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From the Top at Carnegie Hall; Denyce Graves


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From the Top at Carnegie Hall
Denyce Graves
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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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Guest star Denyce Graves shares her moving story of discovering opera as a youth in inner-city Washington, DC. The acclaimed mezzo-soprano performs with four outstanding young musicians: flutist Helen McGarr, 15, from Lindon, Utah; clarinetist Jonathan Cohen, 17, from New Orleans; cellist Nicholas Olarte, 17, from Plainsville, New York; and harpist Maura Valenti, 18, from New York City. Musical selections include "Malinconico" from Poulenc's Sonata for Flute and Piano, Rodgers and Hart's "Manhattan" and Luciano Berio's "Lossin Yelav."

Featured Music Helen McGarr, flute, and Christopher O'Riley, piano I. Allegro malinconico from the Sonata for Flute and Piano by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

Denyce Graves, mezzo-soprano, Jonathan Cohen, clarinet, and Christopher O'Riley, piano "Manhattan" by Rodgers & Hart, arranged by Lee Blaske

Denyce Graves mezzo-soprano, Helen McGarr, flute, Jonathan Cohen, clarinet, Nicholas Olarte, cello, and Maura Valenti, harp "Loosin Yelav" from Folk Songs by Luciano Berio (1925-2003)



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