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, November 29, 2015 - 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 whowhen she's not practicing scalesis out running marathons across the Montana landscape.
Performers and repertoire:
14-year-old violinist Phoenix Avalon from Santa Fe, New Mexico, performs “Zigeunerweisen” by Pablo de Sarasate (1844–1908), with pianist Christopher O’Riley.
17-year-old soprano Lindsey Reynolds from New Orleans, Louisiana, performs “Una donna a quindici anni” from Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791), with pianist Christopher O’Riley.
18-year-old bassoonist Morgan Davison from Denver, Colorado, performs “Sarabande et Cortege” by Henri Dutilleux (1916–2013), with pianist Christopher O’Riley.
17-year-old pianist Ryan Jung from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, performs "Une barque sur l’océan" from Miroirs by Maurice Ravel (1875–1937).
18-year-old trumpet player Stephanie Anderson from Bozeman, Montana, performs Slavonic Fantasy by Carl Höhne (1871–1934), with pianist Christopher O’Riley.
Violinist Phoenix Avalon performs Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G minor by Johannes Brahms (1833–1897), with pianist Christopher O’Riley.