Event Calendar

Music for Food and From the Top Benefit Concert
Brown Hall at New England Conservatory
Wed, May 28, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

From The Top joins Music for Food with a concert to benefit The Women’s Lunch Place, a Back Bay area food pantry and day shelter. Spearheaded by 17-year-old cellist Lev Mamuya from Newton Highlands, the concert will also feature more than a dozen From The Top alumni who live or study in the Greater Boston area. 

Performances by:

Lev Mamuya, cello (Newton Highlands)
Zlatomir Fung, cello (Westborough)
Kate Arndt, violin (Boston)
Phuong Nghi Pham, piano (Dorchester)
Michael Dahlberg, cello (Jamaica Plain)
Tristan Flores, violin (Lexington)
Daniel Kim, piano (Lexington)
Emilia Salazar, flute (Medford)
Anna DeLoi, harp (Plaistow, NH)
Yuki Beppu, violin (Lexington).
Quartet Noce, a student ensemble in residence at Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick

All proceeds collected at the concert will benefit The Women’s Lunch Place, a safe, welcoming day community for all self-identified women who are experiencing homelessness or poverty.
Suggested donation at the door: $10

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Radio Taping in Purchase, New York
SUNY Purchase
Wed, July 16, 7:30pm - 9:00pm

From the Top tapes its NPR show at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, State University of New York. This show is presented by The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America.

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The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America performs Symphonic Dances from West Side Story: Prologue and Mambo, by Leonard Bernstein

18-year-old clarinetist Silvio Guitian from Baltimore, Maryland, performs the first movement, Allegretto, from Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E-flat major, Op. 167, by Camille Saint-Saëns, with Christopher O'Riley, piano

The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America performs radial play by Samuel Adams

The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America Piano Quartet performs the fourth movement, Allegro molto, from the Piano Quarte No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15, by Gabriel Fauré
     17-year-old violinist Soyeong Park from Princeton Junction, New Jersey
     17-year-old violist Martine Thomas from Rochester, New York
     18-year-old cellist Kartik Papatla from Mequon, Wisconsin
     Christopher O'Riley, piano

The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America performs Porgy and Bess, A Symphonic Picture by George Gershwin, arr. Robert Russell Bennett

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Radio Taping in Aspen, Colorado
Harris Concert Hall
Sun, August 3, 8:00pm - 9:30pm

From the Top tapes its NPR show at the Harris Concert Hall in Aspen, Colorado. The residency of From the Top is made possible by a special gift by the Sidney E. Frank Foundation. With special thanks to Susan Beckerman. This show will be presented by the Aspen Music Festival.

For tickets and information, click here to visit the Aspen Music Festival website.

Juilliard Pre-College Piano Trio performing the first movement, Allegro con brio, from Piano Trio No. 1 in B major, Op. 8 by Johannes Brahms
          14-year-old violinist Qing Yu Chen from Queens, New York
          16-year-old cellist Macintyre Taback from New York City
          17-year-old pianist Huan Li from Guangdong, China, and currently residing in Elmhurst, New York

16-year-old cellist Lucie Ticho from Hinsdale, Illinois performing the Serenade No.2 (Spanish Dance), Op.54 , No. 2 by David Popper, with Christopher O'Riley, piano.

17-year-old pianist Taek Gi Lee from Seoul, South Korea, now living in Connecticut and attending Juilliard Pre-College, performing the Nocturne, Op.48, No.1 in C minor by Frédéric Chopin. 

Alumni feature: flutist Anthony Trionfo from Las Vegas, Nevada, now at The Colburn School in Los Angeles, California performing the first movement, Allegro, from the Sonata for Flute and Piano, Op. 167 "Undine" by Carl Reinecke, with Christopher O'Riley, piano.

18-year-old violinist Yiliang Jiang from Shanghai, China.  Performing the Sonata in D minor, Op. 27, No. 3 "Ballade" (5:30), by Eugène Ysaÿe (1858-1931), unaccompanied solo.  We featured Yiliang on one of our 2012 Beijing tapings and he has since won several national competitions in China.  Yiliang is studying with Paul Kantor at Aspen this summer.

From the Top Alumni Trio performing the fourth movement, Finale, from Suite for Two Cellos and Piano by Gian Carlo Menotti
       17-year-old cellist Anne Richardson from Louisville, Kentucky
       15-year-old cellist Zlatomir Fung from Westborough, Massachusetts
       18-year-old pianist Sarina Zhang from San Diego, California

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Radio Taping in Boston, Massachusetts
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
Sun, October 5, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

From the Top tapes its NPR show at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall in Boston, Massachusetts.

Tickets are now available!

Single tickets start at $27. Senior and student discounts available.

Special season packages are now on sale for a limited time. Prices start at $79 with student and senior discounts available. Get one ticket to each Jordan Hall show (October 5, 2014, and February 7, 2015), plus special merchandise, and an invitation to an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience.

For other questions, please contact Elizabeth Erenberg, Marketing & Communications Manager for Greater Boston at 617.437.0707 x128 or email eerenberg@fromthetop.org.

13-year-old violinist Masha Lakisova from Vernon Hills, Illinois, (Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist) performing the first movement, Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck, from the Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105 by Robert Schumann, with Christopher O'Riley, piano.

18-year-old flutist Elizabeth Sperry from Chelmsford, Massachusetts, performing the fourth movement, Allegro con brio, from the Flute Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 94, by Sergei Prokofiev, with Christopher O'Riley, piano.

18-year-old horn player Ray Seong Jin Han, currently living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, performing Rêverie by Alexander Glazunov, with Christopher O'Riley, piano.

17-year-old pianist Yun Chih Hsu from New York, New York, performing Feux d'Artifice (Fireworks) from Préludes, Book II by Claude Debussy.

The Gail W. Snitzer Advanced Study String Quartet from the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, performing Introduction and Finale-Allegro vivace from the String Quartet No.1, Op.7 by Béla Bartók.     
Beatrice Hsieh, violin, age 18 from North Wales, Pennsylvania     
Carolyn Semes, violin, age 17 from Broomall, Pennsylvania     
Joseph Burke, viola, age 18 from Kendall Park, New Jersey     
Zachary Mowitz, cello, age 18 from Princeton, New Jersey

Finale: Yun Chih Hsu, piano, performing V. "The Chase" from Out of Doors Sz. 81, by Béla Bartók.

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Radio Taping in Washington, DC
Lisner Auditorium
Fri, October 24, 8:00pm - 9:30pm

From the Top tapes its NPR show at Lisner Auditorium in Washington, DC. This show is presented by Washington Performing Arts, sponsored by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.

For tickets and information, click here.

8-year-old pianist Oscar Paz-Suaznabar from Alexandria, Virginia, performing the third movement, Prestissimo, from the Sonata No. 52 in G major, Hob. XVI:39 by Franz Joseph Haydn.

15-year-old violinist Kiarra Saito-Beckman from Bend, Oregon, performing "Carmen Fantasie" by Franz Waxman, with Christopher O'Riley, piano.

17-year-old flutist Taiga Ultan from Brooklyn, New York and currently studying at the Interlochen Arts Academy performing the Fantaisie for Flute and Piano by Philippe Gaubert, with Christopher O'Riley, piano.

Alumni Feature: percussionist Marcelina Suchocka from Chicago, Illinois, currently living in New York City and studying at the Manhattan School of Music performs "Texas Hoedown" by David Friedman

Marcelina Suchocka and the Excelsis Percussion Quartet, with Aya Kaminaguchi, Mariana Ramirez, and Clara Warnaar perform Prelude I and Chorus I from "Threads" by Paul Lansky.

Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir (Michele Fowlin, music director) performing "Praise Ye The Lord"

*Repertoire and program order subject to change.

 

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Radio Taping in Storrs, Connecticut
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts
Sat, November 1, 8:00pm - 9:30pm

From the Top tapes its NPR show at Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Connecticut. This show is presented by The University of Connecticut.

For tickets and information, click here.

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Radio Taping in Greenville, South Carolina
Peace Center for the Performing Arts
Thu, November 6, 7:30pm - 9:00pm

From the Top tapes its NPR show at the Peace Center for the Performing Arts. This show is presented by The Peace Center for the Performing Arts.

For tickets and information, click here.

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Radio Taping in Montclair, New Jersey
Alexander Kasser Theater
Sat, December 13, 8:00pm - 9:30pm

From the Top tapes its NPR show at the Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University. This show is presented by Peak Performances at Montclair State University.

For tickets and information, click here.

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Radio Taping in Boston, Massachusetts
Sat, February 7, 7:30pm - 9:00pm

From the Top tapes its NPR show at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall in Boston, Massachusetts.

Tickets and information will be available here soon. For more information, please call Elizabeth Erenberg, Marketing & Communications Manager for Greater Boston, at 617.437.0707 x128 or email eerenberg@fromthetop.org.

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Radio Taping in San Francisco, California
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Sat, February 14, 8:00pm - 9:30pm

From the Top tapes its NPR show at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. This show is presented by the San Francisco Conservatory of Music

For tickets and information, click here.

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