Vijay Gupta Co-Hosts From the Top / Show 386
Violinist and social activist Vijay Gupta co-hosts this From the Top episode of inspiring young classical musicians – live in Beverly Hills, CA. He’s joined by our host, pianist Peter Dugan.
This Episode Features:
- A saxophone quartet showcasing superb technique on a Brazilian dance
- An inventive piano trio featuring our co-hosts and a 17-year-old cellist
- A 14-year-old violinist’s special connection to Brahms’ Hungarian Dances
- A 10-year-old pianist’s performance of Chopin’s “Winter Wind” Etude
- A hopeful performance of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by the LA Children’s Chorus
- Guest Host: Vijay Gupta
Vijay Gupta is a violinist, speaker and advocate for artistic voices in social issues.
- Co-Host: Peter Dugan
Pianist Peter Dugan has appeared as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician across North America and abroad. A sought-after crossover artist, Mr. Dugan has performed in duos and trios with artists ranging from Itzhak Perlman and Joshua Bell to Jesse Colin Young and Glenn Close.
Performers & Repertoire
- Ekdev Rajkitkul, 17, soprano sax
GianCarlo Lay, 16, alto sax
Austin Dreyer, 18, tenor sax
Peyton Joffre, 18, baritone sax
Memory from Nepomuk's Dances by Marcelo Zarvos (b. 1969)
- 17-year-old cellist Mei Hotta, from Torrance, California with Peter Dugan, piano and Vijay Gupta, violin
Piano Trio, Mvmt III. Capricious by Reena Esmail (b. 1983)
- Hungarian Dance No. 7 in F Major, from 21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), arranged by Joseph Joachim (1831-1907)
- Étude Op.25 no.11, "Winter Wind" by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
- Domine Deus from Mass in G Major, BWV 236, by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), with accompaniment by Twyla Meyer
- Over the Rainbow by Harold Arlen (1905-1986) arranged by Mark Hayes, with accompaniment by Twyla Meyer
- Monday, September 28, 2020
- Monday, March 15, 2021
- Monday, September 27, 2021
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Support Provided By
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Phyllis and Angelo Mozilo
Gregory Annenberg Weingarten and GRoW @ Annenberg
The Volgenau Foundation
The Quantum Saxophone Quartet’s appearance on From the Top is supported by ACMP.