NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley: Highlight Show 12

Monday, October 15, 2007  |  Recorded in Studio  |  Presented by From the Top


On this week’s show, we take a trip down memory lane as we bring you our Annual Highlights Show. This program features some of the best music and stories from our archives including the performance of a fine pianist who, at the age of 13, has already started medical school. Also, one of the finest teenage trombone quartets in the country performs a contemporary piece by Walter Ross and we’ll meet a young cellist who has a rather screwball comedy life.

Performers and Repertoire:

The Bone Rangers from the Merit School of Music (tenor trombonist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Sean Tripp, 15 from Lansing, IL; tenor trombonist Kevin Dombrowski, 15 from Lansing, IL; bass trombonist Jonathan Laxton, 17 from Oak Park, IL; and bass trombonist Matthew Wolford, 18 from Lansing, IL) performs “Trombone Quartet” by Walter Ross

Pianist Sho Yano, 13, from Chicago, IL, performs Des Abends and Grillen from “Fantasiestucke” by Robert Schumann

Cellist Natalie Helm, 16, from Louisville, KY performs Faure’s Apres un Reve (After a Dream) Op. 7, No.1

Trumpet player Alphonso Horne, 17, from Jacksonville, FL, performs Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major, III. Rondo by Johann Hummel

Violinist Stella Chen, 13 from Palo Alto, CA, perform “Tambourin Chinois” for violin & piano, Op.3 by Fritz Kreisler

Pianist Nathan Bello, 18, from Gladstone, OR, performs “The Enchanted Nymph” by Mischa Livitzki

Release Dates

  • Monday, November 24, 2008
  • Monday, May 12, 2008
  • Monday, October 15, 2007

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