Huntsville, AL / 145

Friday, September 15, 2006  |  Trinity United Methodist Church  |  Presented by Huntsville Chamber Music Guild


This week, From the Top comes to you from Trinity United Methodist Church in Huntsville, Alabama and features four outstanding teenage musicians, including a bassoonist who plays Telemann, a pianist who plays Liszt, and a 13-year-old guitarist who plays a piece especially commissioned for him by Bryan Johanson. Also, famed soprano Angela Brown sings Mozart with a talented teenage soprano and tells the story of how she discovered classical music because of a special teacher in Huntsville.

Performers and Repertoire:

Bassoonist Kian Andersen, 16, from Harvest, AL, performs the Sonata in F minor, II. Allegro by Georg Philipp Telemann

Pianist Carter Pelham, 18, from Hunstville, AL, performs “Un Sospiro” from Three Concert Etudes by Franz Liszt

Guitarist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Travis Johnson, 13, from Milwaukie, OR, performs Boppin’ by Bryan Johanson

Soprano Angela Brown and guitarist Travis Johnson perform “Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit,” arranged by Moses Hogan/Angela Brown/Tyron Cooper

Soprano Natalie Ballenger, 17, from Santa Cruz, CA, performs “Miranda” by Richard Hageman

Sopranos Natalie Ballenger and Angela Brown perform “Sull’aria” from the “Marriage of Figaro” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Performers & Repertoire

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