Radio Tour Schedule

Radio Taping in Vermillion, South Dakota
Aalfs Auditorium
Sun, September 15, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

From the Top tapes its NPR show at the The National Music Museum at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota. This show is presented by The National Music Museum. For tickets and information, click here.

Performers include:

13-year-old violinist Maya Buchanan from Rapid City, South Dakota, performing the first movement, Allegro, from Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24, "Spring," by Ludwig van Beethoven

15-year-old pianist Evan Lee from Brooklyn, New York, performing Transcendental Etude No. 4, "Mazeppa," by Franz Liszt

18-year-old saxophone player Jon Corin from Sarasota, Florida, performing the first movement, Animé, from Fantasia for Saxophone by Heitor Villa-Lobos

16-year-old guitar player Henry Johnston from St. Paul, Minnesota performing the third movement, Allegro non troppo, from Sonata No. 3 by Manuel Ponce

The Luna String Quartet performing IV. Finale: Presto from the String Quartet No.64 in D major, Op.76, No.5, Hob.III:79 by Franz Joseph Haydn

   17-year-old violinist Anna Humphrey from Rogers, Minnesota

   15-year-old violinist Emma Richman from Minneapolis, Minnesota

   18-year-old violist Alexandra Sophocleus from Minneapolis, Minnesota

   17-year-old cellist Nora Doyle from Minneapolis, Minnesota

*Program and repertoire subject to change

 

Radio Taping in Bowling Green, Ohio
Kobacker Hall
Sat, September 28, 8:00pm - 9:30pm

From the Top tapes its NPR show at Kobacker Hall in Bowling Green, Ohio. This show is presented by Bowling Green State University College of Musical Arts. For ticketing information, click here.

15-year-old violinist Sein An (Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist) from Maple Glen, Pennsylvania, performing Havanaise in E Major, Op. 83, by Camille Saint-Saëns with Christopher O'Riley, piano

15-year-old pianist Patrick Pan from Houston, Texas, performing the second movement, Scherzo: Allegretto vivace, from Sonata No. 18 in E-flat Major, Op. 31, No. 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven

Quartet Lumiére: students at the Music Institute of Chicago, coached by Mark Dreher, performing the first movement from String Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26 by Edvard Grieg

    16-year-old violinist Gallia Kastner from Arlington Heights, Illinois

    18-year-old violinist Rebecca Benjamin from Warsaw, Indiana

    15-year-old violist Mira Williams from Chicago, Illinois

    15-year-old cellist Josiah Yoo from Northbrook, Illinois

16-year-old double bassist Lena Goodson from York, Pennsylvania, performing Fantasia on Donizetti's Lucia Di Lammermoor by Giovanni Bottesini with Christopher O'Riley, piano

17-year-old composer Chason Goldfinger from Malvern, Pennsylvania. Quartet Lumiére will perform the fourth movement, Salamandrae (Fire), from his original composition: String Quartet No. 1, "Elemental", Op. 15

*Program and repertoire subject to change

 

 

Radio Taping in Boston, Massachusetts
NEC's Jordan Hall
Sun, October 6, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

From the Top tapes its NPR show at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall in Boston, Massachusetts. Buy tickets below. Discounts available for groups of 8 or more. For information, please contact Robin Allen LaPlante, Marketing & Communications Manager, at 617.437.0707 x103 or email rlaplante@fromthetop.org.

Performers include:

17-year-old cellist Lev Mamuya from Newton Highlands, Massachusetts

17-year-old mezzo-soprano Olivia Cosio from San Francisco, California

17-year-old saxophonist Chad Lilley from Olney, Maryland

16-year-old pianist Niu Niu, originally from Fujian Province, China, currently studying at Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, Massachusetts

16-year-old violinist Yuki Beppu from Lexington, Massachusetts performing Sonata in D minor, Op.27, No.3 "Ballade" by Eugène Ysaÿe

More performers and repertoire to be announced.

Radio Taping in Stanford, California
Bing Concert Hall
Sun, November 10, 2:30pm - 4:00pm

From the Top tapes its NPR show at the Bing Concert Hall at Stanford University. This show is presented by Stanford Live.

18-year-old violinist Youjin Lee from Los Angeles, California, performing the Solo Sonata in E major, Op.27, No.6  by Eugène Ysaÿe
 
Stanford Alumni Piano Trio performing III. Scherzo: Leggiero e vivace from the Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, Op.49, by Felix Mendelssohn.
       Youjin Lee, violin
       26-year-old cellist Anna Wittstruck from Asheville, North Carolina (Show 034, Charlotte, North Carolina)
       18-year-old pianist Hugo Kitano from San Francisco, California (Show 242, Santa Fe, New Mexico)
 
12-year-old guitarist Chase Onodera from Sacramento, California performing Prelude No.1 in E minor, Andantino espressivo by Heitor Villa-Lobos
 
San Francisco Girls Chorus, Valérie Sainte-Agathe, Music Director and Principal Conductor performing "The Pirate of Penance" by Joni Mitchell, arr. Christopher O'Riley
 
18-year-old pianist David Yu from Diamond Bar, California performing the Sonata No.2 in G minor, Op.22, I. So rasch wie möglich by Robert Schumann
 
Finale: Christopher O'Riley, piano, and the Stanford Symphony Orchestra, Jindong Cai, conductor performing III. Presto from the Concerto in G major for Piano and Orchestra by Maurice Ravel

Radio Taping in Wingate, North Carolina
George A. Batte Jr. Fine Arts Center
Sat, November 23, 7:30pm - 9:00pm

From the Top tapes its NPR show at the George A. Batte Jr. Fine Arts Center at Wingate University in Wingate, North Carolina. This show is presented by Wingate University, with support from Bank of America. Tickets and information here.

Performers include:

Van Cliburn third-prize winner and From the Top alum Sean Chen, who first appeared on From the Top in 2006 on Show 234 in Palo Alto, California

16-year-old flutist Olivia Staton from Vienna, Virginia

18-year-old bassoonist Isaac Schultz from Exeter, New Hampshire

13-year-old violonist QingYu Chen from Oakland Gardens, New York 

The Gerdes and Wang Piano Duo

     17-year-old pianist Clara Gerdes from Davidson, North Carolina

     16-year-old pianist Hannah Wang from Charlotte, North Carolina

Radio Taping in Costa Mesa, California
Segerstrom Hall
Sat, January 18, 8:00pm - 9:30pm

From the Top tapes its NPR show at Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa, California. This show is presented by Pacific Symphony. For tickets and information, click here.

15-year-old organist Michael Jon Bennett (Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist), from New York, New York, performing Praeludium in G minor, BuxWV 163 by Dietrich Buxtehude

KUSC Local Vocals High School Choir Sing-Off winners: La Cañada High School Chamber Singers from La Cañada Flintridge, California

Pacific Symphony principal flute and FTT alum Ben Smolen with Pacific Symphony Youth Ensemble member Ramakrishnan Kumaran, flute, performing the Rondo from Andante et Rondo, Op.25 by Franz Doppler, accompanied by Christopher O'Riley, piano

14-year-old pianist Anna Boonyanit from Redwood City, California, performing II. Chez Pétrouchka from Trois Mouvements de Pétrouchka by Igor Stravinsky

16-year-old cellist Ila Shon from San Francisco, California

Finale: Idyllwild Arts Academy Piano Trio performing III. Presto from Café Music by Paul Schoenfield 
     Yu-Ming Ma, violin
     Wei-An Hung, cello
     Vuthithorn Chinthammit, piano

Radio Taping in Chattanooga, Tennessee
Tivoli Theatre
Thu, January 23, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

From the Top tapes its NPR show at the Tivoli Theatre in Chattanooga, Tennessee. This show is presented by WSMC-FM Classical 90.5. To purchase tickets, click here.

The McCallie Guitar Quartet, from Chattanooga, Tennessee
    17-year-old Ralston Hartness
    17-year-old Matthew Norris
    16-year-old Drew Shikoh
    16-year-old Griffin Jayne
14-year-old pianist Mayuki Miyashita from Maryville, Tennessee, performing "The Tom and Jerry Show" by Hiromi Uehara
17-year-old flutist Adam Sadberry from Montgomery, Texas (Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist), performing the Martin Ballade accompanied by Christopher O'Riley, piano
18-year-old violist Matthew Geise from Plano, Texas, performing Suite for Viola and Piano by Ernest Bloch, accompanied by Christopher O'Riley, piano
14-year-old violinist Isabelle Durrenberger from Upper Arlington, Ohio
Chamber Music Connection String Quartet performing I. Allegro violento ed agitato from the String Quartet No. 1, Op.20 by Alberto Ginastera
     Isabelle Durrenberger, violin I
     Charles Gleason, violin II
     Serena Hsu, viola
     Isobel Alsup, cello

Radio Taping in Boston, Massachusetts
NEC's Jordan Hall
Sat, February 8, 7:30pm - 9:00pm

From the Top tapes its NPR show at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall in Boston, Massachusetts.  Discounts available for groups of 8 or more. For information, please contact Robin Allen LaPlante, Marketing & Communications Manager, at 617.437.0707 x103 or email rlaplante@fromthetop.org.

Website sales for this evening's performance have now closed. To purchase tickets, please call the Jordan Hall Box Office at 617.585.1260 or visit them at 30 Gainsborough Street when they open at noon.

18-year-old violinist Gregorio Lopes from Bloomington, Indiana (Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist) performing Melodie, Op.42, No.3 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, accompanied by Christopher O'Riley, piano.

11-year-old pianist Maxim Lando from Great Neck, New York performing "The Lark" by Mikhail Glinka, arr. Balakirev

15-year-old harpist Deanna Cirielli from Winchester, Massachusetts performing Impromptu, Op.86 by Gabriel Fauré.

14-year-old cellist Zlatomir Fung from Westborough, Massachusetts

Quartet Noce, Walnut Hill School for the Arts (coached by Laura Thielke)
      18-year-old violinist Joy Kuo from Lincoln, Massachusetts
      17-year-old violinist Rose Moerschel from Milton, Massachusetts
      17-year-old violist Sloane Wesloh from Stillwater, Minnesota
      18-year-old cellist Drake Driscoll from Holly Springs, North Carolina

Radio Taping in Rochester, New York
Kodak Hall
Wed, March 19, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

From the Top tapes its NPR show at Kodak Hall in Rochester, New York, featuring special guest Sir James Galway.

This show is presented by WXXI and the Eastman School of Music.

Purchase tickets here.

16-year-old cellist Annie Jacobs-Perkins from Pittsford, New York, performing At the Fountain, Op. 20, No. 2 by Carl Davidoff

19-year-old soprano Emily Helenbrook from Alexander, New York, performing "Adele's Laughing Song" from Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss

16-year-old pianist Carmen Knoll (Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist) from Carlstadt, New Jersey, performing Hungarian Rhapsody No. 13 in A minor, by Franz Lizst, transc. Aracadi Volodos

10-year-old violinist Pierce Wang from Fremont, California, performing the Grand Caprice on Schubert's Der Erlkönig by Heinrich Ernst.

Sir James Galway and an ensemble of students from the Eastman School of Music and Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra performing III. Scherzo and IV. Finale from the Petite Symphonie by Charles Gounod.
     June Kim, oboe (Eastman School of Music)
     Gwen Healy, oboe (Rochester Youth Philharmonic Youth Orchestra)
     Dominic Giardino, clarinet (Eastman School of Music)
     Jeffrey Guo, clarinet (Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra)
     Quinn Delaney, bassoon (Eastman School of Music)
     Maggie Bacon, bassoon (Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra)
     Russell Rybicki, horn (Eastman School of Music)
     Nikolette LaBonte, horn (Eastman School of Music)

Radio Taping in Boston, Massachusetts
Calderwood Hall at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Fri, March 28, 4:30pm - 6:30pm

From the Top tapes its NPR show at Calderwood Hall at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Massachusetts Cultural Council's YouthReach Initiative. The taping is part of the National Summit on Creative Youth Development, which is being presented by the Massachusetts Cultural Council in partnership with the National Guild for Community Arts Education and the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

This is a private taping; tickets are not available for the general public. For more information, contact Jodi Beznoska at jbeznoska@fromthetop.org

17-year-old cellist Georgia Bourderionnet (Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist) from New Orleans, Louisiana, performing II. Allegro from the Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40 by Dmitri Shostakovich

17-year-old guitarist David Steinhardt from Pittsford, New York, performing "Usher Waltz" by Nikita Koshkin

18-year-old pianist Phuong Nghi Pham from Dorchester, Massachusetts, performing I. Grave. Doppio movimento from Sonata No. 2 in B-flat, Op. 35, by Frédéric Chopin.

15-year-old violinist Tristan Flores (Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist) from Lexington, Massachusetts, performing Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28, by Camille Saint-Saëns.

The Bone Rangers Trombone Quartet from Chicago, Illinois, performing II. Presto from Tissington Variations by Raymond Premru.

    17-year-old Tanner Jackson from Tinley Park, Illinois

    15-year-old Alex Kusper from Orland Park, Illinois

    17-year-old Gabriel Ramos (Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist) from Chicago, Illinois

    15-year-old Ivan Saenz (Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist) from Chicago, Illinois