Show 049 | Boston, Massachusetts

Recorded: Sunday, May 6, 2001

This week's From the Top comes to you from New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall in Boston. For the first time on our show, we feature a wind octet made up of talented kids from the Boston area performing the effervescent Divertimento by Jacob. We'll also discover the transcendent power of a low D and the transformative power of the alphorn.

Performers and Repertoire

The New England Conservatory Preparatory Division Quintet (violinist Sage Cole, 18; violinist Sarah Fine, 17; violist Sarah Levy, 18; cellist Mark Bridges, 17; clarinetist Rebecca Doggett, 16) performs Clarinet Quintet in B Minor, Op. 115, allegro by Johannes Brahms

Double bassist Tyler Shepherd, 17, from San Antonio, TX, performs Sonata in G Minor, 1st and 2nd mvts. by Eccles

Saxophonist Elliot Gattagno, 17, of Coral Springs, FL, performs Aeolian Song by Warren Benson

Pianist Christopher O'Riley performs Daisies by Sergei Rachmaninoff

The New England Conservatory Preparatory Division Wind Octet (oboists Benjamin Bolter, 18, and Ian Jessen, 16; clarinetists David Frye, 18, and Desmond Park, 18; bassoonists Ingrid Hagen, 15, and Laura Umbro, 18; and French horn players Aaron Pinsky, 17, and David Porter, 17) performs Divertimento in E-flat for Wind Octet, Rondo, 3rd mvt. by Gordon Jacob

Pianist Daniel Stipe ,17, from Owasso, OK, performs Ballade in G Minor, Op. 118, No. 3 by Johannes Brahms