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From the Top at Carnegie Hall; Rhythm and Strings


From the Top At Carnegie Hall Rhythm and Stings

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From the Top at Carnegie Hall
Rhythm and Strings
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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

The first episode of the series, which features memorable "From the Top at Carnegie Hall" episodes.

In this special edition of From the Top at Carnegie Hall, watch a hypnotic performance on the marimba by sixteen-year-old Joshua Jones of Chicago, Illinois. Also featured is twelve-year-old violinist Anna Lee from Queens, New York. Accompanied by host Christopher O'Reilley, Anna gives a performance of Pablo de Saraste's Ziguenerweisen (Gypsy Airs), Op. 20, No. 1, and also appears as one-third of the Maggiore Trio - the third and final performers featured on this episode.

Featured Music:

Joshua Jones, Marimba Rhythm Song by Paul Smadbeck

Anna Lee, Violin and Christopher O’Riley, Piano Ziguenerweisen (Gypsy Airs), Op. 20, No. 1 by Pablo de Saraste

Maggiore Trio: Anna Lee, Violin; Alice Burla, Piano; Taeguk Mun, Cello Piano Trio in G Major, Hob.XV:25, Third Movement Finale: Presto (Gypsy Rondo) by Franz Joseph Haydn



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