Radio Show Archive

 

Show 056 | Boston, Massachusetts

This week on From the Top you'll meet a quartet of violinists, one of whom seems to have a strange knack for crashing into things, and an 18-year-old oboist who just can't seem to get her driver's license. Also, Roving Reporter Hayley Goldbach travels to the home of a young harpist to hear her ...read more...

Show 055 | Boston, Massachusetts

This week on From the Top, we meet two delightful Norwegian sisters who serenade us not only on their classical violins, but also on their Norwegian folk fiddles. We try to bottle the energy of a 16-year-old flutist, and we present our special feature ...read more...

Show 054 | Boston, Massachusetts

From the Top features a wide range of stories and music this week, including a 13-year-old harpist performing a moving piece by the great American film composer John Williams, and a talented violinist, who originally hails from Bulgaria ...read more...

Show 053 | Highland Park, Illinois

From the Top records an episode at this year's Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois, with a special appearance by renowned Argentinian pianist Pablo Ziegler. The line-up includes a brilliant teenage guitarist from Mississippi, and Mr. ...read more...

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...