Hear the next generation of classical champions as talented teens from across the nation play the classics in concert. Often credited for its innovative and fun approach to classical music, From the Top has helped to build a bridge between classical music and youth. Acclaimed pianist Christopher O'Riley hosts the program, which is distributed by NPR and sponsored by UBS.
Big Sky, MT
Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 6:00pm
From Big Sky, Montana, this week’s program features a young pianist who conjures up a great seascape through his multi-layered performance of the music of Maurice Ravel, a flashy violin showpiece played by a fearless 14-year-old from Santa Fe, and a local trumpet player who – when she’s not practicing scales – is out running marathons across the Montana landscape.
Performers & Repertoire
17-year-old soprano Lindsey Reynolds from New Orleans, Louisiana, performs "Una donna a quindici anni" from Cosi fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with Christopher O'Riley, piano.
14-year-old violinist Phoenix Avalon from Santa Fe, New Mexico, performing "Zigeunerweisen" by Pablo de Sarasate, with Christopher O'Riley, piano.
18-year-old bassoon player Morgan Davison, from Denver, Colorado, performs Sarabande et Cortege by Henri Dutilleux, with Christopher O'Riley, piano.
17-year-old pianist Ryan Jung from Winston-Salem, North Carolina performs "Une barque sur L'Ocean" from Miroirs by Maurice Ravel.
18-year-old trumpet player Stephanie Anderson from Bozeman, Montana performs “Slavonic Fantasy” by Carl Höhne with Christopher O'Riley, piano.
14-year-old violinist Phoenix Avalon from Santa Fe, New Mexico, performs the Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G minor by Johannes Brahms with Christopher O'Riley, piano.