Category: In Boston

  • We’re visiting some really amazing concert halls and venues this season, and we want to see your smiling faces in the audience! Join us at one of our upcoming tour stops near you: Saturday, September 19, 2015: Atlanta, Georgia Schwartz Center for Performing Arts Presented by Emory University Sunday, September 27, 2015: Big Sky, Montana […]

  • July (2)4th Weekend
    Aug 6, 2015

    Chad Lilley is From the Top’s first Beth Klarman Fellow, spending a summer interning with our marketing and program teams, and has appeared on NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley. This is part four of his blog series of seeing the other side of From the Top. You can read parts one, two, […]

  • Chad Lilley is From the Top’s first Beth Klarman Fellow, spending a summer interning with our marketing and program teams, and has appeared on NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley. This is part three of his blog series of seeing the other side of From the Top. You can read parts 1 and […]

  • Chad Lilley is From the Top’s first Beth Klarman Fellow, spending a summer interning with our marketing and program teams, and has appeared on NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley. This is part two of his blog series on seeing the other side of From the Top. You can read parts 1 here. *** […]

  • Prologue: My name is Chad Lilley, and I’m a classical saxophonist and Washington DC area native. I appeared on NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley in the fall of my junior year: October 5, 2013, in the near acoustically (and aesthetically) perfect Jordan Hall at The New England Conservatory. In the summer after […]

  • A few weeks back, we shared our cover of Charlie Puth and Wiz Khalifa’s See You Again, which has been seen by more than 100,000 viewers to date on YouTube and Facebook. At that same recording session, the From the Top band took a crack at another, quite different, current hit: FourFiveSeconds, performed by Rihanna, […]

  • We have heavy and grateful hearts here at From the Top today as we remember Gunther Schuller, who passed away over the weekend. Mr. Schuller appeared twice on From the Top; the first early in our history (Show 48) and then in 2011 on a very special “highlight show”, during which he and Christopher O’Riley discussed some of his favorite pieces from […]

  • If you’re here, that means you’re part of the From the Top family…Michael Thurber, alum and gala performer And if you’re reading this, you are too. We’re grateful for every single one of you, as we couldn’t do what we do without your support: listening to our NPR radio show, sharing our videos and stories, […]

  • The incredible From the Top band covers Jennifer Lopez’s “Feel the Light” from the Dreamworks movie Home. Shot on location at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, Massachusetts. And yes, we used drones. We’re cool like that. A From the Top video. All rights reserved. Please contact info@fromthetop.org for more information. www.fromthetop.org www.facebook.com/fromthetopfans …

  • On Friday, February 20th, From the Top’s Education team lead its group of young musicians through the snow-banked streets of Boston. This particular Friday evening would be a bit different than others, and not just because of the weather. Amid the winding, bustling halls of the Boston Children’s Museum, there is a special, large space designed specifically for […]

  • NEW SHOW: Show 300, recorded in February 2015. From our home in Boston, our 300th episode features an 11-year-old who is not only a precocious violinist, but happens to be a budding meteorologist — his long-term forecasts on YouTube are impressively accurate. A young cellist performs the gorgeous Andante movement from Rachmaninoff’s Sonata in G minor, […]