NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley: Storrs, Connecticut / 297

Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 8:00 PM  |  Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts  |  Presented by University of Connecticut


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From the University of Connecticut, this week’s From the Top includes an emotional performance of Rachmaninoff’s Elegie in E-flat minor performed by a young pianist from southern Connecticut, a twelve-year-old violinist brings to life all of the quixotic mood changes in Prokofiev’s Sonata for Violin and Piano, and we’ll get a dose of teenage musical philosophy from a philosophical sixteen-year-old cellist.

Performers & Repertoire

Beyond the Concert Hall

The performers on this show visited two local student groups. The first was at the Windham Middle School, where they lead a music workshop that got a crowd of 150 middle school students. During this workshop, the performers taught the students to dance to Kalliwoda, hear the layers of a Bartok string quartet, and help arrange the sequence of an original Sempre Sisters fiddle tune. The performers followed this up with a visit to the UCONN School of the Arts for a shared recital with students from the music school. Big thanks to Rodney Rock, Linda Neelly, and Jaquelyn Darbyshire for making our visits possible.

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