NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley Norfolk, Virginia / 290

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 8:00 PM  |  Attucks Theatre  |  Presented by Virginia Arts Festival


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From Norfolk, Virginia, at the Virginia Arts Festival, this episode features a steel drum band from the local community, and a violin-cello duo made up of two wonderfully talented brothers.

Their unusually generous and easygoing humor with each other is not only charming, but it also makes for a seamless musical collaboration (get a close-up view of their music-making here). We’ll also hear a spirited performance from Mozart’s Sonata No. 12 by a pianist who’s just 11 years old, and we’ll meet a 15-year-old violinist who happens to have some success as an actress: she recently landed a guest role in the NBC series “Believe.”

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