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Molly Yeh Returns to Feature Young Musicians from the Midwest and Beyond, From the Top August 2019

Molley Yeh, From the Top

8/4        From McLean, Virginia, we’ll feature a wild performance by 14-year-old violist who tackles a piece written by Hindemith with the extraordinary tempo marking of 600-640 beats per minute, a tender performance of the song “Pure Imagination” from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory performed on the marimba, and we’ll hear how studying music helped one young musician grow up and cope with Tourette’s Syndrome.

8/11      Guest host is Molly Yeh returns to introduce us to an impressive lineup of young musicians including a talented teenage bassoonist from rural Oklahoma and a 17-year-old pianist who delivers a fiery performance of Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite.

8/18      From the Midwest Young Artists Conservatory in Highwood, Illinois, we feature a line-up of all Chicago-area young musicians, including a fantastic teenage piano trio playing Cassado and seven members of the Percussion Scholarship Group of Chicago.

8/25      From Boston, we meet an accomplished local pianist who made her Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 7, a young musician who’s the second ever double bassist to win the prestigious Stulberg International Strings Competition performs Bottesini, and we get to know a teenage violinist who is also a whiz at New York Times crossword puzzles.