From the Top

Christopher O'Riley


From the Top with Host Christopher O'Riley celebrates the stories, talents, and character of America s best young classically-trained musicians.

The weekly one-hour radio series presents pre-collegiate musicians whose stunning individual performances are combined with lively interviews, unique pre-produced segments, lighthearted sketches and musical games.

When and where to tune-in

Sundays at 5pm on Classical 91.5

Available On-Demand

Currently on From the Top

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This month we'll start in El Paso, Texas at the Plaza Theatre on July 3 and then hear an encore presentation of From the Top Rochester featuring young musicians and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra on July 24.

Recently on From the Top

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This month we'll visit the design winning (Sander Architects) Idyllwild Performing Arts Center which incorporates a complex with two theaters, lobby, gallery, café/bookstore, practice rooms, offices and classrooms - all available to the talented students of the Idyllwild Arts Academy.

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This month we'll visit Colorado, Georgia, Indiana and Montana, and hear some great music on the way. We'll meet a 12 year old pianist mastering Schumann, and a young organist who's love for music got him into a bit of trouble with his local library.

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From the Top takes us to Colorado, Texas, Pennsylvania and to Interlochen this month. Also highlighted are top performances from the past few seasons, as well as a performance of Brahms' Trio in B Major by Trio Largo Verde.

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Join From the Top in Washington, D.C. this month to celebrate a ten-year partnership with the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. From the Top will also be visiting Boston, the Chautauqua Institution and San Jose State University.

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This month on From the Top, Ward Stare will conduct the RPO (2/14 broadcast) with 14-year-old award-winning pianist Raymond Feng from Pittsford, NY. From the Top will also perform it's first "House Concert" from Boston this month featuring an 11-year-old cellist and teen guitarist Jason Lewis.

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From the Top is coming to Rochester on January 17th to record with your Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and young musicians from Rochester and across the U.S. with Maestro Ward Stare.  Don't forget to get your tickets, and tune in each Sunday evening at 5 p.m. to hear even more outstanding young musicians.



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