West Palm Beach, FL / 67

Saturday, March 23, 2002  |  Kravis Center  |  Presented by Kravis Center


From the Top comes to you this week from sunny West Palm Beach on Florida’s Gold Coast. We hear the performance of a wonderful teenage pianist and learn why he’s infamous among piano dealers in Massachusetts. Christopher O’Riley learnsRebecca Brown not to doubt the existence of elves, and we’re also treated to an excellent performance of Renaissance music by a classical guitarist who is only 9-years-old. Plus, we feature the first ever From the Top Musical Spelling Bee!

Performers and Repertoire:

Cellist Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, 17, from Bettendorf, IA, performs “Dance of the Elves” by David Popper

Clarientist Alexey Gorokholinsky, 17, from the Ukraine and bassoonist Alexander “Sasha” Popov, 17, from Eastern Russia perform Concert Piece in F, Op. 113, 3rd mvt. (presto) by Felix Mendelssohn

Violinist Gareth Johnson, 16, from Wellington, FL, performs Suite No. 2, 2nd mvt. by William Grant Still

Host Christopher O’Riley performs “I Cant” by Radiohead, arranged by O’Riley

Guitarist Rebecca Brown, 9, from Chicago, IL, performs the traditional “Packington’s Pound” and Allegro by Mauro Giuliani

Pianist Henry Kramer, 15, from Cape Elizabeth, ME, performs Prelude & Fugue No. 3 from Well Tempered Clavier Book 1, BWV 848 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Release Dates

  • Monday, April 21, 2003
  • Monday, August 19, 2002
  • Monday, May 13, 2002

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