We were in Ogden, Utah last week to tape a show at Weber State University’s Austad Auditorium. Ogden was gorgeous, surrounded by beautiful snow-capped mountains.
The taping included some truly outstanding performances. Opening the show was 17-year-old oboist Nick Tisherman who played Mozart and went on to talk about his clarinet-playing family and the challenges of having an identical twin brother.
Next up was the dynamic duo of 13-year-old violinist Aubree Oliverson and 14-year-old pianist Anastasia Magamedova playing the finale from the Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35 by Peter Illyich Tchaikovsky. These two are BFFs and I don’t think it would possible for them to be more adorable.
Following the duo was an incredibly talented 17-year-old soprano, Hannah Urias, who stunned the audience with her performance of “Quando m’en vo” from Puccini’s “La Boheme.”
Next up was the Meshugene Quartet (I love that name!), a group of teens from Chicago who performed V. Allegrofrom the String Quartet No.9 in E-flat, Op.117, by Dmitri Shostakovich. We caught their electrifying performance in its entirety on video and we plan to post that online for you when the show goes live!
Closing the show was a wonderful young pianist, 14-year-old Trenton Chang, who played from the Sonatine by Maurice Ravel and spoke about outdoor life in Utah.
Look out for this show when it airs the week of April 9, but for now, enjoy this sneak peek!