Every first Saturday of the month, Kids on Keys showcases live performances by emerging young piano talents from the Classical Network's immediate broadcast areas of South and Central New Jersey, as well as Philadelphia, New York and occasionally beyond.
This Saturday June 2nd at 1:00 PM, Kids on Keys features pianists Zahavi Rodriguez, Nathalie Yeh, Max Wang, Elizabeth Yang, Hsi-Yun Wu and Elias Ackerly, along with archival recordings by Daniel Barenboim and Maurizio Pollini as teenage prodigies.
The Classical Network's Artist-in-Residence Jed Distler produces and hosts Kids on Keys, a program proudly sponsored by Jacobs Music in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
Here is the playlist for June 2 Kids on Keys:
Selections recorded especially for Kids on Keys:
Mendelssohn: In Memorian November 4th 1847 Zahavi Rodriguez (teacher, Hal Freedman)
Tom Gerou: The Peacocks of Babylon Nathalie Yeh (teacher, Kristine Janusa)
Frederic Chopin: Etude in B Minor Op. 25 No. 10 Max Wang (teacher, Chiu Tze Lin)
Claude Debussy L’isle Joyeuse Elizabeth Yang (teacher, Grace Junghee Yang)
Stravinsky: The Firebird (excerpts) Hsi-Yun Wu (teacher, Hung-Kuan Chen)
The show also includes recordings by Daniel Barenboim and Maurizio Pollini as teenagers, plus a 16-year-old Welsh pianist Elias Ackerly playing Liszt, from a private live recording.