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From the Top with Host Christopher O'Riley

From the Top with Host Christopher O'Riley

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Show 332 | Austin TX

From Austin, Texas, this week's From the Top features a nuanced and emotional performance of Rachmaninoff's Prelude in G Sharp Minor, opus 32 by a 14-year-old pianist from California, we'll meet a teenage oboist local to Austin who's also been a world champion knife thrower ... and a young percussionist from Denver performs a mesmerizing piece on the marimba.

Show 332 | Austin TX

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O_Riley gets a few tips about Armenian music from Armenian-American teen violinist, Haig Hovsepian

O_Riley gets a few tips about Armenian music from Armenian-American teen violinist, Haig Hovsepian

O_Riley gets a few tips about Armenian music from Armenian-American teen violinist, Haig Hovsepian

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Show 340 | Atlanta GA

This week From the Top visits the recital hall of the Bremen Jewish Heritage Museum in Atlanta, Georgia. In honor of that setting, the young performers celebrate Jewish themed music and the music of Jewish composers. We'll hear a teenage violinist perform Ravel's gorgeous Kaddish, a wonderful Atlanta-based youth choir sings a piece by a contemporary Jewish composer, and we hear a story from a young guitar player about his life as one part Texan and one part Israeli.

Show 340 | Atlanta GA

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Show HL-26

Featuring nearly twice as much music as From the Top's regular episodes, this highlights program celebrates some of the best performances young people have given on From the Top over the past couple of seasons. Amongst the extraordinary young people featured on this episode, we meet the youngest artist ever to record all of the Chopin Etudes with a major label ... and a violinist who, at the age of 9, isn't big enough for a full-sized violin ... but the sound produces fills the theater and brings down the house.

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O'Riley explores the work and process of a brilliant teen composer

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O'Riley explores the work and process of a brilliant teen composer

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Show 339 | Miami FL

This week's From the Top comes from Miami, Florida where we got to hear a talented local teenager perform the music of Schumann and enjoy his stories of growing up in the Cuban community of Miami. Also featured on the show is an eleven-year-old pianist who performs two works by Chopin, and a violinist performs the beautiful and dramatic second movement from César Franck's Sonata for Violin and Piano.

Show 339 | Miami FL

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Show 331 Bonus Content Podcast

Show 331 Bonus Content Podcast

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Show 331 | Honolulu HI

From the Top returns to Honolulu, Hawaii with a program that features the excellent Hawaii Youth Symphony Orchestra performing a wonderful work inspired by vintage popular music from the islands ... We hear this year's 13-year-old junior winner of the prestigious Menuhin International Violin Competition and perform the music of Prokofiev ... and we meet a 15-year-old clarinetist who got his start in the visionary free urban music training programs of Los Angeles.

Show 331 | Honolulu HI

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O'Riley chats with composer of Hawaiian opera

Christopher O'Riley speaks with the composer of Ha 'Apu, a new opera based on a traditional Hawaiian folk tale. We then hear a youth choir perform an exuberant segment of this tradition inspired music.

O'Riley chats with composer of Hawaiian opera

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