NPR’s From the Top: Boston, MA / Show 383
14-time Grammy Award winner Paquito D’Rivera collaborates with the young musicians on this week’s From the Top as a special guest artist. Recorded in New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall in Boston, the episode features Paquito performing a virtuosic duo (written by Paquito himself) with a young guitarist. We also meet a young soprano with a moving story about overcoming a deep fear of singing in public … and a 13-year-old performs a 19th century Welsh melody written by Queen Victoria’s royal harpist.
- Guest Host: Paquito D'Rivera
Paquito D’Rivera defies categorization. The winner of fourteen GRAMMY Awards, he is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer.
- Co-Host: Peter Dugan
Peter has appeared as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician across North America and abroad. A sought-after crossover artist, Peter has performed in duos and trios with artists ranging from Itzhak Perlman and Joshua Bell to Jesse Colin Young and Glenn Close.
Performers & Repertoire
- I. Allegro from Sonata No. 10 in G Major Op. 14, No. 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
- La Fleur de Cayenne by Paquito D’Rivera (b.1948), arranged by João Luiz
- The Minstrel’s Adieu to His Native Land by John Thomas
- Povero cor, tu palpiti from 24 Canzoncine by Isabella Angela Colbran (1785-1845)
- Cookbook: IV. La ultima noche en la casa del Flamenco by Kenji Bunch
- Vals Venezolano by Paquito D’Rivera
- Monday, March 30, 2020
- Monday, August 31, 2020
- Monday, July 19, 2021
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Support Provided By
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Performances of D’Rivera’s La Fleur de Cayenne and Vals Venezolano and Bunch’s Cookbook are part of From the Top’s New Music Series with support from the Amphion Foundation and Aaron Copland Fund for Music