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From the Top at Carnegie Hall; Piano Extravaganza


From the Top At Carnegie Hall Episode 105

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From the Top at Carnegie Hall
Piano Extravaganza
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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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From the Top: Live from Carnegie Hall presents a piano extravaganza featuring Alice Burla, 10 years old, one of the youngest students at Juilliard; Jeremy Jordan, 17 years old, from Chicago; and 14-year-old Peng-Peng from New York City, in solo performances. Host Christopher O'Riley joins them for a spectacular four-piano finale: Wagner's famous "Ride of the Valkyries." Featured Music Alice Burla, piano "Variations brillantes" by Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)

Jeremy Jordan, piano Etude No.5, "La Chasse" from Six Grand Etudes after Paganini by Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Peng-Peng, piano IV. Presto from Six Moments Musicaux, Op.16, by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

Alice Burla, Jeremy Jordan, Peng-Peng, and Christopher O'Riley, four-piano: "Ride of the Valkyries" by Richard Wagner (1813-1883), arranged by Camille Chevillard (1859-1923)



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