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Classicool Kids is the weekly podcast edition of show highlights from NPR's showcase for the best young classical musicians in the country.

Classicool Kids is the weekly podcast edition of show highlights from NPR's showcase for the best young classical musicians in the country.
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Washington, DC

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NPR

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Classicool Kids is the weekly podcast edition of show highlights from NPR's showcase for the best young classical musicians in the country.

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English


Episodes

Peter Dugan's Tribute to Aretha Franklin & Philly

11/5/2018
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Guest Host Peter Dugan created a special arrangement in honor of the late Aretha Franklin and his hometown of Philadelphia and performed it during the live recording of NPR's From the Top Show 359.

Duration:00:06:05

Show 359: Feat. Guest Host Peter Dugan, a violin/guitar duo, a 15-year-old pianist and more!

11/5/2018
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From picturesque Longwood Gardens outside Philadelphia, From the Top, with this week's Guest Host Peter Dugan, features an exciting array of young talent – including a young violinist who got her start in the El Sistema-inspired music program, Play-On Philly, a violin and guitar duo performs a dramatic tango, and a young cellist who once performed at a Chicago Bulls game. Performers and repertoire 17-year-old cellist Jack Boettcher from Naperville, Illinois performs Pampeana No. 2, Op. 21...

Duration:00:59:56

A new work by From the Top Alum, Conrad Tao

10/29/2018
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Christopher O'Riley and Conrad talk about Conrad's vibrant career as a composer and pianist and we hear his new piece, "Asymptotes."

Duration:00:17:06

Show 342 | Santa Barbara CA

10/29/2018
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From Santa Barbara, California, this week's From the Top features fantastic musicians who are studying at the prestigious Music Academy of the West, which celebrates its 70th Anniversary this year. We'll hear a young pianist perform one of Rachmaninoff's most complex pieces for the piano, a teenage violinist recounts a life-changing realization, and we feature a world-premiere of "Asymptotes", a newly commissioned work for clarinet, viola, and piano from composer and From the Top alum,...

Duration:01:01:47

Show 358 | Roxbury Crossing MA

10/22/2018
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From the Media Arts Center at Roxbury Community College, this episode of From the Top brings together a cast of fantastic young performers with an all-student audience! We meet a remarkable 13-year-old pianist who shares how much happier she became when she stopped comparing herself to others, a teenage trombone quartet performs two pieces back-to-back that were composed centuries apart, and students from the audience ask the performers questions onstage.

Duration:01:04:51

A brilliant teen guitarist and refugee shares his music

10/15/2018
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Parsa Sabet Rasekhi talks with host Christopher O'Riley about his journey to America from Iran and then performs his own composition. "Snowflight."

Duration:00:15:50

Show 351 | Las Vegas NV

10/15/2018
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From Las Vegas this week's episode features a teenage piano performing a bombastic piece for two pianos by Lutoslawski, a young guitarist shares his moving story about fleeing Iran to study music in America, and a 13-year-old violinist wows the audience with Paul Nero's whimsical show piece "Hot Canary."

Duration:01:04:52

The Kids Are Alright

10/8/2018
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Conductor JoAnn Falletta and host Christopher O'Riley discuss the state of music training and education in the United States.

Duration:00:07:38

Show 333 | Buffalo NY

10/8/2018
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From Buffalo, New York this week's episode features some of the best young musicians in the country performing concerto repertoire with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of JoAnn Falletta. A 15-year-old pianist performs a frothy piano concerto movement by Beethoven, a teenage cellist, who's parents are actually players in the orchestra, performs Shostakovich ... and the Buffalo Phil plays a new work by an 18-year-old composer.

Duration:01:02:52

Show 357 | Kalamazoo MI

10/1/2018
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From one of the most prestigious teenage music competitions in the country, this episode of From the Top doubles as a documentary featuring the Stulberg International String Competition! In addition to adrenaline-filled performances from three young musicians striving for first prize, we'll hear from the organization's executive director and one of the judges.

Duration:01:05:25

The Rise of the Sax Quartet

9/24/2018
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Host Christopher O'Riley speaks with a teen saxophone quartet and their coach about the growing popularity of saxophone quartet music and why sax quartets are so versatile.

Duration:00:11:47

Show 350 | San Antonio TX

9/24/2018
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From the Texas Music Educators Association Conference in San Antonio, Texas, this week's inspiring recording of From the Top features a fantastic line-up of all-Texas performers alongside special guests Black Violin! We'll meet a young bassoonist who's willing and able to play any instrument his band director needs covered, an award-winning saxophone quartet performs an exquisite piece by Guillermo Lago, and all the young performers join guests Black Violin on stage for their fun reimagining...

Duration:01:03:01

Married alums perform Gershwin

9/17/2018
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Peter Dugan and Kara Dugan sing Gershwin's "Embraceable You."

Duration:00:05:26

Show HL27

9/17/2018
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Featuring music and interviews with From the Top alumni who are now professional musicians, this Where are They Now episode brings a delightful mix of performances of Ravel, Gershwin, Schumann, and an original work from one of From the Top's up-and-coming composer alumni.

Duration:01:01:53

O'Riley gets a few tips about Armenian music from Armenian-American teen violinist, Haig Hovsepian

9/10/2018
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O'Riley gets a few tips about Armenian music from Armenian-American teen violinist, Haig Hovsepian

Duration:00:15:05

Show 340 | Atlanta GA

9/10/2018
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This week From the Top comes from the Bremen Jewish Heritage Museum in Atlanta, Georgia. In honor of that setting, the young performers celebrate Jewish themed music and the music of Jewish composers. We'll hear a teenage violinist perform Ravel's gorgeous Kaddish, a wonderful Atlanta-based youth choir sings a piece by a contemporary Jewish composer, and we'll meet a young guitar player who is one part Texan and one part Israeli.

Duration:01:05:05

Robert Siegel on his own Youth and Music

9/3/2018
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Host Christopher O'Riley interviews emeritus host of NPR's All Things Considered, Robert Siegel

Duration:00:19:58

Show 356 | Boston MA

9/3/2018
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Recorded live on stage during From the Top's Annual Gala in Boston, this episode features incredible young musicians and a special appearance by NPR's All Things Considered Emeritus Host Robert Siegel. We hear a soprano sing a beautifully ethereal piece by Debussy, a teenage violinist shares how his love of hip-hop inspires him to communicate the power of music to his audiences, and a 10-year-old pianist from Missouri performs an exquisite piece by Chopin.

Duration:01:00:02

The Passion of Schumann according to Goldberg

8/27/2018
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Host Christopher O'Riley talks with 17-year-old violinist Alexander Goldberg discuss the work of Robert Schumann.

Duration:00:11:17

Show 349 | Boston MA

8/27/2018
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This week's show comes from our hometown of Boston, Massachusetts where we meet an accomplished local pianist who made her Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 7, a young musician who's the second ever double bassist to win the prestigious Stulberg International Strings Competition performs Bottesini, and we get to know a teenage violinist who is also a whiz at New York Times crossword puzzles.

Duration:01:03:27