Radio Show Archive

 

Show 071 | Troy, New York

From the Top ventures to New York's Capital Region for a program recorded at the historic and acoustically rich Troy Savings Bank Music Hall. This week's guests include the fabulous teenage Empire State Youth Percussion Ensemble and an extremely young string quartet from Chicago. ...read more...

Show 070 | New York, New York

From the Top returns to Lincoln Center as guests of the New York Philharmonic. You’ll hear an artful performance of Poulenc’s Sonata for Clarinet featuring a teen from the New York City area, a performance of the much loved Adagio from Concierto de Aranjuez featuring a 17-year-old guitarist ...read more...

Show 069 | San Francisco, California

This week, From the Top knocks 'em dead at the world famous Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, California. We'll present one of the most talented teenage trumpet players we've ever featured and learn about his very unusual pet. ...read more...

Show 068 | Portland, Oregon

From the Top brings its signature mix of youth, classical music and humor to Portland, Oregon.  This week, we'll meet a dedicated 16-year-old violinist from California and hear the powerful story of her beloved violin's history. We'll hear Gershwin's  "Summertime" performed soulfully on the double bass ...read more...

Show 067 | West Palm Beach, Florida

From the Top comes to you this week from sunny West Palm Beach on Florida's Gold Coast. We hear the performance of a wonderful teenage pianist and learn why he's infamous among piano dealers in Massachusetts. Christopher O'Riley learns ...read more...

Show 066 | Bloomington, Indiana

This week, special guest and master cellist, Janos Starker, joins From the Top from the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. We meet an exuberant crew of eleven violinists who call themselves the "Violin Virtuosi," play a round ...read more...

Show 065 | Fort Worth, Texas

Young classical musicians who are also jocks... that's one of the themes of this week's From the Top. We'll hear tales of triumph from the soccer field as From the Top records in the acoustically marvelous Van Cliburn Recital Hall in Fort Worth Texas. ...read more...

Show 064 | Dallas, Texas

This week, From the Top comes to you from the Sammons Center in Dallas, Texas, where you'll hear a wonderfully subtle performance of Saint-Saëns' Sonata for Clarinet and Piano performed by a sensitive 16-year-old clarinetist. ...read more...

Show 063 | Boston, Massachusetts

This week's From the Top features an energetic string quartet of all ninth graders from Pennsylvania performing from Antonín Dvořák's American Quartet. We'll also meet an expressive 15-year-old pianist and hear her nuanced performance of Chopin ...read more...

Show 062 | Boston, Massachusetts

From the Top welcomes a very special guest this week, the extraordinary cellist Yo-Yo Ma, for a program filled with Mr. Ma's trademark humor, humility and artistry. He and host Christopher O'Riley premiere a piece written by a brilliant 15-year-old composer ...read more...