Meet two young composers on From the Top, January 2021
From the Top introduces us to two young composers this month (1/10 & 1/17). First being Caroline Bragg, a 2017-18 Luna Composition Lab Fellow, and in 2019 was commissioned by the Friction Commissioning Initiative to write a piece for the Friction Quartet. "Her music showcases an impressive technical maturity and a unique voice, making the fact that she is still in high school so astounding to us."
1/3 From La Jolla, California, renowned violinist and social justice advocate Vijay Gupta co-hosts with Michelle Cann. They’ll introduce us to the San Diego Youth Symphony Chamber Orchestra, a young cellist who shares how studying the cello has helped him stand up for what he believes in, and a pianist who was a prize winner in Russia’s famous Tchaikovsky Competition.
1/10 Peter Dugan introduces some talented teens who perform music from 20th century composers, as well as 18-year-old composer Caroline Bragg from Brookline, MA who shares her new work.
1/17 From the Presbyterian Church in Morristown, New Jersey, pianist Peter Dugan introduces us to a 17-year-old composer, and we’ll an exuberant performance of “Café Music” performed by the Sorella Piano Trio, and Gustav Holst’s magnificent “Jupiter” from The Planets performed on organ by 15-year old Daniel Colaner.
1/24 From the Presbyterian Church in Morristown, New Jersey, pianist and host Peter Dugan, brings together a number of young people who are driven to achieve in music, from a pianist from New Jersey who was influenced by his mother’s struggles to a young Guatemalan-American vocalist who has overcome obstacles to get where he is today.
1/31 It’s another “Where Are They Now” show, updating us on former From theTop young performers.