NPR’s From the Top : Atlanta, GA / Show 370

Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 5:00 PM  |  The Breman Museum  |  Presented by The Breman Museum

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This week’s From the Top is a special program celebrating Jewish contributions to classical music featuring concert pianist Lara Downes as our guest host. We’ll hear a 14-year-old share what it’s like to grow up in a Korean and Jewish household, a new piece by a Jewish-American teenage composer gets its broadcast debut, and a spectacular 18-year-old clarinetist performs a movement from Leonard Bernstein’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano.


  • Guest Host: Lara Downes
    Lara Downes is among the foremost American pianists of her generation, an iconoclast dedicated to expanding the resonance and relevance of American music for diverse audiences.

Performers & Repertoire

Release Dates

  • Monday, June 3, 2019
  • Monday, April 6, 2020

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Support Provided By

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Benjamin Beckman’s appearance on From the Top is supported by ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund

Lara Downes is a Yamaha Artist.

Lara Downes is an artist represented by CADENZA ARTISTS LLC, 12021 Wilshire Blvd #710, Los Angeles, CA

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