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Highland Park, IL / 165

Sunday, September 16, 2007  |  Bennett Gordon Hall  |  Presented by Ravinia Festival


This week’s From the Top comes to you from the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois, where an 11-year-old violinist from Seattle plays introspective music by Ernest Bloch, a 17-year-old Chinese-born percussionist delivers a sparkling marimba solo, and a passionate 18-year-old pianist from Berkeley, California, plays Schumann.

Cellist Mindy Park, 17, from Palatine, IL plays Paganini: Variations On One String On a Theme by Rossini

Marimba player Jingchen Sun, Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist, 17, from Forest Hills, NY performs Keiko Abe: “Michi”

Violinist Simone Porter, 11, from Seattle, WA performs Nigun from Baal Shem by Ernest Bloch

Pianist Daniel Walden, 18, from Berkeley, CA plays Schumann: Piano Sonata in G minor, Op. 22, I

The Vesta Trio from Madison, WI (violinist Krista Stewart, 17, cellist Jimmy Kang, 18 and pianist Christina Naughton, 19) play Paul Schoenfeld: Café Music, III. Presto

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