Season 2: Episode 10 - Music is Where the Heart Is
This week on From the Top at Carnegie Hall, we learn that no matter how far from home we are, we always have a home in the things we love. Seventeen-year old pianist Ronald Joseph grew up outside of New Orleans, but temporarily relocated to New York in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to study at the Juilliard School before returning home to finish out his senior year of high school. Ronald performs the second movement Mardi Gras from “The Enchanted Garden” by Richard Danielpour. Thirteen-year old Nikki Yanofsky from Hampstead, Quebec tours North America as a jazz singer, and used the first paycheck she earned from her singing to establish a cancer foundation. Nikki performs “Old McDonald Had a Farm” accompanied by Geoff Lang on drums, Rob Fahie on bass, and John Sadowy on piano. Host Christopher O’Riley then accompanies 17-year old violinist Allyson Tomsky from Brooklyn, New York as she performs the first movement Allegro ben ritmato e decisco from Gershwin’s Three Preludes to round out the episode.