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GRoW @ The Wallis Presents

NPR's From the Top

Music, Family Programming

Oct 04


The Wallis had the distinct pleasure of recording a live episode of NPR’s From the Top on March 4, 2020 in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. This episode features performances and interviews with outstanding young musicians from across the country, co-hosted by Vijay Gupta and Peter Dugan.

Listen to the broadcast on October 4, 2020 on NPR stations nationwide and locally on KUSC radio. You can also tune in on NPR’s From The Top podcast

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.