Troy, NY / 92

Friday, November 7, 2003  |  Presented by Troy Savings Bank Music Hall


This week, From the Top welcomes a special guest, composer Peter Schickele, recognized as one of the most versatile artists in the world of music and especially well-known for his comedy based on the music of P.D.Q. Bach. Several of today’s young musicians perform works by Schickele, and you’ll also hear the music of Strauss, Schumann and Shostakovich.

Performers and Repertoire:

French horn player Catherine Turner, 17, from West Chester, OH, performs Horn Concerto No. 1, 3rd mvt. by Richard Strauss

Oboist Rachel Stout, 19, from Collingswood, NJ, playing Romance No. 1 by Robert Schumann

Cellist Joshua Nakazawa, 17, from Newton, MA, performs Sonata for Cello, Op. 40, 2nd mvt. by Dmitri Shostakovich

Pianist Christopher O’Riley performs the Opening, Prelude and Fugue from “The Short Tempered Clavier” by P. D. Q. Bach

Flutist Nicholas Johnson, 15, from West Simsbury, CT, performs Fantasie by Gabriel Fauré

Oboist Rachel Stout, cellist Joshua Nakazawa, and flutist Nicholas Johnson perform “Dream Dances” by Peter Schickele

French horn player Catherine Turner performs “What Did You Do Today at Jeffrey’s House?” by Peter Schickele (closing of program)

Performers & Repertoire

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