NPR’s From the Top: Boston, MA / Show 376
Easy to enjoy – hard to forget. Experience an inspiring behind the scenes look at how an NPR show gets recorded featuring heartfelt stories and amazing performances by some of America’s most extraordinary classically trained young musicians.
From the Top is best known for its weekly national radio broadcast, NPR’s From the Top, which is heard by nearly 500,000 listeners on more than 200 stations nationwide. Each recording is also released as a podcast episode, so you might just hear yourself in the audience! This 90-minute live recording of the program is a fun and easy way for families to experience classical music and get to know some inspiring young people. Recommended for kids ages 7 – 107
- Guest Host: Michael Thurber
From composing for The Royal Shakespeare Company to performing in the house band on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and traveling around the country with violinist Tessa Lark, Thurber’s musical journey has been remarkably singular.
- Guest Host: Tessa Lark
Violinist Tessa Lark, recipient of a 2018 Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship and a 2016 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Silver Medalist in the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, and winner of the 2012 Naumburg International Violin Competition, is one of the most captivating artistic voices of our time.
Performers & Repertoire
- III. Allegro con fuoco from Sonata for Trumpet and Piano, by Eric Ewazen (1954-)
- : I. Vivace from Viola da Gamba Sonata No. 3 in G Minor, BWV 1029, by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) with Michael Thurber, bass and Tessa Lark, violin
- Iris at Sunrise, by Thatcher Harrison
- Nocturne in D Flat Major, Op. 27, No. 2, by Frédéric François Chopin (1810-1849)
- Lena-Marie DeMayo Stoger, violin, 17
Cheng Io Lo, violin, 18
Kevin Wallace, viola, 17
Andrew Wallace, cello, 17
I. Allegro ma non tanto from String Quartet In C Minor, Op. 18, No. 4, by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
- Cedar and Sage, by Michael Thurber and Tessa Lark
- Monday, November 4, 2019
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Support Provided By
The Kalico Quartet’s appearance is supported by Associated Chamber Music Players (ACMP).