From the Top (inactive page)

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

Recently on From the Top (inactive page)

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This month, on From the Top, we'll hear two lucky teenage performers playing with the Shanghai String Quartet, plus The Cecilia Octet, the first show recorded in a private home, and a return to the Aspen Music Festival and School. 

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This month, on From the Top, we'll hear the winners of the Interlochen Arts Academy's concerto competition, plus a guest appearance by Danny Elfman, and the 300th episode of From the Top, recorded in Boston, Massachusetts. 

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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.

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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.