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From the Top at Carnegie Hall; Jumping Through Hoopes


From the Top At Carnegie Hall Jumping Through Hoopes

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From the Top at Carnegie Hall
Jumping Through Hoopes
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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

Tonight on FROM THE TOP AT CARNEGIE HALL, 13-year-old violinist Chad Hoopes from Shaker Heights, Ohio, and 17-year old violist Shundeena Beard from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, each perform a solo piece accompanied by Christopher O'Riley. Chad, who comes from a very musical family, is something of a local celebrity in his hometown, where he was recently featured in a Cleveland Indians television commercial. Shundeena draws a great deal of her musical inspiration from her severely disabled brother, to whom she is devoted. Chad and Shundeena join 17-year-old Rachel Sandman from La Canada, California, 17-year-old Patrick McGuire from Westford, Massachusetts, and O'Riley to perform the third movement Scherzo from Robert Schumann's Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44.

Featured Music:

Chad Hoopes, Violin and Christopher O’Riley, Piano Variations on La Folia by Arcangelo Corelli, arranged by Fritz Kreisler

Shundeena Beard, Viola and Christopher O’Riley, Piano Second Movement: Vivace from Sonata for Viola and Piano by Rebecca Clarke

Chad Hoopes, Violin, Shundeena Beard, Viola, Rachel Sandman, Violin, Patrick McGuire, Cello and Christopher O’Riley, Piano Third Movement: Scherzo from Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44 by Robert Schumann



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