Interlochen, MI / 75

Friday, November 8, 2002  |  Corson Auditorium  |  Presented by Interlochen Arts Academy


This week’s From the Top, recorded in Corson Auditorium on the campus of the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, features a soprano from Indiana performing the playful aria “Vedrai Carino” from Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and a guitarist from Queens, New York performing de la Maya’s lyrical piece, “Andaluza.” We’ll also learn how a very unusual farming product can improve those horrible chapped lips suffered by brass players and hear Flight of the Bumblebee played by a tubist, who is dressed head to toe in a bumblebee suit!

Performers and Repertoire:

Violinist Virginia Kowal, 18, from Ashville, NC, performs Sonata No. 1 in F major, Op. 8, 3rd mvt. by Edvard Grieg

Soprano Abigail Shupe, 18, from Ft. Wayne, IN, performs “Vedrai Carino,” from Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Guitarist Gohar Vardanyan, 18, from Sunnyside, NY, performs Andaluza by Regino Sainz de la Maza

Pianist Christopher O’Riley performs “The Tourist” by Radiohead, arranged by O’Riley

Tubist Carolyn Jantsch, 18, from Worthington, OH, performs Estrellita by Manuel Ponce, arranged by Patrick Sheridan

Composer/pianist Reggie Berg, 16, from Auburn, IN, performs his own composition “I Lost You 2”

Tubist Carolyn Jantsch performs Flight of the Bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (closing of program)

Release Dates

  • Monday, December 22, 2003
  • Monday, June 2, 2003
  • Monday, December 23, 2002

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