NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley: Highlight Show 5

Monday, February 2, 2004  |  Recorded in Studio  |  Presented by From the Top


In this special edition of From the Top, Christopher O’Riley catches up with some of the show’s most memorable young musicians to see what they’re doing these days. You will also get to experience again some wonderful musical performances, including those by a teenage tenor who learned to “talk football” when he was on From the Top; an extraordinary quartet whose cellist is now a world traveler, and a violinist who is a Sphinx Competition Leaureate.

Performers and Repertoire:

Violinist Melissa White, 19, from Lansing, MI, performs Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28 by Camille Saint-Saëns

Baritone Jarrod Lentz, 19, from Palmyra, PA, performs “Bright is the Ring of Words” and “The Vagabond” from Songs of Travel by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Pianist Becky Lu, 21, from Lincoln, NE, performs “Ondine” from Gaspard de la Nuit by Maurice Ravel

The Favrile Quartet (violist Lauren Chipman, 20, from Lake Forest, IL; pianist Christopher Falzone, 18, from Richmond, VA; cellist Deanna Talens, 20, from Appleton WI; and violinist Russ Stewart, 20, from Middleton, WI) performs Piano Quartet No. 1, Op. 25 by Johannes Brahms

Cellist Deanna Talens, 20, from Appleton, WI, performs Requiebros by Gaspar Cassado

Release Dates

  • Monday, July 26, 2004
  • Monday, February 2, 2004

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