NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley: Highlight Show 11

Monday, January 22, 2007  |  Recorded in Studio  |  Presented by From the Top


This week we’re broadcasting our “All Pipsqueak” Highlights Show! We’ve gathered together some of the tiniest tykes who’ve performed on the program over the years to give you a concentrated dose of From the Top youth. You’ll meet a 12-year-old from California who tosses off one of Wieniawsky’s show pieces for the violin, hear an expressive performance of Villa Lobos’ Choros No. 1 played by a 10-year-old guitarist, and we’ll close the show with Debussy’s Arabesque No. 1 performed by an outstanding 8-year-old pianist.

Performers and Repertoire:

Cellist Oliver Aldort, 11, from Boston, MA, performs Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor by Camille Saint-Saëns

Pianist Kevin Lu, 11, from Newport News, VA, performs “Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum” from the Children’s Corner Suite by Claude Debussy

Violinist Eunice Kim, 12, from San Bruno, CA, performs Polonaise Brillante No.1 by Henryk Wieniawski

Flutist Helen McGarr, 12, from Lindon, UT, performs Sonata, 1st mvt. by Francis Poulenc

The Gioco String Quartet (cellist Ben Lash, 11; violist Nicholas Lash, 13; violinist Emma Steele, 12; violinist Hannah Selonick, 12) from Chicago, IL, performs Second Miniature String Quartet by David Stone

Guitarist Timothy Callobre, 10, from Pasadena, CA. performs Chôros No. 1 by Hector Villa-Lobos

Pianist Sarina Zhang, 8, from San Diego, CA, performs Arabesque No. 1 by Claude Debussy

Release Dates

  • Monday, February 13, 2012
  • Monday, March 17, 2008
  • Monday, May 21, 2007
  • Monday, January 22, 2007

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