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Airs Saturdays at 6 am on WQXR.
Hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher O’Riley, each one-hour broadcast presents five high-caliber performances along with interviews, sketches and games, revealing the heart and soul behind extraordinary young musicians. Now in its tenth year on air, From the Top is taped before live audiences in concert halls from Boston to Honolulu. Over the years some of the most prominent figures in classical music have appeared alongside young talent on From the Top. These guest artists include Yo-Yo Ma, Hilary Hahn, Bobby McFerrin, Midori, Béla Fleck and many more. Alumni of From the Top are now popping up in the country’s top orchestras and emerging with solo careers.
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Last updated: Thursday, December 12 2013 08:50 AM
Monday, December 09 2013 10:19 PM
From El Paso, Texas, this week's From the Top features an extremely expressive 13-year-old clarinetist from California performing the music of Weber, a hugely confident teen violinist from El Paso performing Wieniawski's Polonaise Brilliante, and a young organist who wins From the Top's Stereotype Smasher of the Year award.