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From the Top with Host Christopher O'Riley



From the Top, hosted by acclaimed concert pianist Christopher O'Riley, showcases the music, stories, and unique humor of America's best young classical musicians.



Copyright: 2010: From the Top, Inc.
 



Show 324 | New York NY

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:00:00 -0400

From New York City, this week's program features a fiery performance of the music of Argentinian composer, Alberto Ginastera performed by a 16-year-old cellist from New York, a young oboist shares some beautiful thoughts about his Honduran immigrant parents and what they've taught him, and an unusually self motivated teenage piano trio, organized with no coaching or assistance from any adults delivers a wonderfully nuanced performance of Beethoven's Piano Trio in C minor.


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Show 323 | Idyllwild CA

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 17:00:00 -0400

From Idyllwild, California this week's From the Top features the excellent students studying at the Idyllwild Arts Academy. We hear a wonderful young cellist from China perform the music of Schumann, we'll meet a self-described "flute playing country boy" from rural Oklahoma ... and we'll enjoy a brand new piece for string octet commissioned by the Idyllwild Arts Academy on the occasion of the school's 70th anniversary.


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Show 322 | Davis CA

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 17:00:00 -0400

From Davis, California, this week's From the Top features a teenage pianist who has already achieved international recognition for her interpretations of the music of J.S. Bach ... we'll enjoy Ravel's "Tzigane" performed by an extraordinary young violinist from Southern California ... and we'll meet a young cellist with a moving story about the sacrifices his whole family has made in support of his musical dreams.


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Show 321 | Lake Jackson TX

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 17:00:00 -0400

From Lake Jackson, Texas, this week's From the Top features an energetic 11-year-old pianist from Texas performing the music of Mendelssohn, we'll hear a brand new work for four cellos written by a brilliant teenage composer from Pennsylvania, and we'll meet a very confident young trumpet player who thrives on the pressure of playing a brass instrument—he loves the challenge that, because the instrument is so loud, everyone can hear any mistake he might make. Not surprisingly, this young player makes very few.


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Show 320 from Lubbock, Texas

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:37:09 -0400

This week's episode features a 16-year-old pianist who is one of the few lucky students able to take lessons with the internationally-renowned concert pianist, Jean-Yves Thibaudet. We'll hear from Maestro Thibaudet and enjoy the young pianist's superb performance. We'll also meet a young violinist from the city of Lubbock itself who performs the music of Spanish composer Manuel De Falla, and a teen cellist shares a moving story about nearly giving up his instrument and the mindset that brought him back to music.


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Show 338 from Carnegie Hall in New York, NY

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:30:00 -0400

For the second time in the show's history, this week's From the Top from Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Room will feature a teenage counter-tenor and his guitar-playing collaborator for two beautiful art songs. Also on the program, a piece by a teenage composer is given its radio premiere by a quintet of From the Top alums, and a 16-year-old pianist who could give Yuja wang a run for her money performs a fiery piece by Alberto Ginastera.


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A teenage pianist gives an exclusive sneak peek of her upcoming YA novel

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:30:00 -0400

[PODCAST EXCLUSIVE] This week, we were privileged to speak with a particularly multitalented individual: pianist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award recipient, Coco Ma. Coco, a Julliard pre-college student, talks about and reads selections from her upcoming young adult novel "The Blood of Shadows". Yep, you read that correctly. 16-year-old Coco Ma has appeared as soloist with orchestras such as the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and still found the time to write a novel. [UPDATE] Read what exciting developments took place after this recording on our website: http://bit.ly/CocoNovel


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Show 337 from York, Pennsylvania

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 11:31:52 -0400

This week's episode features outstanding young musicians soloing with the York Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductor Lawrence Golan. Meet the performers: ||:ANDREW MAZANKO – CLARINET:|| Andrew, 19, hails from Sovetsky, Russia and now attends Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. He performs Rondo from Concerto No. 1, Op. 73 for Clarinet and Orchestra by Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826), with the York Symphony Orchestra. Learn More: http://bit.ly/337Andrew — ||:BEN DETRICK – VIOLIN:|| Ben is an alum of the show and began his musical studies in York, Pennsylvania. He performs Romanian Folk Dances by Béla Bartók (1881-1945), with Christopher O'Riley, piano. Learn More: http://bit.ly/337Detrick — ||:ZOE LIN – CELLO:|| Zoe, 17, is from Palo Alto, CA and performs Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70 for Cello and Piano by Robert Schumann (1810-1856), with Christopher O'Riley, piano. Learn More: http://bit.ly/337Zoe — ||:BARON CAO – PIANO:|| Baron, 16, is from State College, Pennsylvania and performs Hungarian Rhapsody No.11 in A minor, S.244 by Franz Liszt (1811-1886). Learn More: http://bit.ly/337Baron — ||:DANIEL RAFIMAYERI – VIOLIN:|| Daniel, 16, is from New York City and performs II. Adagio from Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26 for Violin and Orchestra, by Max Bruch (1838-1920), with the York Symphony Orchestra. Learn More: http://bit.ly/337Daniel — ||:THE YORK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA:|| The York Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Lawrence Golan performs Coriolan Overture, Op.62, by Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827). — ||:LEAVE US A RATING!:|| Whether you're a first-time listener or a long-time fan, we thank you for listening! If you're enjoying the podcast, please give us a rating in iTunes and leave a comment, we'd love to hear from you!


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Show 319 from San Jose, California

Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:27:15 -0400

Can someone with very little resources teach themselves about classical music by watching YouTube videos and emerge as a successful and original composer? Absolutely – 18-year-old guitarist Gianfranco Baltazar is proof! Hear his story, original composition, and a host of incredible young performers on this week's NPR's From the Top from sunny San Jose, California. ||:TIFFANY WEE:|| 18-year-old violinist Tiffany Wee from Redlands, California, performs Banjo and Fiddle by William Kroll (1901-1980), with pianist Christopher O'Riley. http://bit.ly/319Tiffany ||:ANDREW MOSES:|| 16-year-old clarinetist Andrew Moses from Los Angeles, California, performs the third movement, Sultry Waltz, and the first movement, Bop, from "Grooves" by Philip Parker (b. 1953), with pianist Christopher O'Riley. http://bit.ly/319Andrew ||:GIANFRANCO BALTAZAR:|| 18-year-old composer and guitarist Gianfranco Baltazar, originally from Peru and now living in San Francisco, performs his own work, "Mi Lima Antano" for guitar, violin, viola, and cello. http://bit.ly/319Gianfranco ||:LEYLA KABULI:|| 16-year-old pianist Leyla Kabuli from Davis, California, performs "Black Earth" by Fazil Say (b. 1970). http://bit.ly/319Leyla ||:THE MONTE VISTA CHAMBER SINGERS:|| The Monte Vista Chamber Singers from Monte Vista High School in Danville, California, perform "Alleluia" by Jake Runestad (b. 1986) and "Rockin' Jerusalem," a traditional spiritual arranged by Stacey V. Gibbs (b. 1962.). http://bit.ly/319Singers ||:FINALE:|| Clarinetist Andrew Moses performs the third movement, Allegro con fuoco, from Sonata for Clarinet and Piano by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963), with pianist Christopher O'Riley. http://bit.ly/319Andrew ||:RATE AND SUBSCRIBE:|| Whether you're a first-time listener or a long-time fan, we thank you for listening! If you're enjoying the podcast, please give us a rating in iTunes and leave a comment – we'd love to hear from you!


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Fattening up your 16th notes — Christopher O'Riley coaches a young violinist

Mon, 29 May 2017 17:30:00 -0400

Before they walk on stage and before we ever hit record, our young musicians first rehearse their music with Host Christopher O'Riley. In this podcast-exclusive session, Christopher O'Riley coaches 14-year-old violinist Sena Cho through the finer points of: dynamic pacing collaborating with a pianist investing emotions in the music, and digging deeper into the 16th notes to ultimately create a fiery and engaging performance. The music: The first movement, Allegro molto ed appassionato, from Sonata No. 3, Op. 45 for Violin and Piano by Edvard Grieg (1843-1907). Full performance on our previous podcast episode, Show 336 | Longview, TX. About Sena Cho: Sena is from Irvine, CA and is a freshman in the California Virtual Academy. She currently studies at the Colburn Music Academy where she is in the studio of Robert Lipsett. She plays a 1665 Nicolo Amati violin on generous loan from the Mandell Collection of Southern California. To learn more about Sena and to listen to her two incredible performances on the show, check out our latest podcast episode, Show 336 | Longview, TX, or visit http://bit.ly/336Sena Whether you're a first-time listener or a long-time fan, thank you for listening! If you're enjoying the podcast, please give us a rating in iTunes and leave a comment, we'd love to hear from you! From the Top: https://www.fromthetop.org


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Show 336 | Longview TX

Mon, 29 May 2017 17:00:00 -0400

From Longview, Texas this week's program features a 12-year-old pianist from East Texas performing the music of Paderewski, a heartfelt performance of Faure's "Elegy" performed by a teenager from the Chicago area and we'll hear a moving from the young flutist on the program who's rancher grandfather sold much of his herd of cattle to support her musical studies.


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Show 318 | Boston MA

Mon, 22 May 2017 17:00:00 -0400

Back at our home in Jordan Hall in Boston, this week's From the Top features a wonderful diversity of young musicians, including a teenage cellist who's making her way on her own in America after moving here from Belarus; a boy from Nashville, Tennessee, who's carrying on the great guitar tradition of that city; and a pianist from the Boston area who's just eleven years old.


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Show 335 | Danville KY

Mon, 15 May 2017 17:00:00 -0400

From Danville, Kentucky, this week's From the Top features a 10-year-old violinist performing the music of Edward Elgar — she also shares some colorful stories of growing up in Kentucky with her 6 siblings. Also on the program, a beautifully detailed classical guitar performance by a young man from South Carolina and Chopin performed by a talented teenager from Massachusetts.


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Show 326 | Cleveland OH

Mon, 08 May 2017 17:00:00 -0400

Recorded in front of a live audience in the television studios of Ideastream, Cleveland Ohio's public media station, this week's From the Top features an Octet of Cleveland area kids performing the music of Mendelssohn, we meet a young pianist who co-founded a youth orchestra as a teenager and a teenage bassoonist with an outspoken and playful personality performs the music of Weber.


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Show 327 | Aspen CO

Mon, 01 May 2017 17:00:00 -0400

From the Top returns to the Aspen Music Festival and School to feature the fantastic young musicians studying there during the summer. A 15-year-old pianist performs a thrilling piece by Gyorgy Ligeti, we meet a young harpist who at her young age has already soloed with the Israeli Philharmonic and gone on tour with a rock star, and a From the Top alum who became the first classical guitarist to graduate from Juilliard revisits the program.


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Show 334 | Boston MA

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0400

From Boston, Massachusetts, this week's program features a brilliant 12-year-old cellist from Hackensack, New Jersey performing a sonata by Shostakovich, we enjoy a beautifully detailed performance of a Sibelius Mazurka by a young violinist ... and we meet a teenager from Massachusetts, who, in addition to being an outstanding pianist, has also received serious recognition for his work in environmental science.


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Show 333 | Buffalo NY

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0400

From Buffalo, New York this week's episode features some of the best young musicians in the country performing concerto repertoire with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of JoAnn Falletta. A 15-year-old pianist performs a frothy piano concerto movement by Beethoven, a teenage cellist, who's parents are actually players in the orchestra, performs Shostakovich ... and the Buffalo Phil plays a new work by an 18-year-old composer.


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Show 304 | Wellesley MA

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0400

From Wellesley, Massachusetts, this week's From the Top pays tribute to Jewish composers and Jewish music. A precocious 12-year-old violinist performs the music of George Gershwin; a young tenor performs his own composition inspired by the great twentieth century Jewish poet, Hannah Senesh; and the show's finale features the great sound of Klezmer music.


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HL-23

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 17:00:00 -0400

Featuring nearly twice as much music as From the Top's regular episodes, this "Mostly Music" highlights program celebrates some of the best performances by young people From the Top has presented over the past couple of seasons. We meet a wonderfully quirky 14-year-old cellist, enjoy Mozart performed by a teenager from New York State, and we hear perhaps the strongest teenage baritone From the Top has ever encountered sing the music of Schubert.


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Show 317 | Louisville KY

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 17:00:00 -0400

From Louisville, Kentucky, this week's From the Top features a superb 17-year-old pianist from Brooklyn who wants to devote himself to the work of racially diversifying the world of classical music. We'll also hear an entrancing performance of "Over the Rainbow" performed on marimba by the local teen percussionist, and the Louisville Youth Orchestra perform a brand new piece by American composer Christopher Theofanidis.


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Show 332 | Austin TX

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:00:00 -0400

From Austin, Texas, this week's From the Top features a nuanced and emotional performance of Rachmaninoff's Prelude in G Sharp Minor, opus 32 by a 14-year-old pianist from California, we'll meet a teenage oboist local to Austin who's also been a world champion knife thrower ... and a young percussionist from Denver performs a mesmerizing piece on the marimba.


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Show 316 | Rochester NY

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:00:00 -0400

This week From the Top celebrates its young musicians with the superb Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and their conductor, Ward Stare. The orchestra performs concerti with three young soloists including a 14-year-old pianist tackling the music of Grieg and a 17-year-old clarinetist playing Mozart. The orchestra also performs the broadcast premiere of a new work by a 16-year-old composer, and we'll learn about that young composer's extraordinary side career as a boy soprano.


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Show 315 | Naples FL

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 17:00:00 -0500

From Naples Florida, this week's program features a highly emotional performance of Rachmaninoff's Piano Trio No. 1 in G minor by three teenagers from the Chicago area; a young oboist shares a funny story about how sibling rivalry has fueled his drive for excellence; and the local 14-year-old pianist describes how he raised over twenty-thousand dollars for a nearby children's hospital.


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Show 314 | Orono ME

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:00:00 -0500

From Orono, Maine, this week's program features violinist, educator, and composer Mark O'Connor as a special guest artist, and he brings his signature American fiddle sound to some exciting collaborations with the young performers on the show. We'll also hear the inspirational story of how studying music helped the young cellist on the program overcome major physical coordination challenges.


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Show 313 | Boston MA

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:00:00 -0500

From our home in Boston, this week's program features a From the Top alum who's gone on to be the first American pianist since 1966 to win the Silver Medal at the famous International Tchaikovsky Competition. Also we meet a pianist who's just nine years old who not only performs the music of Rachmaninoff with authority¾she also happens to have been an international chess champion.


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Show 312 | Big Sky MT

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:00:00 -0500

From Big Sky, Montana, this week's program features a young pianist who conjures up a great seascape through his multi-layered performance of the music of Maurice Ravel, a flashy violin showpiece played by a fearless 14-year-old from Santa Fe, and a local trumpet player who-when she's not practicing scales-is out running marathons across the Montana landscape.


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Show 325 | El Paso TX

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 17:00:00 -0500

From El Paso, Texas, this week's program opens with a powerhouse performance of the music of Johannes Brahms performed by a 15-year-old violinist from Texas. We'll also hear a lyrical new work by a talented teenage composer featuring the under appreciated brass instrument, the euphonium, and each young musician on the program shares a clip of music that first inspired them to dedicate themselves to musical study.


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Show 324 | New York NY

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 17:00:00 -0500

From New York City, this week's program features a fiery performance of the music of Argentinian composer, Alberto Ginastera performed by a 16-year-old cellist from New York, a young oboist shares some beautiful thoughts about his Honduran immigrant parents and what they've taught him, and an unusually self motivated teenage piano trio, organized with no coaching or assistance from any adults delivers a wonderfully nuanced performance of Beethoven's Piano Trio in C minor.


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Show 331 | Honolulu HI

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:00:00 -0500

From the Top returns to Honolulu, Hawaii with a program that features the excellent Hawaii Youth Symphony Orchestra performing a wonderful work inspired by vintage popular music from the islands ... We hear this year's 13-year-old junior winner of the prestigious Menuhin International Violin Competition and perform the music of Prokofiev ... and we meet a 15-year-old clarinetist who got his start in the visionary free urban music training programs of Los Angeles.


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https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510026/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510026/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510026/511282495/npr_511282495.mp3?orgId=1&d=3933&p=510026&story=511282495&t=podcast&e=511282495&ft=pod&f=510026




Show 306 | South Bend IN

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:00:00 -0500

From the Top comes to you from the premier competition for teenage chamber music in the country this week—The Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. We hear all the adrenaline-filled performances and Christopher O'Riley interviews the young musicians who have made it to the finals as they compete for the gold medal at this amazing gathering.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510026/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510026/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510026/510139879/npr_510139879.mp3?orgId=1&d=4105&p=510026&story=510139879&t=podcast&e=510139879&ft=pod&f=510026







Show 330 | Hilo HI

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 17:00:00 -0500

From the town of Kea'au on the "Big Island" of Hawaii, this week's program features a young Hawaiian vocal ensemble performing segments from an opera inspired by Hawaiian myth and sung in the Hawaiian language. Also a young violinist who grew up in a very unusual home deep in the woods and totally off the power grid, performs the lyrical music of William Grant Still.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510026/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510026/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510026/509020128/npr_509020128.mp3?orgId=1&d=3785&p=510026&story=509020128&t=podcast&e=509020128&ft=pod&f=510026




Show 311 | Atlanta GA

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 17:00:00 -0500

From Atlanta, Georgia, this week's episode features a thrilling performance by a local public school choir, a 14-year-old cellist performs Tchaikovsky's Pezzo capriccioso with tremendous warmth and spirit, and we'll meet a young organist with a great story of how his devotion to musical scholarship got him into a bit of trouble¾his local library once threatened him with over $2000 in fines for keeping so many musical scores out beyond their due date.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510026/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510026/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510026/507931901/npr_507931901.mp3?orgId=1&d=3926&p=510026&story=507931901&t=podcast&e=507931901&ft=pod&f=510026




Show 310 | Aspen CO

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 17:00:00 -0500

From the Top returns to the Aspen Music Festival and School to celebrate the young musicians who gather there to study and perform during the summer. A pianist who's just twelve years old performs the music of Robert Schumann, we'll experience a deeply emotional double bass performance by a young man from Seattle, and we'll hear about a wonderful outreach program called "Back to Bach," founded by a 15-year-old cellist on the program.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510026/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510026/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510026/507025975/npr_507025975.mp3?orgId=1&d=3768&p=510026&story=507025975&t=podcast&e=507025975&ft=pod&f=510026




Show 309 | Vail CO

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 17:00:00 -0500

From the Bravo! Vail Festival in Vail, Colorado, this week's From the Top features one of the top training orchestras in the United States: The National Repertory Orchestra. We'll enjoy the youthful energy of this ensemble in performances of the music of Falla and Poulenc. Also, a gifted teenage violinist from Washington State shares the moving story of how music transformed her from a completely emotionally shut-down child to a vivacious leader in her youth orchestra.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510026/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510026/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510026/506216842/npr_506216842.mp3?orgId=1&d=3935&p=510026&story=506216842&t=podcast&e=506216842&ft=pod&f=510026




Show HL-26

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 17:00:00 -0500

Featuring nearly twice as much music as From the Top's regular episodes, this highlights program celebrates some of the best performances young people have given on From the Top over the past couple of seasons. Amongst the extraordinary young people featured on this episode, we meet the youngest artist ever to record all of the Chopin Etudes with a major label ... and a violinist who, at the age of 9, isn't big enough for a full-sized violin ... but the sound produces fills the theater and brings down the house.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510026/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510026/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510026/505326900/npr_505326900.mp3?orgId=1&d=4370&p=510026&story=505326900&t=podcast&e=505326900&ft=pod&f=510026




Show 308 | Chautauqua NY

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:00:00 -0500

From the Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York, today's show features a virtuosic teenage recorder player (a rare breed in this country) who is not only an amazing musician, but also a formidable researcher of the Baroque era. Also, a 16-year-old pianist performs a Chopin favorite, and a young violinist shares a humorous tale of teenage romance.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510026/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510026/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510026/504484211/npr_504484211.mp3?orgId=1&d=3919&p=510026&story=504484211&t=podcast&e=504484211&ft=pod&f=510026







Show 329 | St Paul MN

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:00:00 -0500

From St. Paul, Minnesota, this week's program features all Minnesota performers. We'll enjoy a virtuosic performance of Ernesto Cavallini's Adagio and Tarantella by 17-year-old clarinetist Anders Peterson, a teenage pianist shares the story of how he handpicked his stepfather when he was four years old, and and a brother and sister piano duo perform a raucous four-hands arrangement of Schubert's Der Erlkonig.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510026/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510026/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510026/503645792/npr_503645792.mp3?orgId=1&d=4003&p=510026&story=503645792&t=podcast&e=503645792&ft=pod&f=510026




Show 323 | Idyllwild CA

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 17:00:00 -0500

From Idyllwild, California this week's From the Top features the excellent students studying at the Idyllwild Arts Academy. We hear a wonderful young cellist from China perform the music of Schumann, we'll meet a self-described "flute playing country boy" from rural Oklahoma ... and we'll enjoy a brand new piece for string octet commissioned by the Idyllwild Arts Academy on the occasion of the school's 70th anniversary.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510026/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510026/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510026/502931099/npr_502931099.mp3?orgId=1&d=3772&p=510026&story=502931099&t=podcast&e=502931099&ft=pod&f=510026




Show 322 | Davis CA

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 17:00:00 -0500

From Davis, California, this week's From the Top features a teenage pianist who has already achieved international recognition for her interpretations of the music of J.S. Bach ... we'll enjoy Ravel's "Tzigane" performed by an extraordinary young violinist from Southern California ... and we'll meet a young cellist with a moving story about the sacrifices his whole family has made in support of his musical dreams.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510026/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510026/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510026/502068023/npr_502068023.mp3?orgId=1&d=3822&p=510026&story=502068023&t=podcast&e=502068023&ft=pod&f=510026




Show 321 | Lake Jackson TX

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 17:00:00 -0500

From Lake Jackson, Texas, this week's From the Top features an energetic 11-year-old pianist from Texas performing the music of Mendelssohn, we'll hear a brand new work for four cellos written by a brilliant teenage composer from Pennsylvania, and we'll meet a very confident young trumpet player who thrives on the pressure of playing a brass instrument—he loves the challenge that, because the instrument is so loud, everyone can hear any mistake he might make. Not surprisingly, this young player makes very few.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510026/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510026/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510026/501073896/npr_501073896.mp3?orgId=1&d=3839&p=510026&story=501073896&t=podcast&e=501073896&ft=pod&f=510026




Show 320 | Lubbock TX

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 17:00:00 -0400

From Lubbock Texas, this week's From the Top features a 16-year-old pianist who is one of the few lucky students able to take lessons with the internationally renowned concert pianist, Jean Yves Thibaudet. We'll hear from Maestro Thibaudet and enjoy the young pianist's superb performance. We'll also meet a young violinist from the city of Lubbock itself who performs the music of Spanish composer Manuel De Falla, and a teen cellist shares a moving story about nearly giving up his instrument and the mindset that brought him back to music.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510026/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510026/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510026/500136529/npr_500136529.mp3?orgId=1&d=3946&p=510026&story=500136529&t=podcast&e=500136529&ft=pod&f=510026







Show 328 | Boston MA

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:00:00 -0400

From Boston Massachusetts this week's episode features a 12-year-old cellist performing a show piece by David Popper, we hear a moving setting of a Newfoundland folks song performed by the Young Women's Chamber Choir of Boston's famous Handel and Haydn Society ... and we'll meet a Boston teenager so zealous about studying classical music, he managed to cram 4 instruments, 2 Boston orchestras and a chorus into his life.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510026/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510026/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510026/499217891/npr_499217891.mp3?orgId=1&d=3785&p=510026&story=499217891&t=podcast&e=499217891&ft=pod&f=510026




HL-25

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:00:00 -0400

Featuring nearly twice as much music as From the Top's regular episodes, this highlights program celebrates some of the best performances by young people From the Top has presented over the past couple of seasons. An irresistibly charming 11-year-old violinist performs the music of Claude Debussy, a teenage soprano describes her charmed meeting with the great opera diva Renee Fleming, and we'll hear one of the greatest young trumpet players we've ever had on the program perform Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.


Media Files:
https://play.podtrac.com/npr-510026/npr.mc.tritondigital.com/NPR_510026/media/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/510026/498311872/npr_498311872.mp3?orgId=1&d=3920&p=510026&story=498311872&t=podcast&e=498311872&ft=pod&f=510026