NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley Greenville, South Carolina / 298

Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 7:30 PM  |  Gunter Theatre  |  Presented by Peace Center for the Performing Arts


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From Greenville, South Carolina, this week’s episode features one of the strongest youth choirs in the “Palmetto State” performing a moving new work by a local South Carolina composer. We’ll also meet a euphonium player who performs with the speed and dexterity of a flutist, and we’ll enjoy Bach performed by the 13-year-old winner of the Tureck International Bach Competition.

Performers & Repertoire

Beyond the Concert Hall

The morning after the show kicked off with two back-to-back workshops at League Academy, where the performers wove personal stories and music together for middle school students from the strings, choir, and band programs. This was followed immediately by a mini “press-conference” with a handful of journalism students to explore topics including how each performer got their start and what advice they have for aspiring musicians. After lunch, the group went “home” to Katherine Woo’s own high school for a final presentation for over 75 students at the Riverside High School. Thanks to to the many who made this extended day possible, especially the Polinger Family Foundation, Staci Koonce at the Peace Center, and the staff and faculty of League Academy and Riverside High School.

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  • Monday, June 8, 2015
  • Monday, December 22, 2014
  • Monday, December 28, 2015

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Support Provided By

The Howard and Geraldine Polinger Family Foundation
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

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