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NPR's From the Top showcases the music, stories, and unique humor of America's best young classical musicians.
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Married alums perform Gershwin

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 5:30pm
Peter Dugan and Kara Dugan sing Gershwin's "Embraceable You."
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Show HL27

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 5:00pm
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.
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O'Riley gets a few tips about Armenian music from Armenian-American teen violinist, Haig Hovsepian

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 5:30pm
O'Riley gets a few tips about Armenian music from Armenian-American teen violinist, Haig Hovsepian
Categories: Syndicated

Show 340 | Atlanta GA

Mon, 09/10/2018 - 5:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Robert Siegel on his own Youth and Music

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 5:30pm
Host Christopher O'Riley interviews emeritus host of NPR's All Things Considered, Robert Siegel
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Show 356 | Boston MA

Mon, 09/03/2018 - 5:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

The Passion of Schumann according to Goldberg

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 5:30pm
The Passion of Schumann according to Goldberg
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Show 349 | Boston MA

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 5:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Shaping a Phrase with a Percussion Instrument

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 5:30pm
Host Christopher O'Riley and 17-year-old percussionist Gabriel Costache discuss how to make percussion instruments "sing."
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Show 332 | Austin TX

Mon, 08/20/2018 - 5:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Stravinsky & Iran

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 5:30pm
Host Christopher O'Riley talks with teenage pianist Amir Siraj about Stravinsky's Petrouchka and Amir's Iranian heritage.
Categories: Syndicated

Show 334 | Boston MA

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 5:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Why does Chicago produce such amazing teenage chamber music_

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 5:30pm
Christopher O'Riley speaks with three leading teachers of Chicago's teenager chamber music scene.
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Show 348 | Highwood IL

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 5:00pm
From the Midwest Young Artists Conservatory in Highwood, Illinois, this week's From the Top features a line-up of all Chicago-area young musicians, including a fantastic teenage piano trio playing Cassado and seven members of the Percussion Scholarship Group of Chicago.
Categories: Syndicated

Show 337 | York PA

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 5:00pm
From York, Pennsylvania, this week's From the Top features outstanding young musicians soloing with the York Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductor Lawrence Golan. We'll enjoy a 17-year-old's performance of one of Schumann's most beautiful works for cello, a teenager that switched his focus from soccer to clarinet thanks to a life-changing concert experience, and a young violinist tackles Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 with the York Symphony Orchestra.
Categories: Syndicated

Fattening up your 16th notes — Christopher O_Riley coaches a young violinist

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 5:30pm
Host Christopher O'Riley coaches 14-year-old violinist, Sena Cho in a rehearsal of the first movement of the Grieg Violin Sonata.
Categories: Syndicated

Show 336 | Longview TX

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 5:00pm
From Longview, Texas this week's program features a 12-year-old pianist from East Texas performing the music of Paderewski, a heartfelt performance of Faure's "Elegy" performed by a teenager from the Chicago area and we'll hear a moving from the young flutist on the program who's rancher grandfather sold much of his herd of cattle to support her musical studies.
Categories: Syndicated

Show 335 | Danville KY

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 5:00pm
From Danville, Kentucky, this week's From the Top features a 10-year-old violinist performing the music of Edward Elgar — she also shares some colorful stories of growing up in Kentucky with her 6 siblings. Also on the program, a beautifully detailed classical guitar performance by a young man from South Carolina and Chopin performed by a talented teenager from Massachusetts.
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Show 339 Bonus Content

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 5:30pm
18-year-old pianist and composer, Andrew Guo and host Christopher O'Riley discuss the compositional assignment that inspired his piece "7 Images for Piano."
Categories: Syndicated

Show 339 | Miami FL

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 5:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated