Radio Show Archive

 

Show 021 | St. Paul, Minnesota

This week, From the Top presents the best of Minnesota in a broadcast from the Great American History Theatre in Saint Paul. We meet a brilliant 12-year-old violinist who’s also a budding expert in nanotechnology. ...read more...

Show 020 | St. Paul, Minnesota

This week, from the Great American History Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota, we'll hear outstanding young musicians from the Minnesota area. An 18-year-old soprano performs Handel, a young string quartet plays Haydn, and a 17-year-old harpist plays Hindemith ...read more...

Show 019 | Boston, Massachusetts

This week, from New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall in Boston, we meet a wonderful 17-year-old soprano whose love for Mozart is only surpassed by her love for her lipstick-red VW Beetle. We hear a beautifully lyrical performance of Wayne Barlow's The Winter's Passed ...read more...

Show 018 | Boston, Massachusetts

This week, from Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory in Boston, you'll hear a 16-year-old pianist from New Jersey performing Debussy's L'isle Joyeuse, a teenage string quartet from the Chicago area performing Prokofiev, and a 15-year-old saxophonist, originally from Russia ...read more...

Show 017 | New York, New York

This week, from Carnegie Hall in New York City, you'll hear five outstanding musicians, including a 12-year-old violinist from New Jersey playing from the Paganini Sonata No. 12 in E minor, a teenage flute trio from the New York area playing the Martinu Madrigal Sonata, ...read more...

Show 016 | Boston, Massachusetts

This week, from New England Conservatory in Boston, you'll hear a horn trio from Cleveland, Ohio performing the finale from Brahm's Trio in E-flat, a 12-year-old pianist from California performing Rachmaninoff  and Scriabin ...read more...

Show 015 | Washington, DC

From the Terrace Theater at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC, this week's show features a 15-year-old from Pennsylvania playing Vivaldi's Bassoon Concerto in C, a 12-year-old pianist from Washington, DC playing Schumann's ABEGG Variations ...read more...

Show 014 | Boston, Massachusetts

Guest artist Menahem Pressler, founding member of the world-renowned Beaux Arts Trio, joins Christopher O'Riley and seven outstanding young performers on this week's From the Top. Mr. Pressler leads our teenage trio in a brief master class and offers eloquent words of wisdom ...read more...

Show 013 | Boston, Massachusetts

This week, from Symphony Hall in Boston, you'll hear a 17-year-old from Baltimore playing a movement of Rebecca Clarke's Viola Sonata and a 16-year-old from Utah playing Mily Balakirev's Islamey. You'll also meet two members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra ...read more...

Show 012 | Spokane, Washington

From the Top travels to Spokane, Washington's Metropolitan Performing Arts Center to bring together some of the greatest young talent from the Pacific Northwest. We hear a performance of Haydn's Concerto in C Major performed by an astonishing 14-year-old cellist from rural Oregon ...read more...