Show 137 | Tallahassee, Florida

Recorded: Thursday, February 23, 2006

This week, From the Top is in Tallahassee broadcasting from the Ruby Diamond Auditorium at Florida State University. You'll hear outstanding musicians from 15 to 18 years old, including a violinist from New Jersey performing De Falla's Danse Espagnole and a guitarist from California performing "A Dream in the Forest" by Barrios. You'll also meet a teenage trombonist who discusses the meaning of music with Christopher O'Riley and a teenage tenor who tells his life story in a most unusual way. Plus, 13-year-old Roving Reporter Caeli Smith risks damaging the hands a young pianist just to teach him how to ride a bike!

Performers and Repertoire:

Pianist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Sejoon Park, 15, from Falls Church, VA, performs "Etudes Tableaux," Op.39, No.9 by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Guitarist Ariadne Smith, 17, from San Jose, CA, performs "Un Sueno en la Floresta" (A dream of the forest) by Agustín Barrios Mangoré

Trombonist Ross Holcombe, 17, from Tallahassee, FL, performs the Concertino in E-flat major, Op.4, III. Allegro Maestoso by Ferdinand David

Tenor Jake Armstrong, 17, from Tallahassee, FL, performs Widmung, Op.25, No.1 from the "Myrthen" song cycle by Robert Schumann

Violinist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Miran Kim, 16, from Paramus, NJ, performs Danse Espagnole for violin & piano from "La Vida Breve" by Manuel De Falla, arranged by Fritz Kreisler