Lake Buena Vista, Fl / 22

Thursday, May 25, 2000  |  Disney Institute Performance Center  |  Presented by Public Radio Conference


Famed fiddler Mark O’Connor jams with From the Top’s great young musicians this week at the Disney Institute Performance Center in Florida. We hear several of Mr. O’Connor’s compositions, including Stings and Threads arranged for fiddle and horn and Appalachia Waltz arranged for fiddle and string quartet. We also feature a classical music version of “The Battle of the Sexes.”

Performers and Repertoire:

The Florida Horn Quartet (trombonist Bradley Williams, 17, from St. Petersburg, FL; trombonist Joseph Steele, 17, from Clearwater, FL; French horn player Kevin Rivard, 17, from St. Petersburg, FL; and French horn player Geoffrey Pilkington, 18, from Largo, FL) performs “Achieved is the Glorious Work” from The Creation by Franz Joseph Haydn

Violinist Mark O’Connor and the Florida Horn Quartet perform Stings and Threads by Mark O’Connor, arranged by Lee Blaske

Violinist Suliman Tekalli, 12, from Orlando, FL, performs Symphonie Espagnole, 5th mvt. by Edouard Lalo

The Capriccio Quartet (violinist Christina McGann, 15, from Potomac, MD; violinist Ana McGann, 18, from Potomac, MD; violist Nadia Sirota, 17, from Baltimore, MD; and cellist Elizabeth Lara, 17, from Mount Airy, MD) performs String Quartet, 1st mvt. by Maurice Ravel

Violinist Mark O’Connor and the Capriccio Quartet perform Appalachia Waltz by Mark O’Connor, arranged by Lee Blaske

Pianist Jeannette Fang, 15, from Bridgewater, NJ, performs Fantasy in F-sharp Minor, Op. 28, 1st mvt. by Felix Mendelssohn

Clarinetist Samantha Angelo, 16, from Snyder, NY performs Clarinet Sonatina, Op. 29, 1st mvt. by Malcolm Arnold

Violinist Mark O’Connor, pianist Christopher O’Riley, clarinetist Samantha Angelo, violinist Suliman Tekalli, the Capriccio Quartet, and the Florida Horn Quartet perform Song of the Liberty Bell by Mark O’Connor, arranged by Lee Blaske

Release Dates

  • Monday, November 20, 2000
  • Monday, September 18, 2000

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