Radio Show Archive

 

Show 231 | New York, New York

You logged onto YouTube, you watched, you listened, and you voted! We’re at The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WQXR in New York City, where you'll meet the winners of the Big Break Competition, including Grand Prize winner, percussionist Marcelina Suchocka ...read more...

Show 230 | Monterey, California

This week, From the Top comes to you from the E.G. Conference at the Golden State Theater in Monterey, California, where and an incredible 9-year-old pianist plays Chopin, a 16-year-old double bassist plays a piece written for Picasso's 90th birthday, and ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro performs some of his own compositions accompanied by our young musicians. ...read more...

Show 229 | Cedar Falls, Iowa

This week's episode comes to you from the Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, where you'll hear a a 14-year-old violinist perform the music of Sarasate and a 17-year-old cellist perform Shostakovich ...read more...

Show 228 | Athens, Georgia

This week, From the Top is in Athens, Georgia, where the great flutist Sir James Galway collaborates with two outstanding teenage string players in the Beethoven Serenade, Op. 25 ...read more...

Show 227 | Opelika, Alabama

This week, From the Top comes to you from the Opelika Center for the Performing Arts in Opelika, Alabama, where you'll hear a 13-year-old violinist play Beethoven and an 18-year-old guitarist play Paganini. Also, a young pianist shares the story of how music has brought him close to his little brother. ...read more...

Show 226 | Boston, Massachusetts

This week, From the Top is home in Boston at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, where you'll hear a 15-year-old pianist play Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 3 and an 18-year-old mezzo sing from Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod. ...read more...

Show 225 | Yountville, California

This week’s show comes to you from Yountville, California in the heart of the Napa Valley, where you’ll meet a teenage clarinetist who’ll play one of Mozart’s most exquisite pieces and then talk about a visionary music education program he created. ...read more...

Show 224 | Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

We’re in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania this week, featuring young musicians who are up to remarkable things beyond playing classical music. ...read more...

Show 223 | Abilene, Texas

This week, our show in Abilene, Texas proves that the pipe organ isn’t just for church anymore as two of the best teenage organists in America play 20th and 21st century concert music. Also, a 16-year old cellist plays Tchaikovsky ...read more...

Show 222 | Baton Rouge, LA

We’re at LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and today, a 16-year-old pianist performs the music of Debussy, a young violinist talks candidly with his grandmother about the risks of pursuing a career in music, and teenagers from New Orleans treat us to the traditional art of the brass band! ...read more...