Category: Links We Like

  • To everyone who supported From the Top this past year, we want to express our thanks by sharing some of our favorite moments from 2014. Let’s take it From the Top. 1. In May, violinist Yuki Beppu, who performed most recently on Show 292, appeared on Good Morning America to reenact her viral rendition of a Lady […]

  • We would like to think that if Beethoven arrived in the 21st century, hearing magically restored, he would see the performers on From the Top as a sign of the invigorated future for classical music, full of passion, humor, and music that defies labels. He’d see the music schools and programs that we visit around […]

  • UPDATE! Here’s the clip of Yuki on GMA this morning. We had so much fun and are so proud of Yuki! Tune in to Good Morning America between 7:30–8:00 AM on Thursday, May 1, to see From the Top alum Yuki Beppu talk about Lady Gaga, classical music, and how she is on a mission […]

  • We are pleased to announce the release of From the Top’s new iPhone app! Powered by Instant Encore, the mobile tool gives fans up-to-the minute access to From the Top’s podcasts, videos, radio show clips, news updates, concert listings and more. The application is available through the iTunes store and requires users to create an […]

  • This week’s installment of Links we Like is my final here at From the Top. It has been such an honor to share my thoughts and ideas on this blog for the past two months, and an experience I will not soon forget. Wanting to end on a high note (no musical pun intended), we […]

  • This week’s Links we Like is one of my last as an intern here at From the Top, so I wanted to take this opportunity to stress the inner strength and beauty of music. This final installment observes the capacity of music to better the lives of others. Whether it be the gift of healing, the […]

  • Whether it be performing a benefit concert for charity or simply encouraging others to attend a live performance, the future of music depends on the contribution of those who possess the knowledge and the means. As performers and fans of music, we must adapt a selfless approach to preserve an art form that stands as […]

  • This week in Links we Like, we take a glimpse at the abundance of summer’s classical music events occurring across the globe. From a listing of North American summer music festival concerts, to the establishment of a society for music education in Nepal, to a group of nuns from Avignon signing a record deal with […]

  • This week in Links we Like, we view the financial influences of the arts. Business transactions are a vital part of the music industry: raising funds for arts organizations, purchasing instruments/music materials, buying tickets and recordings, etc. Such an observation is a striking one in a time when our economy is placing more and more […]

  • This week in Links we Like, we observe the role that classical music can play in diplomacy and making a difference. Whether it be defending the importance of music education or supporting a political movement, music serves as a powerful catalyst for uniting people and ideas behind a cause. Also, as a little side note, […]

  • Hi everyone! Here is another installment of the Links We Like series. This week’s stories all deal with the breaking of conventions and the exploration of alternate concepts in the classical music world. We hope you enjoy them, and happy early Fourth of July! Composer or Imposter – Is Creativity Solely a Human Trait? When […]

  • Mozart, the “quicker-bio-degrader”? The concept of bacteria serving as decontaminating devices is a bizarre one, yet even more bizarre is the move by a German waste treatment plant to improve the speed and efficacy of these tiny microbes: playing Mozart. The harmonies allegedly produce greater efficiency in the breaking down of sewage and waste; all […]

  • Hi everyone! We have brought back a favorite for the summer – Links we Like. Once a week, we’ll post a series of links to stories, articles, etc. that we find interesting and believe you will enjoy as well. Stay tuned for next week’s post! The Rite Revived: When Disney’s Fantasia chose to portray the […]

  • Today is National Arts Advocacy Day! Our friends at Americans for the Arts have organized hundreds of dedicated arts supporters from across the country to come together in Washington, DC to tell Capitol Hill how important culture is to our communities, how much arts education means to our children, and how much the arts improve […]

  • For every holiday e-card you send to your friends, Fidelity Investments will donate $1 to buy instruments for public school students! So help music education, save 44 cents on postage, and Happy Holidays!

  • On this week’s broadcast, Atlanta audience member Zhanna Arshanskaya dedicates a piece to Christopher O’Riley, whom she calls “the ambassador of music  for young people.” But it’s Zhanna’s story that we find truly moving. A holocaust survivor, Zhanna endured through her ability to play music. Following the war, she eventually went on to attend the […]

  • Calling all young composers! London’s Royal Opera House is asking 11-14 year-old composers to write a fanfare to replace the regular school bell that is run to mark the end of an interval. The winning fanfare will be played and recorded by the Royal Opera House orchestra. The deadline is February 12, 2010. So tell […]

  • The folks at the Montgomery Symphony have opened applications for this year’s Blount-Slawson Young Artists Competition held in Montgomery, Alabama on January 30 and 31, 2010. This is a great opportunity for classical musicians in grades 7 through 12 to show their chops in a prestigious competition with some great prizes. The first prize winner […]

  • Our heartfelt condolences go out to our amazing producer Tom Voegeli and his family on the passing of his father, Don Voegeli. He was 89. Don was a pianist and composer, who wrote classical, jazz and experimental music. He taught in the music department at University of Wisconsin. He was also known for writing the […]

  • As if you needed any more reasons to support the arts in schools! According to a study by the Center for Arts Education, New York City high schools that offer the most access to arts education have higher graduation rates than schools that offer the least access to quality arts instruction. According to the report: […]