NPR’s From the Top: Interlochen, MI / Show 368

Friday, March 15, 2019 at 7:30 PM  |  Corson Auditorium at Interlochen Center for the Arts  |  Presented by Interlochen Center for the Arts

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From the Corson Auditorium at Interlochen Center for the Arts, this week’s episode features a cast made up entirely by students of the renowned high school. Film and television actor Damon Gupton is our guest host and sets the stage for a young tubist who performs a virtuosic concerto. A group of seven percussionists perform the aptly titled work “Shared Space”, and a 17-year-old cellist passionately shares a beautiful work by Tchaikovsky.

Featured Video


  • Guest Host: Damon Gupton
    Actor Damon Gupton, known for appearing in TV series including Criminal Minds, Bates Motel and Black Lightning, as well as films such as La La Land and Whiplash, is also an accomplished orchestral conductor.
  • Pianist: Michelle Cann
    Concert pianist and From the Top alumna Michelle Cann is a young artist with a deep musical commitment to performing a wide range of repertoire throughout the US and to bringing the arts to local communities.

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Release Dates

  • Monday, May 6, 2019
  • Monday, November 18, 2019
  • Monday, May 25, 2020
  • Monday, November 2, 2020

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Support Provided By

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

The Interlochen Percussion Ensemble’s appearance is supported by Associated Chamber Music Players (ACMP)

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