San Francisco, CA / 69

Sunday, April 21, 2002  |  Davies Symphony Hall  |  Presented by San Francisco Symphony Orchestra


This week, From the Top knocks ’em dead at the world famous Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, California. We’ll present one of the most talented teenage trumpet players we’ve ever featured and learn about his very unusual pet. We’ll meet a member of a wonderful guitar-cello duo who dreams of one day being a Supreme Court Justice — and a fashion model. And, in true Californian spirit, we’ll present trick skateboarding on the stage of Davies Hall.

Performers and Repertoire:

Trumpeter Matthew Muckey, 18, from Sacramento, CA, performs The Carnival of Venice by Jean-Baptiste Arban

Clarinetist David Seo, 16, from Los Gatos, CA, and bassett horn player Teddy Abrams, 14, from Palo Alto, CA, perform Concertpiece No. 2 in D Minor, Op 114, 3rd mvt., Allegretto Grazioso by Felix Mendelssohn

Violinist Karla Donehew-Perez, 17, from Albany, CA, performs Violin Concerto, 1st mvt. by William Walton

Pianist Christopher O’Riley performs “Pink Moon” by Nick Drake, arranged by O’Riley

Guitarist Max Zuckerman, 16, and cellist Meta Weiss, 15, from San Francisco, CA, perform Sonata for Guitar and Cello, 1st mvt. by Radamés Gnattali

The Apollo String Quartet (violinists Daniel Holtmann-Rice, 16; Nathan Olson, 15; violist Kye Pevin, 15; and cellist Anna Bonnell-Friedin, 16) of Berkeley, CA, performs Quartet No. 2 in D, 3rd mvt. by Alexander Borodin

Violinist Karla Donehew-Perez performs Partita No.2, Sarabande by Johann Sebastian Bach (closing of program)

Performers & Repertoire

Release Dates

  • Monday, May 19, 2003
  • Monday, September 9, 2002
  • Monday, June 10, 2002

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