The NPR program From the Top is coming to Rochester to tape a show on March 19th at Eastman's Kodak Hall, and I've been interviewing a few musicians with Rochester connections who have played on the show.
I especially had a lot of fun speaking over the phone with flutist Hilary Abigana. When she was on the show at 16, she played Mozart on the flute and Bach on an unusual instrument (listen to her tell the story in our interview here).
You should see what she's doing these days:
Masks, by Oliver Knussen
Linus and Lucy with the Fourth Wall Ensemble:
Other From the Top alum interviews: