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From the Top at Carnegie Hall; String Along


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From the Top at Carnegie Hall
String Along
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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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Strings take center stage on From the Top: Live from Carnegie Hall when Ania Filochowska, a 12-year-old violinist originally from Poland, interprets the music of her homeland in Wieniawski's lively "Polonaise," and a quartet of car-crazed teenage boys from Ohio called "opus." plays from the beautiful Ravel String Quartet in F major. After Chris reveals some of the boys' hidden talents, the ensemble joins him for the Scherzo from the Brahms Piano Quintet in F Minor, Opus 34. Featured Music Ania Filochowska, violin, and Christopher O'Riley, piano Polonaise de Concert No.1 in D Major, Op.4 by Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880)

opus. (string quartet: Jeffrey Myers, violin I, James Rubino, violin II, Reuben Payne, viola, and Matthew Kufchak, cello) I. Allegro moderato - Tres doux from the String Quartet in F Major by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

opus. and Christopher O'Riley, piano III. Scherzo (Allegro) from the Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op.34, by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)



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