From the Top
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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.
||CleanShow 318 | Boston MA||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,||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 335 | Danville KY||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 cl||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 326 | Cleveland OH||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-foun||5/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 327 | Aspen CO||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 alre||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanO'Riley Talks Stravinsky and Iran with 18-yr-old Amir Siraj||This is a bonus content podcast for Show 334||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 334 | Boston MA||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 mee||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Future of Classical Music – with Maestra JoAnn Falletta and Christopher O_Riley||The Future of Classical Music – with Maestra JoAnn Falletta and Christopher O_Riley||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 333 | Buffalo NY||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||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 304 | Wellesley MA||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||4/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHL-23||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 quir||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 317 | Louisville KY||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 R||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 332 Bonus Content||Show 332 Bonus Content Podcast||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 332 | Austin TX||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 cha||3/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 316 | Rochester NY||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 a||3/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 315 | Naples FL||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||3/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 314 | Orono ME||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||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 313 | Boston MA||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 o||2/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 312 | Big Sky MT||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||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 325 | El Paso TX||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||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 324 | New York NY||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 paren||1/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 331 Bonus Content Podcast||Show 331 Bonus Content Podcast||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 331 | Honolulu HI||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 pre||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 306 | South Bend IN||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 performan||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 330 Bonus Content Podcast||Show 330 Bonus Content Podcast||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 330 | Hilo HI||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||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 311 | Atlanta GA||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 stor||1/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 310 | Aspen CO||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 em||12/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 309 | Vail CO||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||12/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow HL-26||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 feat||12/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 308 | Chautauqua NY||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||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 329 bonus content podcast||This is the Bonus Content for From the Top Show 329 Podcast||11/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 329 | St Paul MN||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 ha||11/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 323 | Idyllwild CA||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"||11/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 322 | Davis CA||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 violinis||11/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 321 | Lake Jackson TX||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 m||11/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 320 | Lubbock TX||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 y||10/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 328's Bonus Content Podcast||Show 328's Bonus Content Podcast||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 328 | Boston MA||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 So||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHL-25||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 viol||10/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 319 | San Jose CA||From San Jose, California, this week's From the Top is an all-Californian show featuring young musicians exclusively from The Golden State. A multi-competition-winning choir from Northern California performs a traditional spiritual; a 16-year-old pianist||10/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 301 | San Francisco CA||The world-renowned cellist Matt Haimovitz returns to From the Top as the special guest artist of this week's program from the San Francisco Conservatory. With the young performers on the program, Maestro Haimovitz performs a very unusual piece—a childre||9/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 307 | Boston MA||In the contemporary spirit of performance trends like Groupmuse in which young performers organize impromptu house concerts to play chamber music, From the Top presents its first "House Concert" from Boston, Massachusetts, and it has a decidedly more inti||9/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 299 | Montclair NJ||From Montclair, New Jersey, this week's From the Top features the world-renowned Shanghai String Quartet making a special guest appearance. Two lucky teenage performers get the privilege of joining the quartet in a thrilling performance of the music of Jo||8/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 300 | Boston MA||From our home in Boston, Massachusetts, this week's episode features an 11-year-old who is not only a precocious violinist, but who also happens to be a budding meteorologist—his long-term forecasts on YouTube are impressively accurate. A young cellist||8/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 305 | Coral Gables FL||From the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, this week's From the Top features a remarkably bold and confident performance by a 14-year-old violinist from South Florida, a young soprano from New Orleans performing a musical setting of one of Emi||8/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 302 | Denver CO||From Denver, Colorado, this week's episode features a special guest appearance by one of America's finest living film composers, Danny Elfman. Our young musicians perform arrangements of his music from the soundtracks of "Milk" and "The Nightmare Before C||8/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShow 303 | Interlochen MI||This week's From the Top features students studying at one of America's most famous training programs for young musicians—the Interlochen Arts Academy—in rural Michigan. We meet the winners of the Academy's concerto competition, and the mighty Interlo||8/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Classicool kids is a bad name
Just call it from the top, that's what everyone knows it as. I think you should also put the whole show on here, not just one performer. Still a great show even if the name is awful.
Please podcast the full episode!
Why just include one performance? Please offer the full episodes!
This show rocks!
Of all the NPR programs this has to be one of the best! Keep up the great work!