From the Top
Show 288 | Tacoma WA12/16/14
From Tacoma, Washington, this episode features Prokofiev’s Toccata performed with a level of energy that can only be described as diabolically teenage (the performer is a totally brilliant, risk-taking 15-year-old), we’ll hear a young violinist...
This week’s From the Top Highlight Show centers around “The Big Story,” featuring not only superb musical performances by young people, but stories from each of these kids that are unusually compelling. A French horn player who has overcome the...
Show 297 | Storrs, CT
From the University of Connecticut, this week’s From the Top includes an emotional performance of Rachmaninoff’s Elegie in E-flat minor performed by a young pianist from southern Connecticut, a twelve-year-old violinist brings to life all of the...
Show 287 | Miami FL
From Miami Beach, Florida, this week’s From the Top features an expressive 13-year-old violinist performing one of Pablo de Sarasate’s Spanish Dances, a From the Top alumnus who has gone on to become Principal Flute for Miami Beach’s New World...
Show 296 | Washington, DC
From Washington, D.C., this week’s program includes one of the youngest performers From the Top has ever featured: an 8-year-old Bolivian American pianist. He performs the music of Haydn with a delightfully infectious sense of freedom and joy. Also,...
Show 286 | Cincinatti OH
From Corbett Auditorium in Cincinnati, Ohio, this week's program features one of the strongest pre-collegiate music programs in the country: The Cincinnati Starling Project. Host Christopher O'Riley joins Starling’s flagship orchestra to play Mozart;...
Show 295 | Boston MA
From our home in Boston, this week’s program features a 13-year-old violinist whose performance of the music of Robert Schumann beautifully conveys the composer’s romantic fervor; we also meet an internationally award-winning young pianist; and a...
Show 275 | Aspen, CO
From the Top travels to the Aspen Music Festival and School this week to meet the amazing young musicians who’ve gathered there to study. We’ll hear one of Tchaikovsky’s most playful pieces performed by a talented 16-year-old violinist … we'll hear a...
Show HL 23
Featuring nearly twice as much music as From the Top’s regular episodes, this “Mostly Music” highlights program celebrates some of the best performances by young people From the Top has presented over the past couple of seasons. We meet a wonderfully...
Show 276 | Vermillion SD
This week's From the Top comes from Vermillion, South Dakota, which happens to be the home of one of the greatest collections of musical instruments in the world. The National Music Museum is in Vermillion and so, in addition to the performances of...
Show 294 | Aspen CO
This week’s program comes from the Aspen Music Festival and School in Aspen, Colorado, where many of the world’s top young musicians come to study during the summer. An outstanding teenage violinist from Shanghai triumphs in his performance of one of...
Show 285 | Boston MA
From Calderwood Hall at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts, this week's From the Top celebrates grassroots community music schools — these are the kind of programs that reach out to kids who otherwise might not have any...
Show 292 | Salem MA
This week’s program was recorded at The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts and given the show’s art museum venue, each young performer discusses a connection between the music they’re performing and a work of visual art in the museum’s...
This week, host Christopher O'Riley catches up with some of From the Top's most illustrious alumni in our annual "Where Are They Now Show." We'll enjoy the extraordinary music these young pros aremaking in their early careers and we'll hear...
Show 291 | Sidney, ME
From the Snow Pond Center for the Arts in Sidney, Maine, this week's From the Top features one of the strongest teenage oboists From the Top has encountered in the past few years performing a gorgeous Elegie by Francis Poulenc ... a 14-year-old...
Show 284 | Rochester Il
From the famous Eastman School of Music in Rochester New York, this week's show features the great flute virtuoso, Sir James Galway as our special guest.In addition to a line up of wonderful young soloists, Sir James will perform Gounod's Petite...
Show 274|San Marcos, TX
This week's From the Top comes to you from the Texas State International Piano Festival in San Marcos, Texas. Appropriately, all the performances on the program include the piano. We'll enjoy one of Maurice Ravel's best-loved pieces for solo piano...
Show 272 | Princeton, NJ
From Princeton, New Jersey, From the Top celebrates the 75th anniversary of the world renowned, American Boychoir. As our special featured guest, we'll hear them perform the music of Bach, the Beatles, Duruflé,and Sousa. Also on the program, a teenage...
Show 273 | El Paso, TX
From El Paso Texas this week's From the Top features an extremely expressive 13-year-old clarinetist from California, performing the music of Weber, a hugely confident teen violinist from El Paso performing Wieniawski's Polonaise Brilliante … and a...
Show 283 | Boston, MA
From Jordan Hall in Boston, Massachusetts, this week's From the Top features “The Lark” by Mikhail Glinka brought to life by a wonderfully musical 11-year-old pianist. We'll also enjoy some unaccompanied Bach performed by a very thoughtful teenager...
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