From the TopAuthor: NPR
17 Aug 2018

From the Top

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NPR's From the Top showcases the music, stories, and unique humor of America's best young classical musicians.

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    Stravinsky & Iran

    Host Christopher O'Riley talks with teenage pianist Amir Siraj about Stravinsky's Petrouchka and Amir's Iranian heritage.

  • Posted on 13 Aug 2018

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    Show 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 meet a teenager from Massachusetts, who, in addition to being an outstanding pianist, has also received serious recognition for his work in environmental science.

  • Posted on 13 Aug 2018

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    Why does Chicago produce such amazing teenage chamber music_

    Christopher O'Riley speaks with three leading teachers of Chicago's teenager chamber music scene.

  • Posted on 06 Aug 2018

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    Show 348 | Highwood IL

    From the Midwest Young Artists Conservatory in Highwood, Illinois, this week's From the Top features a line-up of all Chicago-area young musicians, including a fantastic teenage piano trio playing Cassado and seven members of the Percussion Scholarship Group of Chicago.

  • Posted on 06 Aug 2018

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    Show 337 | York PA

    From York, Pennsylvania, this week's From the Top features outstanding young musicians soloing with the York Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductor Lawrence Golan. We'll enjoy a 17-year-old's performance of one of Schumann's most beautiful works for cello, a teenager that switched his focus from soccer to clarinet thanks to a life-changing concert experience, and a young violinist tackles Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 with the York Symphony Orchestra.

  • Posted on 30 Jul 2018

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