From the Top celebrates young talent each week, and this month you can hear the program recorded on March 19, here in Rochester at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, featuring flutist Sir James Galway.
4/6 Recorded in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater in Rochester, NY on March 19, 2014, you’ll hear: Eastman School of Music student 19-year-old soprano Emily Helenbrook from Alexander, New York, who returns to From the Top after appearing on the show in 2012 from the Chautauqua Institution; 16-year-old Annie Jacobs-Perkins from Pittsford, principal cellist with the RPYO and Hochstein student, performing At the Fountain by Carl Davidoff. Also on the show will be 10-year-old violinist Pierce Wang from Fremont, California, and 16-year-old pianist Carmen Knoll from Carlstadt, New Jersey, who is a recipient of From the Top’s Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award. The show will feature a special guest appearance by legendary flutist Sir James Galway and his wife, Lady Jeanne Galway. Sir James will play the third and fourth movements of the Gounod Petite Symphonie with an ensemble of young musicians from the Eastman School of Music and Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (RPYO). They are: oboe – June Kim (ESM) and Gwen Healy (RPYO); clarinet – Dominic Giardino (ESM and From the Top alum) and Jeffrey Guo (RPYO); bassoon – Quinn Delaney (ESM and From the Top alum) and Maggie Bacon (RPYO); and horn – Russell Rybicki and Nikolette LaBonte, both ESM students.
4/13 This annual highlights show features some of the best music and interviews from our past couple of seasons, including one of the most imaginative and musical double bassists we’ve ever encountered, an 11-year-old violinist who’s personality is just irresistible, and a very special appearance by the Mother of the Year.
4/20 From Harris Concert Hall at the Aspen Music Festival and School, you'll hear a 16-year-old pianist performing from Préludes, Book II by Claude Debussy, a 14-year-old cellist performing the music of Edouard Lalo, and a 16-year-old violinist performing Tchaikovsky’s playful Waltz-Scherzo.
4/27 From the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts. Artists TBA