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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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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

Show 326 | Cleveland OH

11/20/2017
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Recorded in front of a live audience in the television studios of Ideastream, Cleveland Ohio's public media station, this week's From the Top features an Octet of Cleveland area kids performing the music of Mendelssohn, we meet a young pianist who co-founded a youth orchestra as a teenager and a teenage bassoonist with an outspoken and playful personality performs the music of Weber.

Duration: 01:03:21


Interview with composer Zhou Long, winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in Music

11/13/2017
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Host Christopher O'Riley sits down with composer Zhou Long, winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in Music, to discuss Zhou's early life and career as well as his piece "Rhyme of Taigu" which was performed by the National Youth Orchestra of China on From the Top's Show 344.

Duration: 00:14:53


Show 344 | East Stroudsburg PA

11/13/2017
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From East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, this week's From the Top features more than 100 young musicians from across Mainland China in their first ever public performance as the National Youth Orchestra of China under the direction of Maestro Ludovic Morlot. We hear the full ensemble perform "Rhyme of Taigu" by Pulitzer-Prize-winning composer Zhou Long, a young clarinetist shares how he fell in love with the clarinet's sound at his first concert, and five members of the ensemble perform the...

Duration: 01:04:22


10 questions for the great conductor Marin Alsop

10/30/2017
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Hear Marin Alsop, guest conductor of the National Youth Orchestra of the USA and music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, tell Christopher O'Riley what's on her radio, what color she cannot wear, and what instrument she should have played and more.

Duration: 00:11:26


Show 343 | Purchase NY

10/30/2017
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From Purchase, New York, this week's From the Top highlights the 115 incredible young musicians that make up Carnegie Hall's National Youth Orchestra of the USA. Featured on the program are four performances by the full ensemble under renowned conductor Marin Alsop including an adrenaline-inducing performance of John Adams' "Short Ride in a Fast Machine" and a newly-commissioned work by composer Gabriela Lena Frank.

Duration: 01:02:52


334 Bonus-O'Riley talks Stravinsky & Iran w Siraj

10/23/2017
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334 Bonus-O'Riley talks Stravinsky & Iran w Siraj

Duration: 00:14:02


Show 334 | Boston MA

10/23/2017
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From Boston, Massachusetts, this week's program features a brilliant 12-year-old cellist from Hackensack, New Jersey performing a sonata by Shostakovich, we enjoy a beautifully detailed performance of a Sibelius Mazurka by a young violinist ... and we meet a teenager from Massachusetts, who, in addition to being an outstanding pianist, has also received serious recognition for his work in environmental science.

Duration: 01:04:14


Piano Geek Special_ O_Riley and teen pianist discuss favorite piano tracks

10/16/2017
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Piano Geek Special_ O_Riley and teen pianist discuss favorite piano tracks

Duration: 00:19:50


Show 341 | Los Angeles CA

10/16/2017
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From a studio in Bridge Recording in Los Angeles, California, this week's From the Top has a decidedly more intimate feel. Featuring an all-California lineup, we enjoy two exciting performances by a young, award-winning violinist, a teenage pianist shares how he found joy while performing when he learned to just let go, and an outstanding violist performs a heartfelt interpretation Brahms's Sonata for Viola and Piano.

Duration: 01:01:50


The Future of Classical Music – with Maestra JoAnn Falletta and Christopher O_Riley

10/9/2017
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The Future of Classical Music – with Maestra JoAnn Falletta and Christopher O_Riley

Duration: 00:07:40


Show 333 | Buffalo NY

10/9/2017
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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: 01:02:36


Chris talks career and music with award winning composer and alum, Conrad Tao

10/2/2017
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Chris talks career and music with award winning composer and alum, Conrad Tao

Duration: 00:17:09


Show 332 | Austin TX

9/25/2017
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From Austin, Texas, this week's From the Top features a nuanced and emotional performance of Rachmaninoff's Prelude in G Sharp Minor, opus 32 by a 14-year-old pianist from California, we'll meet a teenage oboist local to Austin who's also been a world champion knife thrower ... and a young percussionist from Denver performs a mesmerizing piece on the marimba.

Duration: 01:06:49


Show 340 | Atlanta GA

9/18/2017
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This week From the Top visits the recital hall of 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 hear a story from a young guitar player about his life as one part Texan and one part Israeli.

Duration: 01:05:03


Show HL-26

9/11/2017
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Featuring nearly twice as much music as From the Top's regular episodes, this highlights program celebrates some of the best performances young people have given on From the Top over the past couple of seasons. Amongst the extraordinary young people featured on this episode, we meet the youngest artist ever to record all of the Chopin Etudes with a major label ... and a violinist who, at the age of 9, isn't big enough for a full-sized violin ... but the sound produces fills the theater and...

Duration: 01:13:06


Show 339 | Miami FL

9/4/2017
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This week's From the Top comes from Miami, Florida where we got to hear a talented local teenager perform the music of Schumann and enjoy his stories of growing up in the Cuban community of Miami. Also featured on the show is an eleven-year-old pianist who performs two works by Chopin, and a violinist performs the beautiful and dramatic second movement from César Franck's Sonata for Violin and Piano.

Duration: 01:00:59


Show 331 Bonus Content Podcast

8/28/2017
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Show 331 Bonus Content Podcast

Duration: 00:25:10


Show 331 | Honolulu HI

8/28/2017
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From the Top returns to Honolulu, Hawaii with a program that features the excellent Hawaii Youth Symphony Orchestra performing a wonderful work inspired by vintage popular music from the islands ... We hear this year's 13-year-old junior winner of the prestigious Menuhin International Violin Competition and perform the music of Prokofiev ... and we meet a 15-year-old clarinetist who got his start in the visionary free urban music training programs of Los Angeles.

Duration: 01:05:50


O'Riley chats with composer of Hawaiian opera

8/21/2017
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Christopher O'Riley speaks with the composer of Ha 'Apu, a new opera based on a traditional Hawaiian folk tale. We then hear a youth choir perform an exuberant segment of this tradition inspired music.

Duration: 00:11:30

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