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A saxophone quartet kicks off From the Top in October 2020, 10/04/20

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The Quantum Saxophone Quartet

The Quantum Saxophone Quartet from Hebron High School in Dallas, performed Memory from Nepomuk’s Dances by Marcelo Zarvos (b. 1969) in Beverly Hills, California on March 4, 2020.  Comprised of GianCarlo Lay, 16, from Carrollton, Texas, Ekdev Rajkitkul, 17, from Frisco, Texas, Austin Dreyer, 18, from Carrollton, Texas and  Peyton Joffre, 18, they were the Silver Medal winners of the Fischoff Competition’s Junior Wind Division in 2019. We'll hear them on the 10/4 episode.

10/4      Peter Dugan teams up with co-host Vijay Gupta for this episode from The Wallis in Beverly Hills, CA, featuring 10-year-old pianist Olivia Larco, 17-year-old cellist Mei Hotta and The Quantum Saxophone Quartet from Texas. We’ll also hear from the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus.

10/11    This documentary-style episode features six of the 23 young pianists (ages 13 to 17) chosen to participate in two weeks of high-level competition and intense artistic development at the 2019 Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival in Dallas, Texas. From the Top’s special episode reveals the personal journeys and backstories of young artists in this midst of this incredible experience, as well as some of their groundbreaking performances.

10/18    From Merkin Hall at the Kaufman Music Center in New York  and hosted by Orli Shaham. Performers TBA

10/25    It’s an impressive lineup of young musicians including 17-year-old flutist Laura Futamura who performs music inspired by Maya Angelou, and 14-year-old cellist Amy Goto, who gives a dazzling performance of music by Tchaikovsky. Food Network personality Molly Yeh and Peter Dugan co-host.