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Kids Commute - "From the Top" Week!

Hello, Kids Commuters. Welcome to From the Top Week on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio! From the Top is a radio program from NPR.The show celebrates the stories, talents, and character of young classically-trained musicians. Through live events, NPR and video broadcasts, scholarships, and arts education programs, we empower these extraordinary young people to engage and inspire music lovers of all ages. All week we’ll hear performances from folks who were featured on From the Top when they were teenagers, or even younger. We’ll give you the background on these talented young musicians, and give you updates on what they’re doing now. Listen closely for the hint to this week’s Kids Commute Quizlet. If you text us the correct answer, we’ll send you a Kids Commute Prize Pack. Thanks for listening to Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio - your source for music appreciation for kids from Interlochen Center for the Arts.

KC 3116 - FROM THE TOP WEEK! Tuesday: Today we'll hear a recording from the Senior Recital (right here at Interlochen!) of guitarist Gohar Vardanyan. She'll perform the first movement of the "Concierto de Aranjuez" by Joaquin Rodrigo, joined by pianist Susan Snyder. After the music, we'll tell you how to get tickets to From the Top!
KC 3117 - FROM THE TOP WEEK! Wednesday: Today, we'll meet pianist George Li, who's appeared on From the Top three times! He'll perform Franz Liszt's "Consolation No. 3."
KC 3118 - FROM THE TOP WEEK! Thursday: Today, we meet the fantastic violinist Simone Porter, who performed in IPR's very own Studio A! We'll hear the "Danse Espagnole" ("Spanish Dance") from "La Vide Breve" ("The Short Life") by Manuel de Falla. Tim Plambeck accompanies Porter at the piano.