NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley: Highlight Show 16

Monday, May 17, 2010  |  Recorded in Studio  |  Presented by From the Top


This week’s highlights show centers around “The Big Story,” featuring not only superb musical performances by young people, but stories from each of these kids that are unusually compelling. You’ll hear about a French horn player who has overcome the tragedy of teenage gang warfare to thrive in classical music, a 14-year-old pianist with an amazing tale of American generosity, and more.

Performers and Repertoire:

Pianist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Dasha Bukhartseva, 14, from Odessa, Ukraine, performs “Autumn Leaves” by Oleg Polevoy and “Toccata” by Vitaly Filipenko

French horn player and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Eliodoro Vallecillo, 16, from Santa Cruz, CA, performs Morceau de concert by Camille Saint-Saëns

Harpist and and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Sage Po, 15, from Camptonville, CA, performs III. Sarabande and IV. Courante from Classical Suite for Harp Alone by Lynne Wainwright Palmer

Guitarist Kimani Griffin, 17, from Winston-Salem, NC, performs Aquarelle Suite, Mvt. II by Segei Assad

Trio Vita (violinist Ryan Murphy, 15; cellist Stanley Moore, 16; and pianist Brian Chang, 17) from Chicago, IL, performs Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in G, Op. 15, Finale: Presto by Bedrich Smetana

Cellist David Requiro, 17, from Natick, MA, performs Requiebros by Gaspar Cassado

Performers & Repertoire

Release Dates

  • Monday, December 8, 2014
  • Monday, April 23, 2012
  • Monday, October 18, 2010
  • Monday, May 17, 2010

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