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.
East Stroudsburg, PA
Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 6:00pm
This week’s From the Top features the premiere of the National Youth Orchestra of China during their summer residence at East Stroudsburg University.
Performers and Repertoire
National Youth Orchestra of China performing Rhyme of Taigu by Zhou Long (b.1953)
Ning Zhang, clarinet, 20, from Qingdao, Shandong, China, currently studying at the Juilliard School performing: Fantaisie Italienne by Eugene Bozza (1905-1991), with Christopher O'Riley, piano.
Yajie Wang, flute; Jiadi Pei, oboe; Huibin Zou, clarinet; Yuanying Zhang, bassoon; Lei Jin, horn; Christopher O’Riley, piano performing I. Allegro Vivace from the Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet, FP 100 by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Jieming Tang, violin, 19, originally from Anhui, China, but currently studying at the Juilliard School, performing: IV. Presto agitato from the Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3, Op. 108 by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), with Christopher O’Riley, piano.
National Youth Orchestra of China performing III. Molto vivace from Symphony No.9, Op.95 "From the New World" by Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
National Youth Orchestra of China performing IV. Thunder in Drought from Cantonese Suite, Op.51, by Xiaogang Ye (b.1955)
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