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From the Top at Carnegie Hall; Chicago Children’s Choir


From the Top At Carnegie Hall Episode 112

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From the Top at Carnegie Hall
Chicago Children’s Choir
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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

Program Description

The Chicago Children's Choir, under their dynamic director Josephine Lee, offers stirring renditions of the spiritual "Elijah Rock" and the South African spiritual "Lizela." Drew Petersen, a 12-year-old pianist and aspiring conductor from Oradell, New Jersey, performs Chopin's "Grande Valse," and takes on host Christopher O'Riley in a left-handed "Name that Tune" challenge. Featured Music Drew Petersen, piano Waltz No.5 in A-flat major, "Grande Valse," Op.42 by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

Chicago Children's Choir, Josephine Lee, artistic director "Elijah Rock," traditional spiritual, arranged by Moses Hogan (1957-2003)

Chicago Children's Choir, Josephine Lee, artistic director "Lizela," South African spiritual



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