Category: Events

  • We are really excited to announce that multiple From the Top alums have made it to the final round of the YouTube Symphony Orchestra! Voting ends tomorrow so please click over and vote for our alums (links below). The YouTube Symphony Orchestra is a global endeavor devoted to sharing the love of music and celebrating […]

  • From the Top alum and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Clifton Williams will give a performance in Boston next week! You may remember this young pianist from Show 195 in Boston in March 2009, where he performed Suggestion Diabolique by Sergei Prokofiev. Next Monday Clifton will join the Berklee College of Music’s Reverance Gospel Ensemble and […]

  • As you probably know, along with Carnegie Hall we have been very busy with The Big Break – An online YouTube contest looking for the best young musicians in America. Today we are pleased to announced our 15 finalists – and invite YOU to vote for YOUR favorite performances now through December 14! Finalists were drawn […]

  • A new trend is emerging in performance around the world – random acts of classical music. Maybe you’ve heard of flash mobs, where hundreds of people suddenly appear in a public place to perform a random and pointless act for a few brief minutes, and then dissipate. This idea is catching on in the musical […]

  • We’ve teamed up with Carnegie Hall to launch the Big Break – a YouTube contest for young musicians to win an appearance on a special broadcast of our radio show and a performance at Carnegie Hall! With a little over a week to go until the November 18th submission deadline, we’ve got some terrific entries […]

  • Very exciting news just in – over the weekend alums George Li (Show 144, age 15, piano) and Benjamin Beilman (age 20, violin) both won first prize at the Young Concert Artists (YCA) International Auditions in New York! This is an incredible accomplishment and we are very proud of George and Benjamin. This year the YCA International Auditions […]

  • The Montgomery Symphony Orchestra has announced the next Blount-Slawon Young Artists Competition on January 29-30, 2011 at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama. Applications must be post marked by December 10th! The competition is open to 7th-12th graders who go to school in the US. String, wind, brass, percussion, and piano are all eligible for entry.  The […]

  • We are excited to partner with Carnegie Hall to announce the Big Break – a new online contest that offers young musicians the chance to compete for a spot on NPR’s From the Top  radio broadcast, hosted by Christopher O’Riley, as well as an opportunity to grace the stage at Carnegie Hall, performing in a […]

  • 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 […]