May 2013 program highlights for From the Top

May 2013 program highlights for From the Top

Sundays at 5:00 p.m.

Laura Park and Allie Switala at Chautauqua Institute (May 26 broadcast)


This month, From the Top features a program recorded at the Chautauqua Institution in Western New York.  More about that show at 

5/5       From Hugh Hodgson Hall at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA, this broadcast features a local 19-year-old cellist as well as a trio from Minneapolis, Minnesota. You’ll also meet an 18-year-old guitarist from New York, a 17-year-old pianist from Madison, Wisconson, and a 17-year-old violinist from Overland Park, Kansas.

5/12    From the Military Child Education Coalition Conference in Grapevine, TX, at the Palace Theatre, this special episode features all kids with parents in the armed forces.  You’ll hear a violist from Illinois, a clarinetist from Florida, a pianist from Virginia, a harpist who is currently living in Belgium, and a finale by the woodwind quintet from the United State Army Band “Pershing’s Own”.

5/19    From the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts in New Albany, OH, you’ll meet a teenage percussionist with such huge, curly hair that a sparrow once built a nest in it. You’ll also hear a 16-year-old cellist perform the fanciful Capriccio by Lucas Foss.

5/26    From the country’s oldest day camp, Chautauqua Institution, where we are performing in the beautiful Chautauqua Amphitheater, you’ll hear a young composer play piano for one of his own compositions with a talented violinist, as well as a talented 18-year-old soprano, a violinist from Illinois, a 13-year-old pianist, and a guitarist from Minnesota.