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From the Top at Carnegie Hall; Percussion Powerhouse


From the Top At Carnegie Hall Episode 108

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From the Top at Carnegie Hall
Percussion Powerhouse
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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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Piano, marimba, drums—it's all about percussion on From the Top: Live from Carnegie Hall as Sarina Zhang, a 10-year-old pianist from San Diego, California, performs Glinka's "The Lark," and 17-year-old Molly Yeh plays solo marimba. Host Christopher O'Riley welcomes David Hutter and Victoria Aschheim, the other members of "Beat 3," Molly's Chicago-area percussion trio, for a thunderous finale capped by an astounding trick involving a lawn mower. Featured Music Sarina Zhang, piano "The Lark", by Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857)

Molly Yeh, marimba, and Christopher O'Riley, piano "The Whistler" by George Hamilton Green, arranged by Bob Becker

Beat 3 (percussion trio: Victoria Aschheim, David Hutter, and Molly Yeh) I. Meccanico from Trio Per Uno by Nebojsa Zivkovic (b.1962)



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