We don't hear organists very often on From the Top, because it's pretty hard to take your instrument with you. But on August 25th we'll hear from an outstanding young organist, who performs with the Colorado Symphony.
8/4 From the Robert and Margaret Mondavi Performing Arts Center at the University of California-Davis, you’ll hear an outstanding 17-year-old guitarist play Chopin, a teenage flutist who won the annual High School Soloist Competition playing a beat box flute piece, and 11-year-old violinist, 15-year-old pianist and the Honors Piano Trio (The Angeles Trio) from the Colburn Music School.
8/11 From the Sarasota Opera House in Sarasota, Florida we’ll hear an 11-year-old violinist who loves to contemplate the cosmos, a 17-year-old horn player who’s practice regimen has inspired a new word, and a young pianist who sleeps with her eyes open. We'll also hear an outstanding 14-year-old guitarist perform the music of the great Augustin Barrios.
8/18 From Myerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas, an outstanding teenage violinist who originally taught himself to play by watching videos on YouTube, will solo with the mighty Dallas Symphony Orchestra. You'll also hear teenage members of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra join the Dallas Symphony pros in a side-by-side rendition of The Great Gate of Kiev from “Pictures at an Exhibition.”8/25 From Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver, our teenagers play with the great Colorado Symphony. You'll hear an outstanding 17-year-old organist join the orchestra to perform the final movement of the Saint-Saens Symphony No. 3 and meet a teenage violinist who plays Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen while sharing the stage with her parents who are orchestra members. Also, the Colorado Children’s Chorale sings the music of Randall Thompson.