January 2012 From the Top

January 2012 From the Top

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From the Top honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King on January 15th.

1/1        From Santa Fe, NM we hear Russell Houston, a 17-year old cellist; Audra Vigil, a 14-year old guitarist; Amelia Sie, a 15-year old violinst; and 17-year old mezzo-soprano Micäela Aldridge

1/8        From Bethlehem, PA, you'll meet a 14-year-old pianist who has appeared in a major feature film, a teenage flutist who's recorded with one of the world's greatest jazz musicians and a From the Top alum who's started a new urban orchestra training program in nearby Philadelphia.

1/15       This special episode honors the legacy of Dr. King with a wonderful line-up of music and young people who reflect his ideals and his hope for a better world. The program includes four powerful performances by the extraordinary Boston Children's Chorus and a discussion of the social issues facing its young members today.

1/22      From the New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, where you'll hear a 15-year-old pianist play Prokofiev's Sonata No. 3 and an 18-year-old mezzo sing from Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod. You'll also meet Eran Egozy, a clarinetist and one of the creators of the juggernaut musical video games Rock Band and Guitar Hero, who joins Christopher O'Riley and a teenage cellist to play chamber music by Brahms.

1/29      This highlight episode features the favorite pieces of renowned musician Gunther Schuller, performed by From the Top alumni. The show includes the world premiere of a piece Gunther wrote when he was just 19 years old.