NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley: Washington, DC / 296

Friday, October 24, 2014 at 8:00 PM  |  Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University  |  Presented by Washington Performing Arts Society


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In celebration of a ten-year partnership and more than $2 million in scholarships awarded to young musicians, From the Top and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation bring you a special recording from our nation’s capital. Meet current and past recipients of the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award, including a female percussionist who is breaking stereotypes with her all-female percussion group (see a video about them here), and enjoy a special performance by Washington Performing Arts’ Children of the Gospel Choir.

Performers & Repertoire

Beyond the Concert Hall

The performers on this show visited River Bend Middle School, performing a special assembly together with a local guitar quartet and pianist, and conducting master classes for 8th grade music students. Special thanks to the staff at River Bend Middle School and Loudon County Public Schools for their support.

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