From the Top

From the Top celebrates the energy of America's kids and the power of classical music through broadcasts, live events, education programs, and more.

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. From the Top is taped before live audiences in concert halls from Boston to Honolulu.

When and where to tune-in

Sundays at 5pm on Classical 91.5

Available On-Demand

Currently on From the Top

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From the Top broadcasts an encore presentation of the March 2014 performance at Kodak Hall in Eastman Theater.  Tune in to hear some of Rochester's best young musicians performing with Sir James Galway.  Later in the month, the annual "Where Are They Now Show."

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Recently on From the Top

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From the Top visits Boston, MA; Princeton, NJ; and New Albany, OH in addition to two stops in the Lone Star State: El Paso and the Texas State International Piano Festival at Texas State University.

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From the Top is in New York State, featuring two of Rochester's own students who are performing in the National Youth Orchestra of the U.S.  They are violinist Helen Wong http://www.carnegiehall.org/nyousaprofile/2014/helenwong and violist Martine Thomas http://www.carnegiehall.org/nyousaprofile/2014/martinethomas/

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From the Top presents two Van Cliburn prizewinners, this month from Wingate University (June 15). 

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For the first broadcast of the month, From the Top visits the National Music Museum (NMM) & Center for Study of the History of Musical Instruments; one of the great institutions of its kind in the world.