January 2014 Listings for From the Top

Sundays at 5:00 p.m.

Pastor and Co-founder of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Boston, where the January 19th program was recorded.

From the Top celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. with a performance at the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Boston on January 19th.  Also, don't forget that you can get tickets to the March 19, 2014 live taping of From the Top here in Rochester at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre on our website at wxxi.org/fromthetop.

1/5       Where Are They Now?  This week, it’s our Alumni Musical Maverick show featuring performers who have appeared on our program over the past ten years, and who have gone on to do adventuresome things in music. You’ll hear from a violist who hosts her own exciting radio show in New York, an award winning composer, a concert pianist and more!

1/12      From Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, New York we present a special episode dedicated to the cello, featuring special guest Matt Haimovitz, Christopher O’Riley’s collaborator on Shuffle.Play.Listen.

1/19      Recorded at the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Boston, this special edition celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. The fantastic Boston Children's Chorus performs a variety of inspirational pieces, a teenage quartet performs the music of Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, and a talented 17-year-old flutist performs "Summerland" by William Grant Still.

1/26      From our home base, New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, you'll hear a 13-year-old cellist perform Tchaikovsky and a 9-year-old violinist perform a lively showpiece by Pablo de Sarasate. Also, an accomplished recorder player will break you of any stereotype you may have about this versatile instrument!