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From the Top at Carnegie Hall; Triple Threat And Clarinet


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From the Top at Carnegie Hall
Triple Threat And Clarinet
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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 17-year-old clarinetist Nicholas Graham, from Spartanburg, South Carolina, and roller-coaster-loving Conrad Tao, a 12-year-old "triple threat" from New York who not only plays the violin and piano, but is also an award-winning composer. This episode of From the Top: Live from Carnegie Hall features performances of Kreisler's "Tambourin Chinois," Schumann's "Fantasiestucke for Clarinet and Piano," and concludes with Conrad transporting the audience to Argentina with his original "Saturday Morning Tango." Featured Music Conrad Tao, violin, and Christopher O'Riley, piano Tambourin Chinois, Op.3, by Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)

Nicholas Graham, clarinet, and Christopher O'Riley, piano I. Zart und mit Ausdruck from Fantasiestuecke for Clarinet & Piano, Op.73, by Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

Piano Trio (IhnSeon Park, violin, Schuyler Perry, cello, and Conrad Tao, piano) Conrad Tao's composition "Saturday Morning Tango"



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