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From the Top at Carnegie Hall; Bach to the Future


From the Top At Carnegie Hall Bach to the Future

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From the Top at Carnegie Hall
Bach to the Future
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Broadcast in 2007

WGBH, From the Top, and Don Mischer Productions Team Up to Make Young Talent Seen as Well as Heard in From the Top: Live from Carnegie Hall. WGBH Boston in collaboration with National Public Radio’s From the Top and Carnegie Hall brings the popular music variety program to PBS member stations. Like the radio series, the television series will showcase the top-notch musicianship, offbeat humor, and original insights of America’s best young classical musicians.

This engaging series of 13 half-hour programs celebrates young classical musicians whose passion and talent for music is exceptional. A co-production of WGBH and From the Top, the series’ mission is to encourage, support and celebrate the commitment of young people to music and the arts. The series is filmed at Carnegie Hall, where the young musicians and guest artists will perform together before a live audience and television cameras.

Just like on radio, the television show will be hosted by Christopher O’Riley and feature outstanding musical performances as well as interviews with talented young musicians, along with games, special guests and more! Series release date: 2007

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See Johann Sebastian Bach through the eyes of 11-year-old Hilda Huang from Palo Alto, California, who plays the piano and hopes to share her love of Bach's music with the world, and meet 15-year-old Kyla Moskovich from Tarrytown, New York, who grew up playing her trumpet at jazz clubs, where she was once heard by Tony Bennett. Kyla also enjoys classical trumpet music. The Colburn School Honors String Quartet, a California group composed of 16-year-old John Heffernan and 17-year-olds Akemi Leung, Rachel Li and Eunice Kim, rounds out the episode with a lively performance of the fourth movement Presto from Mendelssohn's String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 44.

Featured Music:

Hilda Huang, Piano Canon in Hypodiapason from The Art of the Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach

Kyla Moscovich, Trumpet and Christopher O’Riley, Piano First Movement: With strength and vigor from Sonata for Trumpet and Piano by Kent Kennan

Colburn School Honors String Quartet: John Heffernan (violin), Akemi Leung (violin), Rachel Li (viola), Eunice Kim (cello) Fourth Movement: Presto from String Quartet No. 3 in D major by Felix Mendelssohn



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