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Young Latin American & Caribbean musicians on From the Top, July 2021

Miami Music Project Clarinet Quartet
Miami Music Project Clarinet Quartet

This month we need an ensemble where all of the musicians immigrated from Latin America and the Caribbean.  We'll hear the Miami Music Project Clarinet Quarteton July 11th at 5pm.

7/4       From the Center for the Arts at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, guest hosts Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Roe meet 12-year-old pianist Ella Kim whose performance evokes images of Haydn as a young boy, 16-year-old bassoonist Xavion Patterson uses social media to inspire his musical growth, and up-and-coming mezzo soprano Olivia Cosio returns as a From the Top alumna.

7/11      Pianist Peter Dugan and violinist Elena Urioste, co-host this program from Key West, Florida, featuring an electrifying performance of Ravel’s Tzigane performed by 12-year-old violinist Corina Deng. You’ll also hear the Miami Music Project Clarinet Quartetwith young musicians who have all immigrated from Latin America and the Caribbean, and Elena Urioste collaborates with 17-year-old cellist Claire Druffner on a movement from Dvorak’s Dumky trio.

7/18      Pianist Peter Dugan hosts a program of favorite moments from the past three seasons. We hear pianist Amir Siraj perform the music of Stravinsky and he discusses the work he’s done in environmental science; violinist Aubree Oliverson performs a work by Fritz Kreisler, and guitarist Eric Wang performs the only piece written for guitar by British composer, William Walton, and much more.

7/25      Grammy Award winning composer & saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera collaborates with young musicians this week from the New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall in Boston. We’ll meet From the Top alumna Ria Modak, guitar perform a work by D’Rivera, harpist Olivia Lee performs The Minstrel’s Adieu to His Native Land by John Thomas, a 19th century Welsh melody written by Queen Victoria’s royal harpist, and soprano Wooldjina Present performs Povero cor, tu palpiti by Isabella Angela Colbran.