Radio Show Archive

 

Show 261 | Boston, Massachusetts

This week we're at our home base, New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall in Boston, where you'll hear a 13-year-old cellist perform Tchaikovsky and a 9-year-old violinist perform a lively showpiece by Pablo de Sarasate. ...read more...

Show 260 | Troy, New York

In this week's cello-centric episode, one of the master cellists of our time, Matt Haimovitz, performs with our teenage musicians. Among highlights, you'll hear a performance of David Popper's Requiem played by Matt Haimovitz, Christopher O'Riley, and two fantastic teenage cellists, ...read more...

Show 259 | Beijing, China

From the Top comes to you this week from Beijing China for the second of two shows taped at the Central Conservatory of Music. Among highlights, you'll hear a fantastic 13-year-old ehru player perform "Sunshine on Taxkorgan"by Chen Gang and an 11-year-old violinist from Brunei perform Haydn backed by the Great Wall Soloists conducted by Kurt Sassmannshaus. ...read more...

Show 258 | Beijing, China

This week, From the Top crosses the world to Beijing, China! We're at the Central Conservatory of Music, a fantastic institution that provides training to many of the best young musicians from all around the country and beyond. ...read more...

Show 257 | Chautauqua, New York

This week, we're at Chautauqua Amphitheater at the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York, where you'll hear a teenage guitarist play his own arrangement of Scarlatti and a 13-year-old pianist perform Liszt. ...read more...

Show 256 | Grapevine, TX

Does the discipline and dedication required to serve in our nation’s armed forces have anything in common with the discipline and dedication required to become a skilled classical musician? All of the kids on today’s show would say, "Yes!" ...read more...

Show 255 | Bogotá, Colombia

What do young musicians who come from the edge of the Amazon rain forest, the sophisticated big city of Bogotá, and the villages and towns in-between have in common? An incredible music education system and one of the top youth orchestras in the Americas! This week, From the Top ...read more...

Show 254 | Houston, TX

This week's show comes to you from the Brown Theater at the Wortham Center in Houston, Texas, where you'll hear a 17-year-old baritone sing Schubert and a 15-year-old pianist play Liszt’s "La Campanella." Also, the Houston Youth Symphony ...read more...

Show 253 | Portland, Oregon

Presented by Portland Piano International, This week's From the Top comes to you from the Newmark Theater in Portland, Oregon, where you'll hear two sisters from New York playing Percy Granger’s two-piano Fantasy on “Porgy and Bess” and an outstanding trio from Julliard perform the holy grail ...read more...

Show 252 | Chattanooga, TN

This week, From the Top comes to you from the Tivoli Theater in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where you'll hear a 14-year-old violinist from California perform the glitzy “Carmen Fantasie” by Franz Waxman and enjoy an audio postcard sent in by a 16-year-old bass/baritone from nearby Lookout Mountain ...read more...