Radio Show Archive

 

Show 092 | Troy, New York

This week, From the Top welcomes a special guest, composer Peter Schickele, recognized as one of the most versatile artists in the world of music and especially well-known for his comedy based on the music of P.D.Q. Bach. Several of today's young musicians perform works by Schickele, ...read more...

Show 091 | Interlochen, Michigan

This week, From the Top returns to Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. You'll hear some of the school's top student musicians, including a teenage ensemble performing a movement from Mozart's Oboe Quartet and an 18-year-old saxophonist ...read more...

Show 090 | Lubbock, Texas

From the Top comes to you from the plains of West Texas, on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock. You'll hear Villa-Lobos played by an outstanding 10-year-old guitarist and Handel sung by a talented tenor. You'll also meet a sibling duo ...read more...

Show 089 | Boston, Massachusetts

This week, From the Top welcomes the 2003 Junior Division winners of the Fischoff Competition, along with a 12 year-old pianist from California and a guitar player from Alabama. You'll also hear the same Handel piece played by two very different instruments ...read more...

Show 088 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

This week, From the Top comes to you from the famous Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh, where the city's great orchestra, The Pittsburgh Symphony, accompanies teenagers in music by Debussy, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky. ...read more...

Show 087 | Brevard, North Carolina

This week, From the Top broadcasts from the Brevard Music Center located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where 22-year-old violin virtuoso Sarah Chang joins young musicians aged 15–18. Among them, you'll meet a trumpet player from Hawaii, a harpist from France, and a clarinetist ...read more...

Show 086 | Boston, Massachusetts

This week, in a very special program celebrating our country’s many outstanding youth orchestras, New England Conservatory’s Youth Philharmonic Orchestra joins us in Jordan Hall. The 95-member orchestra, under the direction of legendary conductor Benjamin Zander ...read more...

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...