NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley: Orono, Maine / Show 314
From Orono, Maine, this week’s program features violinist, educator, and composer Mark O’Connor as a special guest artist, and he brings his signature American fiddle sound to some exciting collaborations with the young performers on the show. We’ll also hear the inspirational story of how studying music helped the young cellist on the program overcome major physical coordination challenges.
Performers & Repertoire
- Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 8, Op. 30, No. 3, by Ludwig van Beethoven
- “Libertango” by Mark O'Connor
- II. Allegro appassionato from Sonata for Viola and Piano in E-flat major, Op. 120, No. 2 by Jonahhes Brahms
- I. Allegretto moderato from Sonata for Bassoon and Piano in G major, Op. 168 by Camille Saint Saëns
- I. Prologue: Lent, sostenuto e molto risoluto from Sonata for Cello and Piano by Claude Debussy
- The Mark O'Connor String Quartet with Mark O’Connor, violin; Maggie O’Connor, violin; Hae Sue Lee, viola; Olivia Marckx, celloI. Fast and cheerful from Mark O’Connor String Quartet No. 1 by Mark O'Connor
- “Congress Hoedown” by Mark O'Connor
- Monday, December 14, 2015
- Monday, June 20, 2016
- Monday, February 27, 2017
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