Philadelphia, PA / 122

Tuesday, May 24, 2005  |  Kimmel Center for Performing Arts  |  Presented by Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia Orchestra, Settlement Music School, WRTIFM, Temple University Preperatory School


This week’s show comes to you from the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts in Philadelphia, a city overflowing with great young musicians. All of the performers featured study in the area, either at the Settlement Music School or at Temple University’s Music Preparatory Division. Among them, you’ll hear a teenage wind quintet performing the music of contemporary composer Gyorgy Ligeti and a very young violinist from New Jersey performing the opening movement of Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2. The City of Brotherly Love is well represented in this week’s edition of From the Top!

Performers and Repertoire:

Cellist Nicholas Bodnar, 15, from Princeton, NJ, performs “Requiebros” by Gaspar Cassado

The Weinstein Woodwind Quintet from Settlement Music School (flutist Daniel Sharp, 18, from Monroeville, NJ; oboist Clara Blood, 17, from Philadelphia, PA; clarinetist Ruokai Chen, 16 from Hockessin, DE; bassoonist Hannah Brubaker, 17 from Philadelphia, PA; and French horn player Joshua Paulus, 17 from Elkton, MD) performs three movements of “Six Bagatelles” by Gyorgy Ligeti

The Settlement Music School Chamber Orchestra, ages 12–18, performs the first movement of the Serenade for Strings, I. Un poco adagio, Op. 1 by Samuel Barber. Conducted by David Rupp.

Harpist Madeline Blood, 14, from Philadelphia, PA, performs Sonata No.3, I, by Francois-Joseph Naderman

Violinist Robyn Bollinger, 13 from Haddonfield, NJ, performs Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.63, I. Allegro moderato

The Temple Music Prep Violin Nonet (violinists Bryan Lee, 16; Hansaem Lim, 17; Robyn Bollinger, 13; Maria Semes, 14; Brooke Camarda, 13; Oliver Kot,15; Justine Lamb-Budge, 12; Claire Semes,13; and Jamie Lee, 14) performs “Fugue for Nine Stands of First Violins” by Arcady Dubensky

Performers & Repertoire

Release Dates

  • Monday, September 5, 2005
  • Monday, March 20, 2006

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