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.
Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 6:00pm
This recording of the popular NPR program hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher O'Riley will feature The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra with Music Director Ward Stare performing with some America’s best young classical musicians. Appearing with the orchestra will be award-winning pianist from Rochester, 13-year-old Raymond Feng, as well as a composition by a teenage composer from New Jersey, played by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.
Performers and repertoire
14-year-old pianist Raymond Feng, from Pittsford, New York performing the third movement, Allegro moderato molto e marcato, from the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op.16 by Edvard Grieg with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.
17-year-old clarinetist Alec Manasse from New York City performing the third movement, Rondo: Allegro from the Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra in A major, K. 622, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra’s Principal violist Melissa Matson with pianist Christopher O’Riley and clarinetist Alec Manasse performing the third movement, Rondo from the Trio in E-flat major, K.498 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
16-year-old composer Benjamin Wenzelberg from Tenafly, New Jersey, will have his composition "Maelström" for Orchestra performed by The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
15-year-old cellist Esther Yu from Rye, New York, performing the fourth movement, Allegro - Moderato - Allegro, ma non troppo from the Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, Op.85 by Edward Elgar, with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.