February 2016 Listings for From the Top

February 2016 Listings for From the Top

Sundays at 5:00 p.m.

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.

2/7        From our home in Boston, this week’s program features 13-year-old violinist Masha Lakisova whose performance of the music of Robert Schumann beautifully conveys the composer’s romantic fervor; we also meet an internationally award-winning young pianist; and a teenage boy shares the humorous story of studying and then rejecting about five different instruments before finally discovering his lifelong soulmate: the French horn.

2/14      This recording of the popular NPR program hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher O'Riley will feature The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra with Music Director Ward Stare performing with some America’s best young classical musicians. Appearing with the orchestra will be 14-year-old award-winning pianist Raymond Feng from Pittsford, NY performing the third movement, Allegro moderato molto e marcato, from the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op.16 by Edvard Grieg with the RPO, as well as a composition by a teenage composer from New Jersey, played by the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

2/21      In the contemporary spirit of performance trends like Groupmuse in which young performers organize impromptu house concerts to play chamber music, From the Top presents its first “House Concert” from Boston, Massachusetts, and it has a decidedly more intimate feel. 11-year-old cellist Dylan Wu performs the music of David Popper, and we meet teenage classical guitarist Jason Lewis who’s also a poet, a neuroscience nerd, and a serious skateboarder.

2/28      From Louisville, Kentucky, this week’s show was recorded at the Kentucky Center for the Arts and features amazing performances and inspiring stories from some of America’s best young classical musicians.