from Omaha, NE performing the second movement of the Sonata for Clarinet & Piano
by Saint-Saens; the Trio Vita
from the Midwest Young Artists in Chicago including 16-year-old cellist, Stanley Moore
from Elgin, IL, 15-year-old violinist, Ryan Murphy
from Park Ridge, IL, and 17-year-old pianist, Brian Chang
from Naperville, IL performing the second movement of "Caf© Music" by Paul Schoenfield. Caitlan Pitts
, a 17-year-old soprano from Houston, TX who participates in the Houston Grand Opera High School Voice Studio, will also perform, singing Why Do They Shut Me Out of Heaven
This music filled concert will also include a scene from Mozart's the Magic Flute
featuring Rebekah Camm
, a third year artist in the Houston Grand Studio. Three members of the Houston Grand Opera High School Voice Studio will join her in the scene.Î¾ The concert will end with an exciting grand finale conducted by host Christopher O'Riley.Î¾Î¾
The finale will include the Houston Grand Opera Children's Chorus
, eight singers from the High School Voice Studio
, two additional instrumentalists, violist Rebecca Rudy
and violinist Autumn Chodorowski
also from the Midwest Young Artists in Chicago, and the already featured musicians on the show, performing an arrangement by Lee Blaske of two scenes from Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel
One of the most popular weekly programs on public radio, From the Top reaches nearly 750,000 loyal listeners every week. The Boston Globe
describes From the Top
as "An entertaining, accessible and often inspirational mix of outstanding musical performances, informal interviews, skits and games, the show is a celebration of extraordinary musicians who happen to be teenagers leading fairly normal lives."
From the Top on NPR is heard on KUHF- 88.7 FM every Sunday at 6pm as well as on more than 200 other radio stations coast to coast. This episode is slated to broadcast on May 4, 2008.
Tickets for From the Top
at Wortham Theatre Center are available at houstongrandopera.org
or by calling 713.228.OPERA.
From the Top on NPR is made possible through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. It is also supported through the generous contributions of individuals and foundations as well as public radio stations.Î¾ From the Top radio program is produced in association with WGBH Radio Boston and New England Conservatory of Music, its home and education partner.
This special concert will feature young musicians from the Houston-area and across the country.Î¾ Those scheduled to appear include 16-year-old clarinetist