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From the Top, hosted by acclaimed concert pianist Christopher O'Riley, showcases the music, stories, and unique humor of America's best young classical musicians.
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Show 340 | Atlanta GA

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 5:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated

Show HL-26

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 5:00pm
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 brings down the house.
Categories: Syndicated

O'Riley explores the work and process of a brilliant teen composer

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 5:30pm
Show 339 Bonus Content
Categories: Syndicated

Show 339 | Miami FL

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 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

Show 331 Bonus Content Podcast

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 5:30pm
Show 331 Bonus Content Podcast
Categories: Syndicated

Show 331 | Honolulu HI

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 5:00pm
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.
Categories: Syndicated