroline Herd, 18, from Geneva, NY, performs Sonata in A Major for Cello and Piano, 2nd mvt. by Luigi Boccherini

Pianist Christopher O’Riley performs “Exit Music for a Film” by Radiohead, arranged by O’Riley

Guitarist Maud Laforest, 17, from Plano, TX, plays Zapateado by Joaquin Rodrigo

Pianist Erin Chong, 17, from Walnut Creek, CA, performs Sonata No. 1 in F Minor by Sergei Prokofiev

Release Dates

  • Monday, August 5, 2002
  • Monday, April 8, 2002

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