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Camille Saint-Saëns' "The Swan" highlights the May 16th broadcast of From the Top

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15-year-old cellist Laura Navasardian

Laura Navasardian (cello), 15, from New York, New York is a sophomore at the Professional Children's School. She studies piano with Clara Kim at The Juilliard School Pre-College Division. On the May 16th at 5pm broadcast, we'll hear her perform one of the most lyrical melodies written for cello, The Swan from Camille Saint-Saëns'  The Carnival of the Animals.

5/2        From Merkin Hall at the Kaufman Music Center in New York City, host Orli Shaham welcomes Alyssa Gabrilovich (14) pianist from Villanova, PA performing Rachmaninov, Brandon Leonard (15) cellist from Stone Mountain, GA performing Cello Sonata by Eugene-August Ysaÿe, Percussion Scholarship Group Duo: Bridget Hemesathn (17) Marimba and Gabriel Hsieh (16) Marimba, from Chicago, IL performing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and more.

5/9        From Merrill Auditorium in Portland, Maine, host Orli Shaham welcomes the Fervida Piano Trio, from San Francisco, CA performing Beethoven, Christian Chiu (17) pianist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania performing Schubert, and soprano Annabel Parker (17) from Rockport, Maine performing Marcello.

5/16      Guest host Orli Shaham welcomes young artists Leila Hudson (17) harpist from Yorktown Heights, New York, Colin Aponte (15) violinist from Blue Hill, Maine Sarasate, Laura Navasardian (15) cellist from New York, New York performing The Swan by Camille Saint-Saëns and more.

5/23      Peter Dugan hosts a program featuring young musicians from The Colburn School in Los Angeles, CA.
5/30      Peter Dugan and Charles Yang co-host an all-new program from Greater Philadelphia and beyond. We’ll hear Preston Hong (11) a guitarist from Los Altos, CA performing Sunburst by Andrew York, Carson Ling-Efird (15) a cellist from Seattle, WA performing music by Lukas Foss, Ursula Hardianto (17) a pianist from San Diego, CA and Kayleigh Kim (16) a violinist from Oak Hill, VA performing Shostakovich.