January 2016 Listings for From the Top

January 2016 Listings for From the Top

Sundays at 5:00 p.m.

RPO Maestro Ward Stare will conduct the RPO when From the Top comes to Rochester on January 17th.

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.

1/3       From Greenville, South Carolina, this week’s episode features one of the strongest youth choirs in the “Palmetto State” performing a moving new work by a local South Carolina composer. We’ll also meet a euphonium player who performs with the speed and dexterity of a flutist, and we’ll enjoy Bach performed by the 13-year-old winner of the Tureck International Bach Competition.

1/10      NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley comes to Hayes Hall for a show filled with amazing performances and inspiring stories from some of America’s best young classical musicians.

1/17      Recorded at the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Boston, this special edition of From the Top celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. The fantastic Boston Children's Chorus performs a variety of inspirational pieces, a teenage quartet perform the music of Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, and a talented 17-year-old flutist performs Summerland by William Grant Still.
1/24      This week’s special “Where Are They Now?” episode traces the lives of five From the Top alums to learn how these young artists are negotiating their lives in their twenties. One alumni guest has just scored the position of Principal Bassoonist for the Chicago Symphony. Another is a lyric soprano working in the opera houses of Germany. One’s a touring piano soloist. Each featured alum shares with us a recent musical performance.

1/31      The world-renowned cellist Matt Haimovitz returns to From the Top as the special guest artist of this week’s program from the San Francisco Conservatory. With the young performers on the program, Maestro Haimovitz performs a very unusual piece—a children’s musical storybook called Angel Heart with music by Luna Pearl Woolf, featuring the best-selling children’s author Cornelia Funke as its narrator. And there’s still the regular lineup of outstanding young musicians, including a 14-year-old violinist performing one of Sarasate’s most spirited show pieces.