Denison Hosts Live Broadcast Of PRI's "From the Top"
Posted: November 29, 2000
Denison University will play host to a live broadcast of the weekly radio series, "From the Top" at 3 p.m. on Sunday (Dec. 10) in Swasey Chapel. Hosted by acclaimed concert pianist Christopher O'Riley and showcasing the nation's top young classical musicians, "From the Top" comes to Denison under the sponsorship of Denison's Vail Series in association with WOSU. The taping is open to the public at no cost and no ticket is needed. (The producers do request for this live broadcast, no children under the age of seven, please.)
This program, which is scheduled to be broadcast in February, features a performance of the "English Madrigal Suite," by the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra Brass Quintet - Mark Oswald (age 16), French horn, Middleburg Heights; Anders Goldman (age 18), trombone, Cleveland Heights; Wesley Cowie (age 17), trumpet, Hudson; Keith Smith, (age 18), trumpet, Aurora; and Jason Baker, (age 18) tuba, Lyndhurst. Also on the show will be Bolcom's "Amour" performed by 17-year old soprano Roseanne Kue of Natick, Mass.; Tarrega's "Capriccio Arabe" performed by 14-year old guitarist Tobie Webb of Wilsonville, Ore.; Mendelssohn's "Concerto in E minor," Op. 64, Mvt. 3 performed by 16-year old violinist Hannah Drollinger of Iowa City, Iowa; and Prokofiev's "Sonata No. 7 in B flat," Mvt. 3 performed by 15-year old pianist Seth Herbst of Columbus.
"From the Top," a record-breaking hit show that airs locally on WOSU-FM at 7 p.m. on Sunday evenings, features the nation's most exceptional pre-college age classical musicians. Launched in January of this year on more than 130 Public Radio International (PRI) affiliate stations, it now airs nationwide on more than 170 stations. Each one-hour program includes performances by five young musicians or ensembles interspersed with interview segments that help paint multi-dimensional portraits of the performers and provide insight into their impressive musical skills.
A native of Chicago, O'Riley is an Artist Diploma graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston where he studied with Russell Sherman. His work has been honored with top prizes at the Van Cliburn, Leeds, Busoni and Montreal competitions and he has received an Avery Fisher Career Grant and the Andrew Wolf Memorial Chamber Music Prize. He has enjoyed the sponsorship of Young Concert Artists, the Xerox/Affiliate Artists Program, and Pro Musicis Foundation.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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