NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley: Atlanta, Georgia / Show 340
From the Top visits the recital hall of the Bremen Jewish Heritage Museum in Atlanta, Georgia. In honor of that setting, the young performers celebrate Jewish themed music and the music of Jewish composers. We’ll hear a teenage violinist perform Ravel’s gorgeous Kaddish, a wonderful Atlanta-based youth choir sings a piece by a contemporary Jewish composer, and we hear a story from a young guitar player about his life as one part Texan and one part Israeli.
O’Riley gets a few tips about Armenian music from the Armenian-American teen violinist, Haig Hovsepian.
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Performers & Repertoire
- I. Ouverture, III. Jeu, and IV. Final from Suite for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, Op. 157b by Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)
- “Kaddish” by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), with Christopher O’Riley, piano
- III. Lively, with bounce from Duo for Flute and Piano by Aaron Copland (1900-1990), with Christopher O’Riley, piano
- Songe Capricorne by Roland Dyens (1955-2016)
- “Adonai Ro’i” by Judith Shatin (b.1949)
- "Donna, Donna”, words by Aaron Zeitlin (1898-1973) and music by Shalom Secunda (1894-1974), arr. by Carl Bertil Agnestig, with pianist, Millie Turek
- "It Ain't Necessarily So" by George Gershwin (1898-1937), arr. Jascha Heifetz, with Christopher O’Riley, piano
- Monday, September 18, 2017
- Monday, March 26, 2018
- Monday, September 10, 2018
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