• Friday, Feb 17, 2012

    Performances by Teen Musicians from Across the US & Canada Showcased in From The Top: The Achievers at Zankel Hall on Tuesday, March 27 at 7:30 PM

    Pianist Christopher O’Riley Hosts Live From The Top Radio Taping Presented in Partnership with the Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Achievement Program
    Concert to Be Broadcast Nationwide on NPR’s From The Top This April
    Program Information
    Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    Zankel Hall

    Lapis Quartet
    •• Manami Mizumoto, Violin
    •• Xingyuan Xu, Viola
    •• Xinchi Wang, Cello
    •• Yuchong Wu, Piano
    Madison Vest, Violin
    Ashwin Krishna, Guitar
    Karen Baumgartner, Flute
    Quinn Gomez, Piano

    Tickets: $15, $25
    (February 16, 2012 NEW YORK, NY)—Inspiring stories and performances by talented teen musicians from across the US and Canada will be showcased in From The Top: The Achievers, a live taping of NPR’s popular radio show with host Christopher O’Riley on Tuesday March 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall. This performance, presented in partnership with the Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Achievement Program and featuring a range of students who have excelled in their musical studies, will be broadcast by stations nationwide during the week of April 30 and heard in New York on WQXR-FM.

    Young artists featured on the program include 18-year old flutist Karen Baumgartner (Roseville, MN); 18-year old pianist Quinn Gomez (Calgary, Alberta); 13-year-old guitarist Ashwin Krishna (Los Altos, CA), 17-year-old violinist Madison (Madi) Vest (Earlysville, VA); and the Lapis Quartet (New York, NY), composed of 17-year-old violinist Manami Mizumoto, 19-year-old viola player Xingyuan Xu, 18-year-old cellist Xinchi Wang, and and 16-year-old pianist Yuchong Wu.

    The performance––featuring works by Brahms, Franz Waxman, Andrew York, Eugène Bozza, and David McIntyre––will include interviews with the young players about their involvement in music and interests beyond their musical studies.

    For over a decade, From the Top, hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher O’Riley, has been the preeminent showcase for America’s best young classical musicians. Through award-winning NPR and PBS programs, online media, a national tour of live events, community and leadership programs for young musicians, From the Top shares the stories and performances of pre-collegiate musicians with millions each week. Each program provides a compelling and entertaining window into the world of a diverse group of young people who pursue life with passion, determination, and joy. From the Top on NPR is broadcast on nearly 250 stations nationwide and heard in the New York metropolitan area on WQXR-FM Saturdays at 6am and Sundays at 6pm. From the Top’s National Tour is sponsored by US Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management. For more information, visit www.fromthetop.org.

    The Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Achievement Program (The Achievement Program) encourages people of all ages to make musical study a part of their lives, providing a recognized national standard of musical success through an effectively sequenced course of study from beginner to advanced levels. Created through a partnership between New York’s Carnegie Hall and Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music, The Achievement Program inspires musical excellence and growth through individual student assessments offered in centers throughout the United States, enabling students to celebrate their accomplishments and track their progress with others across the country. This comprehensive yet flexible program also supports independent music teachers by providing high-quality and innovative teaching resources. All students and teachers across the United States are invited to participate in The Achievement Program. For more information, visit www.theachievementprogram.org.
    Ticket Information
    Single tickets, priced at $15 and $25, are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, or online by visiting carnegiehall.org.

    For more information on discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts
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