New Brunswick, NJ / 85

Tuesday, May 13, 2003  |  Presented by State Theatre in New Brunswick


From the Top welcomes the extraordinary soprano Dawn Upshaw, who performs with several of this week’s young performers. Among them, you’ll meet a 14-year-old flutist who plays a fantastic fantasy based on the melodies of the opera Carmen and a 14-year-old violinist who plays a piece by Wieniawski that’s meant to keep spiders away!

Performers and Repertoire:

Pianist Daniel Suo, 15, from Princeton, NJ, performs Rigoletto Paraphrase by Franz Liszt

Flutist Megan Emigh, 14, from Haddonfield, NJ, performs “Fantasy on Themes” from Bizet’s Carmen by François Borne

Soprano Dawn Upshaw and flutist Meghan Emigh perform “A Simple Song” by Leonard Bernstein

Host Christopher O’Riley performs Copacabana by Darius Milhaud

Baritone Kevin Ray, 17, from Cornwall, NY, performs Bella Siccome un Angelo by Gaetano Donizetti

Soprano Dawn Upshaw and baritone Kevin Ray perform “O Waly, Waly” by Benjamin Britten

Violinist Trevor Ochieng, 14, from Wyandanch, NY, performs Wieniawski’s Scherzzo and Tarantella, Op. 16

Soprano Dawn Upshaw, flutist Meghan Emigh and violinist Trevor Ochieng, 14, from Wyandanch, NY, perform “Not a Care in the World” by Vernon Duke (closing of program)

Release Dates

  • Monday, October 4, 2004
  • Monday, March 8, 2004
  • Monday, September 8, 2003

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