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Young Vermont Musicians & Chandler Music Hall Featured

12/02/07 10:19AM

Woodstock's Thea Talento and Charlotte's Katie Jordan Featured in Performances Taped Live at Randolph's Chandler Music Hall

Two 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.

Vermont Public Radio will broadcast the episode twice on Sunday, December 2: first at 5pm on VPR Classical and again at 6pm on VPR.

On the program, Jordan, a senior at Vergennes Union High School, 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.

Thea 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.

"Every 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 Hall to 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.

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