NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley: Boston, Massachusetts / Show 328
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From Boston Massachusetts, this week’s episode features a 12-year-old cellist performing a show piece by David Popper, a moving setting of a Newfoundland folks song performed by the Young Women’s Chamber Choir of Boston’s famous Handel and Haydn Society, and we’ll meet a Boston teenager so zealous about studying classical music, he managed to cram 4 instruments, 2 Boston orchestras, and a chorus into his schedule.
Read the full transcript with accompanying musical segments here.
Performers & Repertoire
- Polonaise de Concert, Op.14 by David Popper with Christopher O’Riley, piano
- Nocturno, Op. 7 by Franz Strauss (1822-1905) with Christopher O’Riley, piano
- “Early Spring” - a Traditional Newfoundland Folk Song arranged by Kathleen Allan
- V. Sonata Tragica from Forgotten Melodies II, Op.39 by Nikolai Medtner
- I. Allegro vivo from the Sonata for Violin and Piano by Claude Debussy with Christopher O’Riley, piano
- Tambourin Chinois, Op.3 by Fritz Kreisler with Christopher O’Riley, piano
Beyond the Concert Hall
From the Top musicians visited the Boston Children’s Hospital on Monday, October 17, performing a concert for live audiences and for broadcast into patient rooms.
- Monday, October 24, 2016
- Monday, August 7, 2017
- Monday, January 22, 2018
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Support Provided By
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Massachusetts Cultural Council