Tune in for a nightly mix that spans the centuries.
- Nimet Habachy
This week, From the Top is at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts in New Albany, Ohio, where you'll hear the Concert Paraphrase on “Rigoletto” by Franz Liszt and the fanciful Capriccio by Lucas Foss performed by a 16-year-old cellist. Also, a talented 17-year-old percussionist performs "Scirocco" for solo marimba by Michael Burritt.
At one time, Turkish music was all the rage in Europe and classical composers used Turkish instruments — bass drums, cymbals and triangles — in their music. This week on Classics for Kids, learn more about janissary music.
On Saturday, David Garland hosted a retrospective look at composer John Williams, whose newest score is for "The Book Thief," now in theaters. Listen to the show and vote in our poll.