Radio Show Archive

 

Show 036 | Idyllwild, California

From the Top travels across the country to the Idyllwild Arts Academy, site of one of the nation’s most prestigious pre-college musical training programs. We meet some of the school’s most talented soloists and their top string ensemble. ...read more...

Show 035 | Granville, Ohio

This week on From the Top, recorded at Swasey Chapel on the campus of Denison University in Granville, Ohio, we meet a young Laotian-American singer whose parents fled war-torn Southeast Asia for a new life in the U.S. and a rare teenage guitar player from the Northwest ...read more...

Show 034 | Charlotte, North Carolina

This week, From the Top comes to you from Charlotte, North Carolina, and welcomes special guest, New York Philharmonic principal oboist Joseph Robinson. You'll hear a talented high school string quartet from the Atlanta area, which plays with “Oboe Joe” ...read more...

Show 033 | Atlanta, Georgia

This week, From the Top comes to you from one of the South’s premier concert venues, Spivey Hall at Clayton College just outside Atlanta. Spivey Hall’s distinguished Albert Schweitzer Memorial Organ, known as the “Rose Bowl of concert organs,” is put through its paces by a 16-year-old ...read more...

Show 032 | Boston, Massachusetts

From the Top brings its youthful brand of holiday cheer this week with a show that features especially inspirational music. We'll hear a youth chorus from the Boston area and meet a dynamic teenage horn quintet. Plus, you'll meet the "tubist who taps" ...read more...

Show 031 | Boston, Massachusetts

Sometimes on From the Top we meet a young performer who stuns us with her level of determination. That's the case with Megan Cullen, a phenomenal teenage French horn player who has really had to swim upstream to continue playing music. ...read more...

Show 030 | Boston, Massachusetts

This week on From the Top we meet a 17-year-old soprano who lives to sing desperate tortured arias, our roving reporter Hayley Goldbach receives fashion first-aid from a teenage flutist, and it’s the violin vs. the viola in a special round of "Musical Jeopardy." ...read more...

Show 029 | Boston, Massachusetts

This week's From the Top covers the whole range of teenage triumph and foible. We meet a 17-year-old percussionist who dreams of a future in organ research and a 13-year-old violinist who bravely defies pop culture ...read more...

Show 028 | Boston, Massachusetts

This week, from New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall in Boston, you'll hear five outstanding musicians, including a 13-year old violinist from California playing Wieniawski and a 15-year-old pianist from Alaska playing Liszt ...read more...

Show 027 | Interlochen, Michigan

This week the performers on From the Top play for groceries. That's right, From the Top tapes from the internationally renowned Interlochen Center for the Arts Summer Program in Michigan, and anyone who's ever been to camp knows that camp food can become a bit... difficult ...read more...