Sunday, September 16, 2007

Sphinx Laureate Plays Cello on "From the Top" Classical Music Radio Show

The website of explains the organization's partnership with Public Radio International:

"From The Top radio show is created by Concert Productions, Inc. in association with WGBH Radio Boston and New England Conservatory of Music, and distributed by Public Radio International. This interactive program features world renowned pianist (and a member of the Sphinx Honorary Committee) Christopher O'Riley as the host, interviewing young musicians as well as collaborating with them on stage. As our artistic partner, each year From The Top features our 3 Junior Division Laureates in shows taped across the country."

This week's broadcast of "From the Top" features the 14-year-old cellist Gabriel Cabezas, a 2006 Sphinx Laureate. The program was first aired on May 2, 2007, and will remain available for online listening in the archives of "From the Top". Gabriel Cabezas plays the Andante from Sergei Rachmaninoff's Cello Concerto on the program. The NPR website quotes the young cellist on his recent performance opportunities:

"I've played with the Florida Symphony and New World Symphony, and I was also able to play with the Cleveland Orchestra a few months ago. Now that was an intimidating experience!"

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