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Season 2: Episode 8 - Star Quality

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This week, renowned violinist Gil Shaham appears on From the Top at Carnegie Hall joined by 10-year old violinist and Red Sox fan Alice Ivy-Pemberton from New York City for a performance of the third movement Allegro from Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043. Alice, who frequents Lincoln Center’s violin shop and spends a great deal of time at Columbia University where her parents are professors, also performs the first movement Prima Parte (Lassu) from Bartók’s Rhapsody No. 1 (Folk Dances) for Violin and Piano accompanied by Host Christopher O’Riley. Also featured on this episode is 17-year old pianist Ji-Yong Kim from Midland Park, New Jersey who performs Robert Schumann’s Widmung (arr. Liszt), and explains what it’s like to be a normal high school student and a classical pianist with professional management!


Performer Bios

Ji-Yong Kim Ji-Yong Kim

Ji-Yong Kim (piano), 17, from Midland Park, New Jersey, is a junior at Midland Park High School and studies at the Juilliard Pre-College Division in New York, New York.

Alice Ivy-Pemberton Alice Ivy-Pemberton

Alice Ivy-Pemberton (violin), 10, studies with Nurit Pacht at the Lucy Moses School in New York, New York.

Educational Resources

Episode 8: It's a Song Episode 8: It's a Song

In this activity, students will compare the human voice and the piano and experiment with adapting songs written for the voice for different instruments.

Episode 8: Folk Meets Classical Episode 8: Folk Meets Classical

In this activity, students will compare classical music and folk music and explore the differences between consonant and dissonant sounds.

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