Show 223 | Abilene, Texas

Recorded: Tuesday, November 16, 2010

This week, our show in Abilene, Texas proves that the pipe organ isn’t just for church anymore as two of the best teenage organists in America play 20th and 21st century concert music. Also, a 16-year old cellist plays Tchaikovsky, and we’ll meet a 12-year-old pianist from here in Abilene and get a glimpse inside her worry box.

Performers and Repertoire:

Organist Karen Christianson, 15, from Media, PA, performs "Everyone Dance" by Calvin Hampton

Cellist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Taeguk Mun, 16, from New York, NY, performs Pezzo Capriccioso, Op. 62 by Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky

Pianist Halle Puckett, 12 from Abilene, TX, performs Etude in F major, Op. 72, No. 6 by Moritz Moszkowski

Percussionist Austin Allen, 18, from McKinney, TX, performs "Ilijas" by Nebojsa Zivkovic

Organist Eric Fricke, 18 from Benton, PA, performs "Howl’s Moving Castle" from the Hayao Miyazaki film with music by Joe Hisaishi, arr. Eric Fricke