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Season 1: Episode 8

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Piano, marimba, drums—it’s all about percussion on From the Top at Carnegie Hall as Sarina Zhang, a 10-year-old pianist from San Diego, California, performs Glinka’s “The Lark,” and 17-year-old Molly Yeh plays solo marimba. Host Christopher O’Riley welcomes David Hutter and Victoria Aschheim, the other members of “Beat 3,” Molly’s Chicago-area percussion trio, for a thunderous finale capped by an astounding trick involving a lawn mower.


Performer Bios

Beat 3 Beat 3

Beat 3 (percussion ensemble), the 2006 Junior Division Gold Medal winner at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, is from Chicago’s Midwest Young Artists. The trio is Victoria Ascheim, 18, from Chicago; David Hutter, 18, from St. Charles, IL; and...

Molly Yeh Molly Yeh

Molly Yeh (marimba), 17, is a senior at Glenbrook South High School near her home in Glenview, IL. A 2-time winner of the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, Molly enjoys tap dance, shopping, having bon fires and participating on the math...

Sarina Zhang Sarina Zhang

Sarina Zhang (piano) 10, from San Diego, CA is in the sixth grade. The assistant principal cellist in the San Diego Youth Symphony, Sarina toured Europe this summer and performed in a master class at the Nanjing Conservatory in China...

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