Woodstock‘s Thea Talento and Charlotte‘s
Katie Jordan Featured in Performances Taped Live at Randolph‘s Chandler Music Hall
young Vermont musicians will perform this week on "From the Top,"
the weekly National Public Radio (NPR) showcase of America’s best young classical musicians. Featured are Thea
Talento, an 18-year-old violinist from Woodstock, and17-year-old horn player Katie Jordan from Charlotte along with other talented teen musicians from around
the country. The program was taped on September 29 at Chandler Music
Hall in Randolph.
Public Radio will broadcast the episode twice on Sunday, December 2: first at 5pm on VPR Classical and again at 6pm on VPR.
the program, Jordan, a senior at Vergennes Union High
performs the first movement of Richard Strauss’ Horn Concerto No.1 in E-flat
major, Op.11 and speaks with host Christopher O’Riley about growing up in Vermont
Talento, a senior at Sharon Academy, performs "Tempo di Minuetto" by Fritz
Kreisler and laments the lack of shopping in her home state.
and Katie are joined in the broadcast by Christopher Pell, a 16-year-old
clarinetist from Bronx, NY, Alvin Zhu, a 16-year-old pianist from Pittsburgh,
PA and recipient of "From the Top’s" Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist, and the
Cerberus piano trio from Chicago, IL featuring Kevin Hu, 14, violin, Ophelia
Hu, 17, piano, and Mira Luxion, 17, cello.
week on the radio, ‘From the Top’ gives us another reason to cheer for the
promise of classical music through our young musicians," says Mark Vogelzang,
President of Vermont Public Radio. "VPR is delighted to partner with the Chandler Music
showcase the dedication and passion of these terrific Vermont students."
Note: "From the Top" is airing at its new time, 5pm Sunday, as of Dec. 2. Click here to learn about additional changes to VPR Classical’s schedule.