Show 039 | Boston, Massachusetts

Recorded: Saturday, February 24, 2001

This week, From the Top features a 12-year-old pianist's award-winning poem set to music by an 18-year-old composer. We also meet an 18-year-old cellist from Canada whose favorite pastime is cow tipping, and Roving Reporter Hayley Goldbach attempts to tip a cow on the stage of Jordan Hall!

Performers and Repertoire:

Cellist Victoria Bass, 18, from Brandon, Manitoba, performs Sonata for Cello No. 6 in A, 1st mvt. by Luigi Boccherini

Soprano Alisa Jordheim, 14, from Appleton, WI, performs "Una Donna a Quindici Anni" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Verano Trio (violinist Rahul Satija, 15; pianist Pallavi Mahidhara, 13; and violinist Brendan Conway, 13) from the Levine School in Washington, DC, performs Sonatine, 2nd and 4th mvts. by Bohuslav Martinu

Pianist Christopher O'Riley performs a selection from Davidsbundlertanze by Robert Schumann

Pianist Lucy Tan, 12, from Lowell, MA, performs The Nightingale by Franz Liszt

Pianist Lucy Tan's poem "Visions in the Snow" is set to music by composer Josh Deutsch, 18, and performed by cellist Victoria Bass and soprano Alisa Jordheim

Saxophonist Erik Ibsen-Nowak, 17, from Tacoma, WA, performs Sonata for Alto Saxophone, 2nd mvt. by Robert Muczynski