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From the Top at Carnegie Hall; Gospel And Jazz


From the Top At Carnegie Hall Episode 111

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From the Top at Carnegie Hall
Gospel And Jazz
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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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Host Christopher O'Riley welcomes the Bone Rangers, a teenage trombone quartet from Chicago, and Roderick Demmings, 13, a pianist from Dallas, Texas, who also is director of his church choir. The Bone Rangers perform selections from Hornoff's Suite for Four Trombones, Roderick plays Chopin's "Black Key" Etude and then all join forces for the jazzy "Harlem Express."

Featured Music The Bone Rangers (trombone quartet: Sean Tripp, alto trombone, Kevin Dombrowski, tenor trombone, George Samaan, tenor trombone, and Jon Borgetti, bass trombone) II. Moderato & V. Molto Allegro deciso con impeto from the Suite for Four Trombones by Alfred Hornoff (1902-1969)

Roderick Demmings, piano Etude, Op.10, No.5 in G-flat major, "Black Key" by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

The Bone Rangers, Roderick Demmings, piano, Mike Thurber, double bass, and Mark Whitfield, Jr., drums "Harlem Express" by Jack Gale, arranged by Lee Blaske



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