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From the Top at Carnegie Hall; Star Quality


From the Top At Carnegie Hall Star Quality

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From the Top at Carnegie Hall
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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

This week, renowned violinist Gil Shaham appears on From the Top at Carnegie Hall joined by 10-year old violinist and Red Sox fan Alice Ivy-Pemberton from New York City for a performance of the third movement Allegro from Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043. Alice, who frequents Lincoln Center’s violin shop and spends a great deal of time at Columbia University where her parents are professors, also performs the first movement Prima Parte (Lassu) from Bartók’s Rhapsody No. 1 (Folk Dances) for Violin and Piano accompanied by Host Christopher O’Riley. Also featured on this episode is 17-year old pianist Ji-Yong Kim from Midland Park, New Jersey who performs Robert Schumann’s Widmung (arr. Liszt), and explains what it’s like to be a normal high school student and a classical pianist with professional management!

Featured Music:

Alice Ivy-Pemberton, Violin, Gil Shaham, Violin Third Movement Allegro from Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043 by Johann Sebastian Bach

Alice Ivy-Pemberton, Violin and Christopher O’Riley, Piano First Movement Prima Parte (Lassu) from Rhapsody No. 1 (Folk Dances) for Violin and Piano by Bela Bartok

Ji-Yong Kim, Piano Widmung S. 566 by Robert Schumann, arranged by Franz Liszt



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