NPR’s From the Top: Portland, ME / Show 380

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

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From Portland, Maine, with guest host Orli Shaham, this week’s episode features a young pianist who triumphed over a two-year injury to continue in music, a violinist who’s won three state-wide competitions and they aren’t for music… And a teenage cellist performs “The Swan” by Saint-Saens.


  • 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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  • Monday, January 6, 2020
  • Monday, August 10, 2020
  • Monday, May 10, 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

John Robert Santiago’s performance of Ian Clarke’s Hypnosis 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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