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Tiny Dorm Concert: Pre-College Night

What’s cool about this evening of Pre-College Program students and alums:


  • Christopher O’Riley, acclaimed pianist and former host of NPR’s “From the Top,” emcees tonight. Fun fact: While at NPR, Christopher had multiple SFCM alums and students his show.
  • Pre-College alum Kevin Zhu performs on the same night as current students—the next generation.


Who’s who and the program:

  • 5:00 PM
    Stars Aligned Siblings
    • Dustin Breshears (13), violin
    • Valerie Breshears (10), violin
    • Colin Breshears (7), viola
    • Starla Breshears (12), cello
    Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18, No. 1, Allegro con brio

    Wesley Ng (13), Piano
    Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 16 in G Major, Op. 31, No. 1, Allegro Vivace
    Franz Liszt: Paganini Etude No. 2 in E-flat Major

  • 5:30 PM
    Kevin Zhu
    Paganini: Caprice No. 1 in E major, Op. 1
    Paganini: Caprice No. 24 in A minor, Op. 1
    Ysaÿe: Sonata No. 6 in E major, Op. 27
    Kreisler: Recitativo and Scherzo, Op. 6

  • 6:00 PM
    Conor Padmanabhan (16), Guitar
    Joaquin Rodrigo: Fandango and Zapateado from Tres piezas españolas
    Roland Dyens: Tango en Skaï

    Charlotte Wong (17), piano
    Beethoven, Sonata in d minor Opus 31 no.2, Mvt 1
    Liszt, Rigoletto Paraphrase

Where to watch and concert details:

  • Watch the live stream either on SFCM’s YouTube account or the Tiny Dorm webpage.
  • Tonight’s emcee is Christopher O’Riley, acclaimed pianist and former host of NPR’s “From the Top.” Get to know Christopher..
  • Performances are 20-25 minutes, with a brief—or shall we say, tiny—intermission before the next act begins.