NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley: Grapevine, Texas / 256

Wednesday, June 27, 2012  |  Palace Arts Center  |  Presented by Military Child Education Coalition Conference


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Does the discipline and dedication required to serve in our nation’s armed forces have anything in common with the discipline and dedication required to become a skilled classical musician? All of the kids on today’s show would say, “Yes!” This week, From the Top is in Grapevine, Texas, where we’ll showcase talented young musicians who’ve grown up in America’s proud military families. Taped in collaboration with the Military Child Education Coalition.

Performers & Repertoire

  • Rhapsody in B minor, Op.79, No.1 by Johannes Brahms
  • Praeludium and Allegro by Fritz Kreisler
  • Impromptu-Caprice, Op.9 by Gabriel Pierné
  • 3 Pieces for Solo Clarinet by Igor Stravinsky
  • Woodwind Quintet from the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own”
    Partita for Wind Quintet, IV. Gigue by Irving Fine
  • Woodwind Quintet from the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” and Dominic Giardino, 18, clarinet
    “Hands Across the Sea” by John Philip Sousa

Release Dates

  • Monday, May 6, 2013
  • Monday, October 1, 2012

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