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From the Top features community activist and baritone Raghav Ramgopal, Sun 1/21 @ 5pm

Teenage baritone Raghav Ramgopal has been drawn to community activism since childhood. We'll hear him sing and learn about his motivation for social justice.

Baritone Raghav Ramgopal

1/7 Teenage mezzo-soprano Leilani Patao sings from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma and shares a little of her Hawaiian background. We also meet pianist Matthew Chang who performs Chopin and Jacob Choi, an ambitious violist from Texas. Plus violinists Honor Frisco and Kearston Gonzales tackle Bach and Wieniawski.

1/14 Violinist Anthony Dorsey performs Summerland for Violin and Piano by William Grant Still; guitarist Beckett Ceron plays De Esquina a Esquina by Carlos Bedoya; cellist Sonya Moomaw plays a selection by Gaspar Cassadó and pianist Benny Boontagarnon performs a Sonata-Tale by Nikolai Medtner.

1/21 Themes of Community Service/Social Justice We hear the first work Brahms wrote for a solo instrument and a stunning Wieniawski Polonaise played by a 13-year-old violinist. We also meet a teenage baritone who has been drawn to community activism since childhood, a guitarist who plays an arrangement of Dizzy Gillespie’s Night in Tunisia, and a young pianist who shares a special tip she got from piano superstar Lang Lang.

1/28 The Sylvan Quartet from New York and New Jersey perform Eine kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart; flutist Sooah Jeon performs Nocturne et Allegro Scherzando by Philippe Gaubert; violinist Kento Hong performs a Fritz Kreisler arrangement of Slavonic Fantasie by Antonín Dvořák; percussionist Daniel Perez Ponce performs Two Mexican Dances, II by Gordon Stout; cellist Aurelia Faidley-Solars performs Poema III by Marlos Nobre; and pianist Jesse Hubbs performs Impromptu Op. 90 by Franz Schubert.

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