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From the Top at Carnegie Hall; Coast to Coast


From the Top At Carnegie Hall Coast to Coast

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From the Top at Carnegie Hall
Coast to Coast
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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 on From the Top at Carnegie Hall, we go behind the scenes with extraordinary young performers from both coasts. Fifteen-year old Clare Yeo from New York, New York plays the piano and often jokes that she has very small hands, but plays very big pieces. Matthew Woodard is a 13-year old composer and violinist from South Hadley, Massachusetts. Matthew attends concerts and lectures at Mount Holyoke College, takes composition classes at Smith, and frequents Springfield Symphony concerts. The Luna Trio features 18-year old violinist Jennifer Wey from Saratoga, California, 14-year old cellist Tessa Seymour from Berkeley, California, and 16-year old pianist Mayumi Tsuchida from Mill Valley, California. The trio will be performing the Allegro from Paul Schoenfield’s “Café Music.”

Featured Music:

Clare Yeo, Piano Mercutio from Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev

Luna Trio: Jennifer Wey (violin), Mayumi Tsuchida (piano), Tessa Seymour (cello) First Movement: Allegro from Cafe Music by Paul Schoenfeld

Second Movement: Le Vent et Les Vagues from Five Vignettes for Piano Trio by Matthew Woodard



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