NPR’s From the Top: Where Are They Now? Highlight Show 32
This episode features:
- A harpist whose organization exists to empower artists of color and advocate for justice.
- A pianist who shares a story of commissioning of a brand new work.
- A cellist who shares his experience as a black musician in classical music.
- An award-winning string quartet with a new album.
- A violinist whose choice of repertoire was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and last summer’s protests.
Violinist Doori Na first appeared on From the Top when he was just 14. Since then, his career has included solo performances alongside Itzhak Perlman, international tours, and more!
In addition to being on this week’s episode, he’s sharing this whimsical performance of a Bartók Violin Duo.
It’s From the Top’s Annual “Where are They Now” show this week with host Peter Dugan! We catch up with musicians who’ve been on the program to find out what they’ve been doing lately and to hear the fantastic music they’ve been making. We revisit two violinist alums who are now a part of the award winning Calidore String Quartet and an alum harpist who’s founded her own non-profit. There is also a thrilling new work for cello.
Performers & Repertoire
- Anna Landa Preludes, Mvt. II “Filligree”, Mvt. VII. “Divertissement” and Mvt. 12 “Chorale” by Carl Vine from her album “Aphorisms, Piano Music of Carl Vine.”
- “PetrolMusic” by Khari Joyner
- “Granadina” from Chants d'Espagne (Songs from Spain) by the Joaquín Nin and “Cavatina” from Suite, Op 3 for Violin and Piano by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor with pianist Jason Nong
- Musical Branches by Maurice Draughn in a harp trio with harpists Mason Morton and Charles Overton
- Monday, January 25, 2021
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