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Season 1: Episode 7

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The stage is packed full of teenagers as From the Top at Carnegie Hall welcomes New England Conservatory’s Youth Philharmonic Orchestra with passionate conductor Benjamin Zander. After a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the making of the music, the audience is treated to a performance of Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture as well as a movement from the Bach solo cello suites by principal cellist Sebastian Båverstam. Host Christopher O’Riley joins Sebastian, violinist Yun-Chie Wang, and the Orchestra to perform the finale of Beethoven’s beloved “Triple Concerto” - but not before a suspense-filled game of “Musical Jeopardy.”

Performer Bios

Yun-Chi Rita Wang Yun-Chi Rita Wang

Yun-Chi Rita Wang (violin), 16, is a native of Taiwan and a senior at the Walnut Hill School in Natick, MA. Rita’s love of the violin began while attending an Itzhak Perlman concert with her family. Her mom bought her...

New England Conservatory Youth Philharmonic Orchestra New England Conservatory Youth Philharmonic Orchestra

New England Conservatory Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (YPO), founded in 1962, is the premier orchestra at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School—the pre-college division of New England Conservatory in Boston, MA. The YPO is comprised of accomplished young musicians between the...

Sebastian Båverstam Sebastian Båverstam

Sebastian Båverstam (cello) 17 is a resident of Newton, MA and a senior at Newton South High School. It was love at first sight when Sebastian saw his first cello at the age of two. He recently toured Brazil and...

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