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From the Top at Carnegie Hall; Joshua Bell And Company


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From the Top at Carnegie Hall
Joshua Bell And Company
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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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Famed violinist Joshua Bell takes to the stage in From the Top: Live from Carnegie Hall, where he is joined by 13-year-old classical guitarist and bobble-head collector Timothy Callobre from Pasadena, California, and the La Campana Trio, three teenagers who study violin, viola, and cello in Chicago, for a performance of Mendelssohn's "May Breezes" featured on Joshua's latest recording "Voice of the Violin." Host Christopher O'Riley and the young musicians team up to "punk" Bell, but nothing stands in the way of their outstanding rendition of the Scherzo from Dvorak's Piano Quintet in A Major. Featured Music Timothy Callobre, guitar "Sevilla" by Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909)

Joshua Bell, violin, Tim Callobre, guitar, and La Campana (from Midwest Young Artists, Chicago: Krista Stewart, violin, Madeline Sharp, viola, and Jimmy Kang, cello) "May Breezes" from Songs Without Words by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847), arranged by J.A.C. Redford

Joshua Bell, violin, La Campana, and Christopher O'Riley III. Scherzo (Furiant): Molto vivace from the Piano Quintet in A Major, Op.81, by Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)



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