NPR’s From the Top: Where Are They Now? / Highlight Show 30

Thursday, June 11, 2020  |  Presented by From the Top


This program is From the Top’s annual “Where Are They Now” show featuring interviews with From the Top alumni and the fantastic music they’re making in their early professional careers. We meet a pianist who just released an album to raise money for the people of Flint, Michigan suffering from the contaminated water crisis, a winner of last year’s Queen Elizabeth Competition, and a baritone who just won his first Grammy.


  • Host: Peter Dugan

Performers & Repertoire

  • The Catalyst Quartet with pianist Stewart Goodyear
    Paul Laraia, viola
    Karla Donehew Perez, violin
    Jesse Montgomery, violin
    Karlos Rodriguez, cello

    Piano Quintet in G minor I. Allegro con moto by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor
  • "How Fair This Spot" and "Spring Waters" by Sergei Rachmaninoff, with Peter Dugan, piano
  • Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35, Mvt 3 “Allegro Vivacissimo” by Pyotr Tchaikovsky with the Belgian National Orchestra, Hugh Wolff, conductor.
  • “For Flint” by Jeremy Ajani Jordan
  • Sonata No.1 in G Minor, Presto by Johann Sebastian Bach for Marimba

    Two Part Invention No 13 in A Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach
    Yi Wei, marimba
    Béla Fleck, banjo

Release Dates

  • Monday, June 22, 2020
  • Monday, December 21, 2020
  • Monday, April 25, 2022
  • Monday, June 5, 2023

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Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

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