Radio Show Archive

 

Show 296 | Washington, DC

From Washington, DC, this week’s program includes one of the youngest performers From the Top has ever featured: an 8-year-old Bolivian American pianist. He performs the music of Haydn with a delightfully infectious sense of freedom and joy. ...read more...

Show 295 | Boston, Massachusetts

From our home in Boston, this week’s program features a 13-year-old violinist whose performance of the music of Robert Schumann beautifully conveys the composer’s romantic fervor; we also meet an internationally award-winning young pianist; ...read more...

Show 294 | Aspen, Colorado

 

This week’s program comes from the Aspen Music Festival and School in Aspen, Colorado, where many of the world’s top young musicians come to study during the summer. An outstanding teenage violinist from Shanghai triumphs ...read more...

Show 293 | Purchase, New York

This week, From the Top is broadcasting from The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College where the National Youth Orchestra of the USA has been in residence for two weeks, preparing for their national tour.

Show 292 | Salem, Massachusetts

This week’s program was recorded at The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, and given the show’s art museum venue, each young performer discusses a connection between the music they’re performing and a work of visual art in the museum’s collection. ...read more...

Show 291 | Sidney, Maine

From the Snow Pond Center for the Arts in Sidney, Maine, this week's From the Top features one of the strongest teenage oboists From the Top has encountered in the past few years performing a gorgeous Élégie by Francis Poulenc; a 14-year-old violinist performs Vieuxtemp's virtuosic showpiece, the Yankee Doodle Variations; and we meet a harpist who shares some wonderful stories about growing up ...read more...

Show 290 | Norfolk, Virginia

From Norfolk, Virginia, this week’s episode features a violin-cello duo made up of two wonderfully talented brothers. Their unusually generous and easygoing humor with each other is not only charming, but it also makes for a seamless musical collaboration. ...read more...

Show 289 | Seattle, Washington

From Seattle, Washington, this week's program features a local teenage violinist delivering an emotional performance of the music of Ernest Bloch, teenagers from Chicago perform a thrilling wild and fun work for sax quartet, ...read more...

Show 288 | Tacoma, Washington

From Tacoma, Washington, this episode features Prokofiev’s Toccata performed with a level of energy that can only be described as diabolically teenage (the performer is a totally brilliant, risk-taking 15-year-old), we’ll hear a young violinist perform a lush and lyrical piece written for her by her father, and we’ll enjoy music from a film by the great Japanese animator Hiyao Miyazaki sumptuou ...read more...

Show 287 | Miami, Florida

This week, From the Top comes to you from New World Center in beautiful Miami Beach, Florida. Among the featured performers, you'll meet a 13-year-old violinist who’s studying with a New World Symphony fellow, a 16-year-old violist who is an outspoken champion of the viola, ...read more...