Radio Show Archive

 

Show 181 | Portland, Oregon

This week, from Reed College's Kaul Auditorium in Portland, Oregon, a 15-year-old harpist plays Carnival of Venice variations, an athletic young violinist offers music by Beethoven, and a self-proclaimed moody pianist pours her heart into dances by Bach. ...read more...

Show 180 | Berkeley, California

This week, From the Top visits Berkeley, California, where a 12-year-old pianist joyfully wraps her brain and fingers around a Bach fugue, a hockey-playing bassoonist plays Weber, and a teen quartet offers up a new work by a local 17-year-old. ...read more...

Show 179 | Boston, Massachusetts

This week, from New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall in Boston, our line-up of outstanding musicians includes an 18-year-old pianist performing Chopin, a teenage string quartet performing Beethoven, and renowned violinist Hilary Hahn will collaborate with young players who are just about the age she was when her amazing concert career took off. ...read more...

Show 178 | Newport News, Virginia

 From the Virginia Arts Festival in Newport News, Virginia, a 17-year-old baritone sings Handel, a 15-year-old cellist plays Mendelssohn, and a teenage saxophone quartet from Chicago plays piece that really "cooks." ...read more...

Show 177 | New Albany, Ohio

This week, from New Albany, Ohio, an 18-year-old pianist plays the opening movement of Beethoven's "Waldstein" Sonata, a teenage violinist from Boston plays Wieniawski, and an 18-year-old soprano, who is brave enough to admit when she's wrong and her parents are right ...read more...

Show 176 | Houston, Texas

This week, talented teen voices ring out at the home of Houston Grand Opera. A 17-year-old soprano sings Copland and three Texan "spirits" sing a scene from Mozart's Magic Flute. Also, a confident clarinetist plays Saint-Saëns, and a teen trio performs Smetana. ...read more...

Show 175 | Boston, Massachusetts

This week's show, from New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, includes a 16-year-old violinist playing Gershwin, a teenage bassoonist who can solve a Rubik's Cube in under two minutes, and a 13-year old cellist who plays some devilishly difficult variations on a single string. ...read more...

Show 174 | Boston, Massachusetts

This week's show, taped at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, features an array of exceptionally young musicians. Highlights include an outstanding 10-year-old violinist playing Bartok's Rhapsody No.1 and a 13-year-old pianist performing a diabolical piece by Prokofiev. ...read more...

Show 173 | Rochester, New York

From the Nazareth College Arts Center in Rochester, New York, eight seriously musical teens tackle double reeds, voice, and all manner of strings in performances of music from the 18th to 21st century. ...read more...

Show 172 | Daytona Beach, Florida

This week, from Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach, Florida, our line-up of outstanding musicians includes a young pianist from Iowa performing one of Liszt's Transcendental Etudes, a local 13-year-old flutist performing the music of Telemann ...read more...