From the Top celebrates young talent each week, but on February 23rd, you'll meet a very young chamber ensemble that will amaze! Also, don't forget that you can get tickets to the March 19, 2014 live taping of From the Top here in Rochester at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre on our website at wxxi.org/fromthetop.
2/2 From the Palace Theatre in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, we’ll hear a local 12-year-old pianist playing one of Aaron Copland’s most playful pieces, a talented 15-year-old cellist performing Schumann, and the fantastic Junior Division winners of the nation's most prestigious chamber music competition performing from Leos Janacek's String Quartet No. 2.
2/9 From the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, California, you’ll hear a choir from California, chosen by online voters!
2/16 In this week's special highlights episode, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Corigliano, violin virtuoso Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, cello master Janos Starker, and the great soprano Dawn Upshaw all share the stage with lucky young musicians.
2/23 From Evans Auditorium on the campus of Texas State University in San Marcos, you'll hear a variety of outstanding young pianists, including a duo performing from Scaramouche, Suite for Two Pianos, by Darius Milhaud and a soloist performing the music of Maurice Ravel. You'll also hear settings of three witty poems composed by an exceptionally talented 13-year-old and meet a very young chamber ensemble.