GRoW @ The Wallis Presents

NPR's From the Top

Mar 04


NPR's From the Top comes to The Wallis to amplify and celebrate the amazing talents and voices of virtuosic young musicians from California and beyond with Guest Host Vijay Gupta. Heard weekly on Southern California's KUSC, From the Top combines serious music and informal interviews in a delightful and entertaining concert experience. Join us for this behind-the-scenes look into how one of NPR’s most successful weekly music programs gets made. 

Featured musicians include:

  • 10-year-old pianist Olivia Larco from Pasadena, California performing Chopin’s Étude Op.25 no.11, "Winter Wind" The Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, Artistic Director), with conductor Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, performing “Pueri Herbraeorum” by Randall Thompson and “Over the Rainbow” by Harold Arlen, arranged by Mark Hayes.
  • 17-year-old cellist Mei Hotta from Torrance, California performing Piano Trio, III. Capricious by Reena Esmail with Peter Dugan, piano and Vijay Gupta, violin.
  • 14-year-old violinist Bianca Ciubancan from Chicago, Illinois performing Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 7 in F Major, from 21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 with host Peter Dugan.
  • Los Angeles Children's Chorus
  • The Quantum Saxophone Quartet from Dallas, Texas performing Marcelo Zarvos’ “Memory” from Nepomuk's Dances. The quartet features: GianCarlo Lay, 16, from Carrollton, Texas, recipient of From the Top’s Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award; Ekdev Rajkitkul, 17, from Frisco, Texas, recipient of From the Top’s Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award; Austin Dreyer, 18, from Carrollton, Texas and Peyton Joffre, 18, from Carrollton, Texas. The Quantum Quartet’s appearance is sponsored by ACMP.

Recommended for adults and children ages 7+.

This concert is made possible with generous support from Gregory Annenberg Weingarten and GRoW @ Annenberg.

Running Time: 90 minutes with no intermission.