August 2016 Listings for From the Top

August 2016 Listings for From the Top

Sundays at 5:00 p.m.

Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan

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. 

8/7        From Interlochen Arts Academy in rural Michigan, we’ll feature the winners of the Academy’s concerto competition: 17-year-old flutist Kennedy Wallace from Dallas, Texas; 16-year-old clarinetist Sara Han from Seoul, South Korea and 18-year-old pianist J. T. Hassell from Amarillo, Texas; plus the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra performs.

8/14      From Denver, Colorado, this week’s episode features a special guest appearance by one of America’s finest living film composers, Danny Elfman; plus we’ll feature 17-year-old pianist Huan Li; 17-year-old harpist Abigail Enssle, and more.

8/21      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 Emily Dickinson’s poems, and an oboist who, in addition to possessing an enormous library of classical music, is a wonderful teenage spokesperson for the genre.

8/28      From our home in Boston, Massachusetts, our 300th episode features an 11-year-old who is not only a precocious violinist, but happens to be a budding meteorologist — his long-term forecasts on YouTube are impressively accurate. A young cellist performs the gorgeous Andante movement from Rachmaninoff’s Sonata in G minor, and we’ll meet a pianist who, at the age of 14, has recorded all of the Opus 25 Chopin piano études.  Plus, the Merit School of Music Honors Brass Trio performs Two Pastiches for Brass Trio by Walter Hartley.