Radio Show Archive

 

Show 052 | Brevard, North Carolina

This edition of From the Top, recorded at the 65th Annual Brevard Music Festival, spotlights some of the country's rising young musical stars hailing from North Carolina, Georgia, and Pennsylvania, as well as a young musical student from China ...read more...

Show 051 | Lenox, Massachusetts

From the Top comes to you this week from the Boston Symphony Orchestra's summer home at Tanglewood, and features a rousing teenage wind ensemble performing two dances by Malcolm Arnold and twin siblings from California who play flute and double bass ...read more...

Show 050 | Starkville, Mississippi

Recorded at the 2001 Mississippi Piano Showcase in Starkville, Mississippi, this week's From the Top features a great line-up of kids from all across the country including a fantastic 15-year-old pianist from Atlanta who plays Chopin, and a 17-year-old clarinetist who performs Weber with virtuosic confidence ...read more...

Show 049 | Boston, Massachusetts

This week's From the Top comes to you from New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall in Boston. For the first time on our show, we feature a wind octet made up of talented kids from the Boston area performing the effervescent Divertimento by Jacob. We'll also discover ...read more...

Show 048 | Boston, Massachusetts

From the Top honors one of America's most distinguished composers, conductors and music educators, Gunther Schuller, from the stage of New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall. Schuller's arrangements for Ragtime Ensemble, originally composed for ...read more...

Show 047 | Washington, DC

Senator John Kerry joins From the Top at the Library of Congress to pay special tribute to a friend of the show, the late Boston Congressman Joseph Moakley, whose outstanding contributions throughout 32 years of service are celebrated with five exceptional performances by young musicians, ...read more...

Show 046 | Boston, Massachusetts

On this edition of From the Top, from New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall in Boston, you'll meet a piano quintet that includes two Fischoff Competition winners. You'll also meet a quartet of From the Top alumni that includes a commuting pianist who flies to Chicago from Virginia every month ...read more...

Show 045 | Boston, Massachusetts

From the Top plays host to a very special guest this week, Pulitzer Prize winning composer John Harbison. You'll hear the first movement of Harbison's String Quartet No. 1 performed by a student ensemble, and you'll also hear fabulous performances ...read more...

Show 044 | New York, New York

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center plays host to From the Top this week in an all ensemble program recorded at New York's Lincoln Center. You'll hear five wonderfully different chamber groups all from schools in the New York area ...read more...

Show 043 | Washington, DC

From the Top is joined by famed violinist Midori in an episode recorded at Washington DC's  Kennedy Center. Midori, who began her extraordinary career when she was the same age as many of From the Top's young performers, leaps right in and plays Haydn with two teenagers. ...read more...