NPR’s From the Top: Portland, ME / Show 379

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 7:00 PM  |  Merrill Auditorium  |  Presented by Portland Ovations

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This program from Portland ME, guest hosted by pianist Orli Shaham, features conversations focusing on the unique stage of artistic development that each From the Top performer is experiencing at this point in their lives. We meet a young clarinetist who shares with us how he manages to breath effectively while playing extremely taxing repertoire, and a young pianist who shares how she tames her instrument in order to be a good collaborator with string players in chamber music.


  • Guest Host: Orli Shaham
    A consummate musician recognized for her grace, subtlety and brilliance, Orli Shaham has established an impressive international reputation as one of today's most gifted pianists. Hailed by critics on four continents, Ms. Shaham is in demand for her prodigious skills and admired for her interpretations of both standard and modern repertoire.

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Release Dates

  • Monday, December 16, 2019
  • Monday, August 3, 2020
  • Monday, May 3, 2021

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Support Provided By

Support for this recording of From the Top is made possible by the Onion Foundation, with additional support from Great Diamond Partners, and media sponsor, Maine Public.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

The performance of Mark O’Conner’s Limerock is part of the From the Top’s New Music Series with support from the Amphion Foundation and Aaron Copland Fund for Music

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