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From the Top presents its first International program

From the Top’s first international show in Bogotá, Colombia last week was a collaboration with the Batuta National Foundation (Colombia’s national youth music program) and the Filarmónica Joven de Colombia (Colombia’s national youth orchestra), and was one of the most inspiring and rewarding journeys we have ever experienced.

After three decades, a public radio staple comes to an end!

For nearly three decades, WXXI-FM has been bringing St. Paul Sunday to listeners from 12:00-1:00 p.m. 

So what's with the Robo Announcers during the middle of the day?

WXXI-FM 91.5 has received multiple calls and e-mails this week asking about the "robo announcers" during the middle of the day this week. 

Who said Classical music is dead? Check out this festival of living composers - all under 40!

The 21st century is bringing with it a whole new generation of composers who are actively writing and performing classical music.

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Problem with June 11th Lyric Opera of Chicago

Astute opera fans may have notice that a portion of Un Ballo in Maschera was missing last Saturday 6/11.  We've just received this notification from the distributor.

Harpist Yolanda Kondonassis awarded the 2011 Cleveland Arts Prize for Music and Dance

Internationally acclaimed harpist Yolanda Kondonassis will be awarded the 2011 Cleveland Arts Prize for Music and Dance on June 28th at the 51st annual awards ceremony at the Gartner Auditorium at The Cleveland Museum of Art.

Crested Butte Music Festival

Check out the new takes on classical performances at:

http://www.crestedbuttemusicfestival.com/

Watch "From the Top" on You Tube

This week you are in for a treat!

 

Eric Whitacre virtual choir

It is amazing what technology and social media have done for classical music lovers worldwide. 

This is just one amazing video of composer Eric Whitacre and what he's doing to unite music lovers via social media.  What do you think?  http://www.wimp.com/choirvoices/

Kids and Classical music - they do co-exist!

Every day in the U.S. we struggle to keep music and the arts in schools.  Some even say that children don't like or listen to classical music.  Here are some really, really small children in Korea who look really happy playing classical music.  Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=yE7waNi5dc0

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