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From the Top highlights two up and coming composers (Sun 8/28 @ 5pm)

Composer's Fellowship at LA Phil
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Nancy and Barry Sanders Composer Fellowship Program 2019-20 Class with Faculty Director Andrew Norman, Lead Teaching Artist Sarah Gibson, and Teaching Artist Thomas Kotcheff.

Founded 14 years ago by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steven Stucky, the LA Phil's Composer Fellowship Program was designed to offer mentorship opportunities for high school-aged composers. We'll hear works by two of these young composers, Zivi Tao and Joseph Karz, this month.

8/7 Pianist Lindsey Yang performs the music of Shostakovich; cellist Angeline Kiang plays Schumann; cellist Nathaniel Yue shares her experience rehearsing music of Kenji Bunch with an artificially intelligent piano; violinist Kevin Miura performs Kreisler; and oboist Fengyang Ju plays Schumann.

8/14 Violinist Anais Feller performs excerpts from Sarasate’s Gypsy Airs; saxophonist Eduardo Rivera performs Four Picture from New York by Roberto Molinelli; oboist Elizabeth Perez-Hickman plays Dance and Incantation by William Grant Still; we’ll hear a Hungarian Rhapsody by pianist Taige Wang, and co-host Alex Laing joins marimbist Jeremy Davis in a duet by Derrick Spiva Jr.

8/21 We’re highlighting musicians from the Colburn School in Los Angeles including pianist Ukki Sachedina who performs a Sinfonia by J.S. Bach; violinist Ashley Tsai performs a Sonata by Auguste Ysaÿe; flutist Nikka Gershman-Pepper performs music by Paul Wetzger and more.

8/28 Host Peter Dugan and co-host Alex Laing meet with two up and coming composers, Zivi Tao and Joseph Karz; we’ll also hear from cellist Fiona Huang, violinist Iris Shepherd, and clarinetist Solomon Sigmon.

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