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From the Top

NPR

NPR's From the Top showcases the music, stories, and unique humor of America's best young classical musicians.

NPR's From the Top showcases the music, stories, and unique humor of America's best young classical musicians.

Location:

Boston, MA

Networks:

NPR

WGBH

Description:

NPR's From the Top showcases the music, stories, and unique humor of America's best young classical musicians.

Language:

English

Contact:

295 Huntington Ave. Suite 201 Boston, MA 02115 617-437-0707


Episodes

Peter Dugan Performs 'Jupiter' By Holst

5/4/2020
Pianist and From the Top host, Peter Dugan, performs his own piano arrangement of the "Jupiter" movement from "The Planets" by Gustav Holst.

Duration:00:08:12

The First Ever "Blanket Fort" Show

4/27/2020
In response to the Covid 19 pandemic and the required social distancing, this episode hosted by pianist Peter Dugan features our young performers recording in their own homes under From the Top's guidance and even doing some long-distance musical collaborations with Peter Dugan

Duration:00:58:51

Anderson and Roe host From the Top

4/20/2020
Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe, the two pianists that make up the piano duo Anderson and Roe, host this week's From the Top. The first of two From the Top programs recorded in Fairfax, Virginia, both Greg and Liz collaborate with the young musicians on the program.

Duration:00:58:51

The Fantastic Paquito D'Rivera joins From the Top / Show 383

3/30/2020
Show 383, From New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall in Boston and co-hosted by 14-Time Grammy Award winning clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera along with pianist Peter Dugan features collaborations between Maestro D'Rivera and From the Top's Young Musicians.

Duration:00:59:19

Peter Dugan Digs into the Archive

3/23/2020
This episode features beautiful music and interviews selected out of From the Top's 20 year deep archive including a rambunctious performance by a 14-year-old pianist, a young bassoonist who shares the moving story of falling in love with the bassoon during difficult times ... and the National Youth Orchestra of America performs the music of Leonard Bernstein.

Duration:00:59:21

Show 382 / Gardner Museum with Peter Dugan

3/2/2020
From the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Massachusetts, this week's program, hosted by pianist Peter Dugan includes a 12-year-old cellist performing David Popper and fiery Spanish music performed by a 15-year-old guitarist.

Duration:00:58:51

Show 381 with Elena Urioste and Peter Dugan

2/17/2020
From Key West, Florida and co-hosted by pianist Peter Dugan and violinist Elena Urioste this program features a clarinet quartet from Miami and a jaw dropping performance by a 12-year-old from Ohio.

Duration:00:58:51

Show 378 / Morristown II with Peter Dugan

2/10/2020
Hosted by Peter Dugan, this week's From the Top comes from Morristown, New Jersey and features a fiery teenage cellist and a high school choir with a deep unified sound.

Duration:00:58:51

Show 377 / Morristown 1 with Peter Dugan

2/3/2020
Show 377, the first of two shows in Morristown, New Jersey with host Peter Dugan

Duration:00:59:18

Show 380 with pianist Orli Shaham

1/6/2020
In our second 2019 episode from Portland, Maine, guest host, pianist Orli Shaham introduces us to a fantastic crew of young musicians

Duration:00:59:17

Pianist Orli Shaham hosts From the Top Show 379

12/16/2019
Pianist Orli Shaham hosts the first of two From the Top episodes in Portland, Maine.

Duration:00:59:32

Great Performances From the Archives

12/9/2019
Pianist Peter Dugan hosts a From the Top Highlights Program HL-28 featuring great performances and interviews from the past couple of seasons.

Duration:01:00:15

Pianist Alessio Bax talks competition with Peter Dugan

11/25/2019
Pianist Alessio Bax is interviewed by From the Top host, Peter Dugan about being the Jury Chairman at the Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition.

Duration:00:19:47

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein performs Couperin

11/18/2019
Guest host, pianist Simone Dinnerstein performs the break piece from the show she hosted in San Marcos, Texas: Les Barricades Mysterieuses by Francois Couperin

Duration:00:04:38

Tessa Lark and Michael Thurber perform original tune with teenagers

11/11/2019
Violinist Tessa Lark and bassist / composer Michael Thurber perform their original piece, "Cedar and Sage" with the teenage Kalico String Quartet from the New York Area; Cheng-Io Lo and Leena Marie Stoger, violins, Kevin Wallace, viola, and his twin brother, Andrew Wallace, cello.

Duration:00:06:09

Violinist Tessa Lark and Bassist Michael Thurber Co-Host From the Top

11/4/2019
The Multi-Style/Multi-Tradition Duo Tessa Lark, violin, and Michael Thurber, bass host From the Top Show 376 in Boston Massachusetts. They perform Bach with a young cellist and one of their own compositions with a teenage string quartet.

Duration:01:02:40

Pianist Jeremy Denk Performs Mozart

10/30/2019
Guest host, pianist Jeremy Denk performs the second movement of Sonata No. 16 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Duration:00:04:44

Show 375 feat. guest host & cellist Paul Katz

10/21/2019
From New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall in Boston, this week's program features cellist and renowned music pedagogue, Paul Katz guest hosting a program featuring the outstanding students attending the Morningside Music Bridge

Duration:00:59:48

First Prize winner of the 2019 Cliburn Junior Piano Competition

10/16/2019
From the Top guest host, Peter Dugan, interviews the First Prize winner of the 2019 Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival, Shuan Hern Lee. Shuan performs the first mvt of Rachmaninoffs 3rd Piano Concerto with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Duration:00:34:36

Show 374 from the Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival

10/7/2019
From the 2019 Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival in Dallas, Texas, this docu-style From the Top features the 6 semi-finalist of the competition and the astounding first prize winner.

Duration:00:59:19