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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 339 | Miami FL

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 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

Why does Chicago produce such amazing teenage chamber music?

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 5:30pm
Christopher O'Riley speaks to three leaders of the music teaching community in Chicago
Categories: Syndicated

Show 348 | Highwood, IL

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 1:34pm
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 348 | Highwood, IL

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 1:34pm
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

From the Top Music Rehearsal / The Passion of Piazzolla

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 5:30pm
Christopher O'Riley coaches a brilliant young cellist through Piazzolla's "Le Grand Tango"
Categories: Syndicated

Show 331 | Honolulu HI

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 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

The making of a new Hawaiian opera

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 5:30pm
Composer Herbert Mahelona discusses his opera Ha'upu
Categories: Syndicated

Show 330 | Kea'au HI

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 5:00pm
From the town of Kea'au on the "Big Island" of Hawaii, this week's program features a young Hawaiian vocal ensemble performing segments from an opera inspired by Hawaiian myth and sung in the Hawaiian language. Also a young violinist who grew up in a very unusual home deep in the woods and totally off the power grid, performs the lyrical music of William Grant Still.
Categories: Syndicated

Getting into the musical weeds with Kirchner

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 5:30pm
Christopher O'Riley and teen pianist Evren Ozel discuss the literary underpinnings of Kirchner's "Interlude One"
Categories: Syndicated

Show 329 | St Paul MN

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 5:00pm
From St. Paul, Minnesota, this week's program features all Minnesota performers. We'll enjoy a virtuosic performance of Ernesto Cavallini's Adagio and Tarantella by 17-year-old clarinetist Anders Peterson, a teenage pianist shares the story of how he handpicked his stepfather when he was four years old, and and a brother and sister piano duo perform a raucous four-hands arrangement of Schubert's Der Erlkonig.
Categories: Syndicated

Married alums Peter Dugan and Kara Sainz sing Gershwin

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 5:30pm
"Embraceable You" by George and Ira Gershwin sung by From the Top married Alums Peter Dugan and Kara Sainz.
Categories: Syndicated

Show HL-27 | Highlights Show

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 11:32am
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.
Categories: Syndicated