Batavia resident and soprano Emily Helenbrook performs from the Chautauqua Amphitheatre.
From the Top broadcasts for the Chautauqua Amphitheatre in Chautauqua, New York and features Batavia's Emily Helenbrook, an 18 year old soprano. The episode airs Sunday, October 28 at 5 p.m. on Classical 91.5/FM-HD91.5-1. Emily sings "O luce di quest'anima" from the opera Linda di Chamounix by Gaetano Donizetti, accompanied by Christopher O'Riley, piano. From the Top Producer David Balsom said “Emily is the best singer they have ever heard – ever, anywhere!" Emily studies with Pat Alexander at the Eastman Community Music School.
In addition to the Emily's performance, you'll hear
- Laura Park, violin, age 18 from Des Plaines, Illinois performing the Waltz-Scherzo, Op.34 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, accompanied by Christopher O'Riley, piano
- Ho Joon Kim, piano, age 13 from Los Angeles, California. Piece TBD
- Xavier Jara, guitar, age 18 from Arlington, Minnesota. Piece TBD
- Franz Zhao, composer and piano, age 17 from San Francisco, California. (Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist) Performing his piece "Ideas" for violin and piano with FTT alum Alexandra "Allie" Switala, violin, age 18 from Grapevine, Texas.