Beethoven, Rocket Science, & Coltrane / Show 425

Saturday, December 17, 2022  |  

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16-year-old violinist Ayaan Ahmad, 16, from Sharon, Massachusetts and Host Peter Dugan perform Beethoven’s Violin Sonata in D major, Op. 12, No. 1 “Allegro con brio”.


A pianist speaks of his passion for rocket science and his work with NASA, a talented teen violinist plays Beethoven and shares how an accident transformed his musicianship, a young composer shares a piece inspired by the loss of a loved one, and a versatile saxophonist plays Coltrane.


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  • Monday, January 30, 2023
  • Monday, July 8, 2024

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