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From the Top in March 2022 includes a performance by pianist Helen Bryant

Headshot of pianist Helen Bryant at age 16 (2018), long blond hair
Pianist Helen Bryant

Teenage pianist Helen Bryant, hails from Waleska, Georgia. Her most profound musical experience prior to her From the Top taping was performing Schumann’s Faschingsschwank aus Wien at the Emory Young Artists Competition in 2017. We'll hear her perform an impressionistic work for solo piano by Alexandre Tansman on the March 20th broadcast (5pm).

3/6 Host Peter Dugan meets clarinetist Bram Schenck who straddles both Klezmer and the western classical canon; violinist Julia LaGrand who, as a blind musician herself, advocates for the greater inclusion of the blind community in the performing arts; trumpeter Benjamin D’Haiti who has an incredible range; a piano duo of Naomi Kobayashi and Sophie Nguyen from Honolulu; and cellist Hayden Idson from Boston who believes in the connection between his physical fitness and musical performance.

3/13 TBD

3/20 From the Top presents its annual highlights program. We’ll meet teenage violinist Maria Sanderson who perform Summerland by William Grant Still; pianist Helen Bryant who performs a beautifully impressionistic work for solo piano by Alexandre Tansman; cellist Joshua Kovac who performs the music of David Popper; violinist Daniel Kim performs Introduction and Tarantella by Pablo de Sarasate; soprano Lindsey Reynolds performs an aria from Cosi fan tutte by Mozart; and we’ll hear a composition by Alistair Coleman titled Images from Falling Water.

3/27 This week we feature two up-and-coming composers Ziyi Tao from Forest Hills, NY and Joseph Karz from Los Angeles. We’ll also hear cellist Fiona Huang perform a cello sonata by Shostakovich, and violinist Iris Shepherd plays Fritz Kreisler. Alex Laing co-hosts.

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