NPR’s From the Top: Boston, MA / Show 383

Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 2:00 PM  |  New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall  |  Presented by From the Top


14-time Grammy Award winner Paquito D’Rivera collaborates with the young musicians on this week’s From the Top as a special guest artist. Recorded in New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall in Boston, the episode features Paquito performing a virtuosic duo (written by Paquito himself) with a young guitarist. We also meet a young soprano with a moving story about overcoming a deep fear of singing in public … and a 13-year-old performs a 19th century Welsh melody written by Queen Victoria’s royal harpist.


  • Guest Host: Paquito D'Rivera
    Paquito D’Rivera defies categorization. The winner of fourteen GRAMMY Awards, he is celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz and his achievements as a classical composer.
  • Co-Host: Peter Dugan
    Peter has appeared as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician across North America and abroad. A sought-after crossover artist, Peter has performed in duos and trios with artists ranging from Itzhak Perlman and Joshua Bell to Jesse Colin Young and Glenn Close.

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Support Provided By

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

Performances of D’Rivera’s La Fleur de Cayenne and Vals Venezolano and Bunch’s Cookbook are part of From the Top’s New Music Series with support from the Amphion Foundation and Aaron Copland Fund for Music

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