Starkville, MS / 50

Sunday, June 3, 2001  |  Mississippi State University  |  Presented by Mississippi Piano Showcase


Recorded at the 2001 Mississippi Piano Showcase in Starkville, Mississippi, this week’s From the Top features a great line-up of kids from all across the country including a fantastic 15-year-old pianist from Atlanta who plays Chopin, and a 17-year-old clarinetist who performs Weber with virtuosic confidence.

From the Top also connects a 15-year-old violinist to the 88-year-old composer of her piece, and Roving Reporter Hayley Goldbach discovers real Southern-style home cooking.

Performers and Repertoire:

Guitarist Jennifer McNeil, 17, of Knoxville, TN, performs Variations on a Theme of Mozart by Fernando Sor

Pianist Jewell “Tre” Fortenberry, 15, from Atlanta, GA performs Etude in C-sharp Minor, Op.10, No. 4 by Frédéric Chopin

Oboist Abigail Bosscher, 16, of Jellico, TN, performs Concerto for Oboe, 3rd mvt. (Siciliana) by Domenico Cimarosa

Pianist Christopher O’Riley performs An Old Music Box by Déodat de Séverac

Violinist Amanda Smith, 15, from Brandon, MS, performs Variations and Capriccio by Norman Dello Joio

Clarinetist Erin Svoboda, 18, from Melrose, MA, performs Concerto No. 2 in E-flat, Op 74, 1st mvt. by Carl Maria von Weber

Release Dates

  • Monday, December 30, 2002
  • Monday, January 7, 2002
  • Monday, September 17, 2001

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