Vijay Gupta Co-Hosts From the Top / Show 386

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7:30 PM  |  Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts  |  Presented by The Wallis

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Violinist and social activist Vijay Gupta co-hosts this From the Top episode of inspiring young classical musicians – live in Beverly Hills, CA. He’s joined by our host, pianist Peter Dugan.

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This Episode Features:

  • A saxophone quartet showcasing superb technique on a Brazilian dance
  • An inventive piano trio featuring our co-hosts and a 17-year-old cellist
  • A 14-year-old violinist’s special connection to Brahms’ Hungarian Dances
  • A 10-year-old pianist’s performance of Chopin’s “Winter Wind” Etude
  • A hopeful performance of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by the LA Children’s Chorus


  • Guest Host: Vijay Gupta
    Vijay Gupta is a violinist, speaker and advocate for artistic voices in social issues.
  • Co-Host: Peter Dugan
    Pianist Peter Dugan has appeared as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician across North America and abroad. A sought-after crossover artist, Mr. Dugan has performed in duos and trios with artists ranging from Itzhak Perlman and Joshua Bell to Jesse Colin Young and Glenn Close.

Performers & Repertoire

Release Dates

  • Monday, September 28, 2020
  • Monday, March 15, 2021
  • Monday, September 27, 2021

Release date is when this show is released to NPR stations, here on our website, and to our podcast. Shows are released on a weekly basis; please check your local NPR station listing for the actual airtime in your market. If you'd like, you can visit NPR's "Find Stations" page to look for your station.

Support Provided By

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Phyllis and Angelo Mozilo
Gregory Annenberg Weingarten and GRoW @ Annenberg
The Volgenau Foundation

The Quantum Saxophone Quartet’s appearance on From the Top is supported by ACMP.


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