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Sunday, February 12, 2006  |  Florence Gould Hall  |  Presented by Young Audiences


This week, From the Top comes to you from Florence Gould Hall in New York City and features the music of one of America’s greatest composers, John Corigliano. You’ll meet the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and learn about his early years and musical inspirations. Highlights include a teenage soprano singing John Corigliano’s setting of a poem by Bob Dylan and a young pianist playing a challenging movement from his Etude Fantasy. Also, Roving Reporter Caeli Smith brings you a special report on the circumstances that inspire big management companies to sign young musicians.

Performers and Repertoire:

Violinist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Kyung-Jun Kim, 18, from Rutherford, NJ, performs Violin Sonata, 4th mvt. by John Corigliano

Pianist Ji-Yong, 15, from Wyckoff, NJ, performs Etude Fantasy, Etude No. 3 “Fifths to Thirds” by John Corigliano

Soprano Christina Skleros, 17, from Barnegat, NJ, performs “Forever Young” from “Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan” by John Corigliano

The Morningside Quartet (violinist Ori Wissner-Levy, 15, Great Neck, NY; violinist Harriet Langley, 13, Scarsdale, NY; violist Jonathan David Bregman, 18, Short Hills, NJ; and cellist Maria DiMeglio, 15, Brooklyn, NY) performs Snapshot: Circa 1909 by John Corigliano

Performers & Repertoire

Release Dates

  • Monday, November 6, 2006
  • Sunday, February 12, 2006

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