Lenox, MA / 1

Monday, July 19, 1999  |  Presented by Tanglewood Music Center


From the Top journeys to Tanglewood, the world famous music festival in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, to meet and perform with students from the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.

You’ll meet a teenager who listens to Kathleen Battle on her Walkman and hear a sensitive piano performance of Ravel’s Jeux d’eau played by the 16-year-old son of Vietnamese immigrants. Plus, the “dark side” of Tanglewood is explored!

Performers and Repertoire:

Oboist Ben Bolter, 16, from Newton, MA, performs Oboe Sonata, 2nd mvt. by Francis Poulenc

Pianist Bao Pham, 16, from Montgomery, AL, performs Jeux d’eau by Maurice Ravel

Vocalist Lauren Criddle, 15, from Calabases, CA, performs Summertime by George Gershwin

Trombonist Amanda Stewart, 16, from Oakland, MD, performs Concertino by Lars-Erik Larsson

BUTI String Quartet (violinist Sylvia Kim, 14, from Coral Springs, FL; violinist Yumi Sagiuchi, 16, from Great Neck, NY; violist Brenton Caldwell, 17, from Tyler, TX; and cellist Ruth Valente, 16 from San Antonio, TX) performs String Quartet in G Minor, 1st mvt. by Claude Debussy

Release Dates

  • Monday, February 28, 2000
  • Monday, January 10, 2000

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