Hear the next generation of classical champions as talented teens from across the nation play the classics in concert. Often credited for its innovative and fun approach to classical music, From the Top has helped to build a bridge between classical music and youth.
Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 6:00pm
From the Midwest Young Artists Conservatory in Highwood, Illinois, this week’s From the Top features a line-up of all Chicago-area young musicians, including fantastic teenage piano trio playing Cassado and seven members of the Percussion Scholarship Group of Chicago.
Trio Keluvaina Piano Trio of Midwest Young Artists Conservatory (pianist, Kimberly Han (16), violinist, Rebecca Moy (17), and cellist, Haddon Kay (18)) performing III. Recitativo - Rondo: Allegro vivo (4:50) from Piano Trio in C Major by Gaspar Cassadó (1897-1966).
William Tan, Cello, Age 13, from Hinsdale, Illinois performing: II. Allegro from Cello Sonata in D minor, Op 40 by Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975), with Christopher O'Riley, piano.
George Dalianis, Piano, Age 17, from Park Ridge, Illinois performing: Nocturne, Op. 48, No.1 in C minor by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849).
Percussion Scholarship Group from Chicago, Illinois, coached by Patsy Dash and Douglas Waddell (Angelica Lorenzo, 16; Allen Dai, 17; Bella Villasenor, 17; Sui Lin Tam, 17; Avi Gotskind, 15; Gregory Phifer, 16; and Sean C. Edwards, 16) performing: “Catching Shadows” by Ivan Trevino (b.1983).
Ria Honda, Violin, Age 17, from Wilmette, Illinois performing: “Carmen Fantasie” by Franz Waxman (1906-1967), with Christopher O'Riley, piano.
Ria Honda performing: “Estrallita” by Manuel Ponce (1882-1948), arr. Jascha Heifetz, with Christopher O’Riley, piano.