NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley: Los Angeles, California / Show 354

Friday, March 9, 2018 at 10:00 AM  |  Disney Hall  |  Presented by LA Philharmonic


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From the Walt Disney Concert Hall, this week’s From the Top features a fantastic line-up of young people alongside one of the greatest orchestras in the world, the Los Angeles Philharmonic! We’ll hear the premiere of a new work by a teenage composer, a 12-year-old violinist likens virtuosic playing to figure skating, and a young bassoonist brilliantly performs Mozart.

Performers & Repertoire

  • V. Rondo Allegro from Symphonie Espagnole by Édouard Lalo
  • I. Allegro from the Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra in B-flat major, K.191/186e, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Primavera Porteña from "The 4 Seasons of Buenos Aires" by Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) with Christopher O’Riley, piano and Bing Wang, violin.
  • "Brisé" for Orchestra, by Esther Ollivier (b.2000). Performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. This performance is part of From the Top's New Music Series, supported in part by the Amphion Foundation and the Aaron Copland Fund for Music.
  • I. Allegro molto moderato from the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 16 by Edvard Grieg (1843-1907), with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Finale: IX. “Nimrod” from Enigma Variations, Op. 36 by Edward Elgar (1857-1934).

Release Dates

  • Monday, May 14, 2018
  • Monday, June 24, 2019
  • Monday, December 30, 2019

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Support Provided By

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Amphion Foundation
Aaron Copland Fund for Music

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