2010-2011 Season Tour Dates

We are pleased to announce our 2010-2011 national tour dates for taping our popular NPR radio program hosted by acclaimed concert pianist Christopher O’Riley. The tour will include concert events at From the Top’s home base at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall and cities from Athens, GA to Yountville, CA and will mark From the Top’s eleventh season in public broadcasting.

What began as a radio experiment in 2000 quickly became one of the fastest growing and most popular weekly classical music programs on public radio. Broadcast on nearly 250 stations nationwide to an audience of more than 700,000 listeners each week, From the Top celebrates the amazing performances and captivating stories of America’s best pre-college classical musicians. We are proud to continue our work through the 2011 season!

2010-2011 From the Top’s NPR Radio Taping Schedule*

Tuesday July 13, 2010: St. Paul, Minnesota
Presented by Young Artist World Piano Festival

Tuesday, October 12, 2010: Davenport, Iowa
Presented by Orchestra Iowa as part of From the Top’s Iowa Residency, Iowa Makes Music

Sunday, October 24, 2010: Boston, Massachusetts
New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall

Tuesday, November 2, 2010: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Presented by LSU College of Music and Dramatic Arts

Tuesday, November 16, 2010: Abilene, Texas
Presented by KACU-FM

Friday, December 3, 2010: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Presented by the Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University

Sunday, January 23, 2011: Yountville, California
Presented by the Lincoln Theater Napa Valley

Saturday, January 29, 2011: Boston, Massachusetts
New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall

Tuesday, February 8, 2011: Opelika, Alabama
Presented by the Arts Association of East Alabama

Sunday, February 27, 2011: Athens, GA
Presented by the University of Georgia Performing Arts Center

Wednesday, March 30, 2011: Cedar Falls, Iowa
Presented by Orchestra Iowa as part of From the Top’s Iowa Residency, Iowa Makes Music

Saturday, April 16, 2011: College Park, Maryland
Presented by the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland

Tuesday, April 26, 2011: Carmel, Indiana
Presented by The Palladium at The Center for the Performing Arts

Wednesday, May 4, 2011: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Presented by the Virginia Arts Festival at the Sandler Center.

Sunday, May 15, 2011: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Presented by KCSC-FM at the Rose State College Performing Arts Theatre

*Keep in mind the schedule is subject to change; you can always find the most up-to-date taping schedule on our website.

  • Betty and Granger Morgan

    Dear Chris,

    We loved the event at Diana and Peter Janetta’s. Thanks for the Beethoven. It was great to see you – hope to get to talk next time.

    Betty & Granger

  • Greg Tracy


    I brought 50 middle school students to the concert with the Boston Pops this spring. What a fantastic concert. My students were inspired! Many wonderful conversations and comments came as a result of the From the Top performance. I will be sure to come to a performance at Jordan Hall this year.
    Greg Tracy
    Plymouth South Middle School (band director)

  • fttgreenroom

    Greg — Awesome to hear that your students enjoyed the From the Top show with the Boston Pops. We’d love to have you at Jordan Hall and are happy to offer school groups a special discount. Just send us an email at ticketing@fromthetop.org and we can work something out!

    From the Top

  • How wonderful that you are going to out of the way, off the beaten path to places like Iowa. When I was growing up in Iowa in the 60’s & 70’s I was always left with the impression that everything cultural happened on the East Coast. How important it is to remind young people that talent can be developed and even discovered in the humblest places.
    There’s much more than you think growing in Iowa besides corn. Corn is just what pays for it all.