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 18, 2018 - 6:00pm
From the town of Kea’au on the “Big Island” of Hawaii, this show features a young Hawaiian vocal ensemble performing segments from an opera inspired by Hawaiian myth and sung in the Hawaiian language. Also, a young violinist who grew up in a very unusual home deep in the woods and totally off the power grid performs the lyrical music of William Grant Still.
Performers and repertoire:
17-year-old cellist William Suh from Honolulu, Hawai’i, performs III. Allegro passionato from Johannes Brahms’ Cello Sonata no. 2, Op. 99 with Christopher O’Riley, piano.
Kamehameha Schools Hawai'i Hōʻike A Ha'ifromKea’au, Hawai’i performs selections from Ha’upu, an original Hawaiian language opera by Herb Mahelona
12-year-old pianistJairus Joseph-Sioeli Rhoadesfrom Mililani, Hawai’i, performs Concert Paraphrase on Rigoletto, after Verdi’s opera, by Franz Liszt and Étude in A-flat major, Op. 25, No. 1, by Frédéric Chopin
16-year-old clarinetistJack Lifrom Vancouver, Canada, performs III. Rondo: Allegro from Carl Maria von Weber’s Grand Duo concertant with Christopher O’Riley
17-year-old violinist Maria Sanderson from Morgantown, Indiana, performs “Summerland” by William Grant Still with Christopher O’Riley
Luis Araya immigrated to Arlington, Virginia from Bolivia in 1966, when very few Latinos lived in the county. He reflects on the changes he has seen over the years and the influence of Latinos in Arlington today.