On the Road with Joanne Robinson: Show #234 Virginia Beach
13 May 2011
From the Top Green Room

A beautiful gift basket for everyone, courtesy of violinist Annika Jenkins

We’re back in Boston for a short stretch following our taping last week at the beautiful Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach, where we met six terrific teenage performers.

Kicking off the show was a cello duo comprised of 17-year-old Naomi Benecasa and 18-year-old Richard Mazuski. They performed from Menotti’s Suite for Two Cellos and Piano and discussed their different approaches to the piece.

Following the duo, 15-year-old guitarist Noah Kim took the stage to play the fiery “Fuoco Libre” by Roland Dyens. Nick told us he has stage fright, but you’d never guess it from his relaxed presence onstage. He delivered an amusing list of one-liners for classical guitarists to use if teased about their long fingernails.

17-year-old bassoonist Keith Buncke was up next, playing from Sonata, Op. 168 by Camille Saint-Saëns and telling the audience about life at Interlochen Arts Academy.

Next, we were treated to a second helping of Saint-Saëns by 16-year-old violinist Annika Jenkins who played Danse Macabre. An arts activist, Annika was actually instrumental in the creation of the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts.

Following Annika, talented 13-year-old pianist Michael Davidman took to the stage to play Liszt’s Mephisto Waltz – a devilish ending to a dynamite show!

Below, check out a taste of what you’ll experience when this show airs the week of June 27, 2011.

Show #234 preview
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Chopin: Nocturne in D flat major, op. 27, no. 2
Chopin: Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante"
Chopin: Mazurka in F minor, op. 68, no. 4
Chopin: Mazurka in A minor
Chopin: Andante spianato et grand polonaise brillante, Op. 22
Liszt: Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124
Liszt: Mephisto Waltz no 1 for Piano, S 514 "Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke"
Liszt: Sonetto 104 del Petrarca
Liszt: Grand Bravura Fantasia on Paganini's "La Campanella", S 420
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Granados: Goyescas for Piano, Op. 11
Chopin: Mazurka in A minor, op. 67, no. 4
Puccini: Tosca: "Vissi d'Arte"
Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467
Granados: Goyescas: Los Requiebros
Franck: Quintet in F minor for Piano and Strings
Haydn: Sonata for Keyboard no 33 in C minor, H 16 no 20
Bach: Prelude and Fugue no 3 in C sharp major, BWV 848
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Rachmaninov: Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36
Chopin: Etude Op.25, No. 11 "Winter Wind"
Chopin: Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, B 155/Op. 58
Chopin: Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, B 155/Op. 58
Granados: Goyescas for Piano, Op. 11
Granados: Goyescas for Piano, Op. 11
Granados: Goyescas for Piano, Op. 11



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