Waco, TX / 73

Wednesday, October 16, 2002  |  Presented by Baylor University School of Music and KFWB FM


Recorded deep in the heart of Texas on the campus of Baylor University in Waco, this week’s From the Top features outstanding young musicians, 12–17 years old, from all over the Lone Star State. Performers include a young soprano singing an aria from Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus” and a very young pianist performing a movement from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet. We’ll also play a round of our latest goofy musical game called “Is That Loud or What?!”

Performers and Repertoire:

Flutist Jessica Anastasio, 13, from San Antonio, TX, performs Fantasie Pastorale Hongroise by Franz Doppler

Pianist Aleksei Federov, 12, from The Woodlands, TX, performs “The Montagues and the Capulets” from 10 Pieces for Piano from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75 by Sergei Prokofiev

Soprano Amber Wellborn, 17, of Hewitt, TX, performs “Mein Herr Marquis” by Johann Strauss

Pianist Christopher O’Riley performs “Planet Telex” by Radiohead, arranged by O’Riley

Violist Chris Williams, 17, of Ft. Worth, TX, performs Prelude from Suite for Viola and Orchestra by Ralph Vaughan-Williams

Organist Katie Ward, 17, of Waco, TX, performs Sonata in D Minor, Op. 42 by Alexandre Guilmant

Organist Katie Ward performs Fugue in E Major by Vincent Lübeck (closing of program)

Release Dates

  • Monday, September 29, 2003
  • Monday, December 2, 2002

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