Radio Show Archive

 

Show 085 | New Brunswick, New Jersey

From the Top welcomes the extraordinary soprano Dawn Upshaw, who performs with several of this week's young performers. Among them, you'll meet a 14-year-old flutist who plays a fantastic fantasy based on the melodies of the opera Carmen and a 14-year-old violinist ...read more...

Show 084 | Rockport, Maine

This week’s From the Top was comes to you from Strom Auditorium in Rockport, Maine, where you’ll hear outstanding musicians from 13 to 18 years old, including a young bassoonist "from just down the road a piece" in Kennebunk playing a movement from the Saint-Saëns Sonata, ...read more...

Show 083 | Norton, Massachusetts

From the Top comes to you this week from Wheaton College’s Weber Theatre in Norton, Massachusetts, where you'll hear an outstanding 11-year-old pianist play Copland's playful "The Cat and the Mouse," and you'll meet a saxophone-playing teen who found a way to turn a tragedy into a triumph. ...read more...

Show 082 | Granville, Ohio

This week, From the Top comes to you from Denison University’s Swasey Chapel in Granville, Ohio, where you'll hear a teen soprano singing Samuel Barber's humorous "A Green Lowland of Pianos" and an outstanding 18-year-old violinist performing Bazzini's "Dance of the Goblins." ...read more...

Show 081 | Montgomery, Alabama

From the Top enjoys some southern hospitality and presents some wonderful young musicians from throughout the Southeastern US, including Fretworks, a mandolin orchestra created at a public arts magnet middle school in Montgomery, and a teenage couple who make music together. ...read more...

Show 080 | Bristol, Tennessee

This week’s From the Top was recorded at the Paramount Center for the Performing Arts in Bristol, Tennessee and includes a young soprano from Georgia performing “Monica’s Waltz” from Menotti’s opera The Medium, and a teenage pianist from Pennsylvania ...read more...

Show 079 | Oberlin, Ohio

This week, From the Top comes to you from Finney Chapel at Oberlin College in Ohio. Our special guest is the incredible conductor and singer Bobby McFerrin, who performs with many of the kids on this week's program, including in our grand finale, the gorgeous Pavane by Gabrielle Faure. ...read more...

Show 078 | Boston, Massachusetts

Recorded at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, today's From the Top includes an extraordinary young violinist from Austin, Texas who's turned pro and an outstanding pianist from Atlanta who performs Liszt. You'll also meet an animated young soprano ...read more...

Show 077 | Boston, Massachusetts

This week, From the Top is at home at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall in Boston. We meet a duo of bassoonists who play Bozza and reunite another talented twosome who met at summer camp. We also meet a cellist with a passion for watching soap operas ...read more...

Show 076 | St. Paul, Minnesota

This season’s holiday program, recorded at the famous Fitzgerald Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota, features young musicians from the upper midwest, including the 42 female members of the Bel Canto Voices, the Minnesota Youth Orchestra Brass Choir, and an extraordinary 12-year-old pianist ...read more...