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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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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.
Categories: Syndicated

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

A teenage pianist gives an exclusive sneak peek of her upcoming YA novel

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 5:30pm
16-year-old pianist, CoCo Ma reads segments of her YA novel to host Christopher O'Riley and performs the music of Ginastera.
Categories: Syndicated

Show 338 | New York NY

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 5:00pm
This week's From the Top from Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Room will feature, for only the second time in From the Top's history, a teenage counter-tenor. He performs two beautiful art songs with his teenage guitar-playing collaborator. Also on the program, a piece by a young composer is given its radio premiere by a quintet of From the Top alums, and a 16-year-old pianist who could give Yuja wang a run for her money performs a fiery piece by Alberto Ginastera.
Categories: Syndicated