NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley: Monterey, California / 230
This week, From the Top comes to you from the E.G. Conference at the Golden State Theater in Monterey, California, where an incredible 9-year-old pianist plays Chopin, a 16-year-old double bassist plays a piece written for Picasso’s 90th birthday, and ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro performs some of his own compositions accompanied by our young musicians.
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Ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro, violinist Charles Yang, guitarist Roberto Granados, and double bassist Emily Brown perform “Trapped” by Jake Shimabukuro, arr. Lee Blaske.
Performers & Repertoire
- Grand Valse Brillant, Op.18 by Frédéric Chopin
- The Chaconne in G minor by Tomaso Vitali
- “Pianoforte” by Jake Shimabukuro
- “War and Peace” by François Rabbath
- “Pianoforte” by Jake Shimabukuro and “Trapped” by Jake Shimabukuro, arr. Lee Blaske
- Monday, April 2, 2012
- Monday, October 10, 2011
- Monday, May 2, 2011
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