NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley

What began as a radio experiment in 2000 quickly became the most popular weekly one-hour classical music program on public radio. Broadcast on more than 220 stations nationwide to an audience of more than half a million listeners, From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley celebrates the stories, talents, and character of America’s best pre-collegiate classically-trained musicians.

Now in its 17th season, From the Top delights both seasoned classical listeners and new classical music fans. Each one-hour broadcast features five or six performances along with interviews, revealing the heart and soul behind the talent of these extraordinary young musicians.

Check out the full archive of radio recordings here.

 “entertaining, accessible, and inspirational.”The Boston Globe

From the Top gives young musicians the stage but lets them act their age. It’s serious music but classically kids.” The New York Times

“Tune in to From the Top and give yourself a dose of music and hope.” The Los Angeles Times