Category: Events

  • Tuesday, October 5th, was the first in a series of Boston Arts Leadership gatherings From the Top is hosting to bring together local musicians – high school, college and beyond – who are passionate about using music to make a difference. We met with some of last year’s Margaret Stewart Lindsay Arts Leadership Award recipients […]

  • We are proud to announce that the 50th Anniversary Season of the Young Concert Artists Series (YCA) will include two From the Top alums! Violinist Caroline Goulding, who’s appeared on three From the Top radio broadcasts as well as an episode of From the Top at Carnegie Hall, will be performing at the Gala Opening […]

  • From the Top alum and mandolin player Solly Burton (Show 197 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa) will be sharing his music next weekend (Oct 8 and 9) through radio appearances and live performances with Gibbs & Main, a Rochester, New York chamber music ensemble. Solly will also be giving a workshop “Kidsemble” with Terry Smith, Music […]

  • This week our show with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops (taped on June 8th) is airing across the country. We’ve created a multimedia press release to spread the word, which includes pictures, video, fast facts, and more. Please check it out and share it with your friends and family: http://pitch.pe/83496. To check local listings […]

  • If you reside in Boston, make sure to mark your calendars for December 5, 2010 – From the Top alum and violinist Caroline Goulding will be appearing at 1:30pm at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum as part of their Sunday concert series. She’ll perform a few different pieces and will be accompanied by Shuai Wang […]

  • 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 […]

  • Two From the Top alums are performing in Singapore this week as part of the Great Eastern International Kids Performing Festival: violinist Simone Porter and cellist Nathan Chan. Simone appeared on From the Top’s Highland Park, Illinois show in 2007 when was eleven years old, at which point she was basically a veteran violinist – she […]

  • Check out this great opportunity to be an arts advocate – you could win up to $5000 for your school music program! DoSomething.org and the VH1 Save The Music Foundation want YOU to lead the fight to keep music education in schools. School budgets are being slashed nationwide. Music and arts programs are often the first to […]

  • I have to admit it. I had no idea there were so many classical concerts to be heard in the Midwest, beyond Interlochen and Ravinia. The good news is, I was wrong. There are dozens of them – and you can get into plenty for under 20 bucks. -Lily Kaiser

  • When you’re a student, it’s hard to see classical music. You have to find a concert that fits your schedule, sometimes on short notice, persuade someone to come with you, (if you don’t have a lot of friends who love classical music), and, hardest of all, keep the whole night inside your budget. Good news: […]

  • On Monday, From the Top co-founder and co-CEO Gerald Slavet addressed music teachers from across the country who had all convened in Washington for MENC’s Music Education Week. Jerry spoke about the importance of music education and thanked the educators for their role in the artistic and creative development of our nation’s children.  “Without invested […]

  • Ann Gregg, from Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (and From the Top’s former education director!) brings us news of a great opportunity for musicians in the New York area who are college-aged and older, and want to give back to their communities. According to Carnegie Hall, the new community program, called “Musical Connections,” will  work […]

  • If you’ll be in New York any time from now until June 24, check out the Institute and Festival For Contemporary Performance’s sixth annual June Concert Series at Mannes College: The New  School for Music. Through the weeklong smorgasbord of concerts, workshops, master classes lectures, and symposiums, IFCP participants will push the boundaries of contemporary […]

  • “I think a lot about how, as a classical violinist, I spend so much of my energy honing my skills in a very narrow discipline. I want to find ways to use my skills to help make the world a better place.” — Caeli Smith This Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10 from 3-5 pm in […]