Saturday, April 13, 2013
This week, From the Top is at the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Ariz., where you'll hear a 15-year-old violinist play a piece by Zoltán Kodály and a 14-year-old pianist play Prokofiev. Also, you'll enjoy a setting of a poem by Walt Whitman composed by a 17-year-old and performed by the Phoenix Children’s Chorus.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
In advance of Israel Independence Day, this week’s Young Artists Showcase brings back three Israeli alumni: pianist Eliran Avni, clarinetist Moran Katz and her cellist sister, Linor Katz. The three are now performing in a group called SHUFFLE, which puts the some of the programming power in the hands of the audience. The musicians offer a menu of musical selections from Baroque, Classical, Romantic and even jazz and Broadway, and the audience chooses the program. In this way, each concert is a new experience and there is something for everyone in the audience.
Saturday, April 06, 2013
What do young musicians who come from the edge of the Amazon rain forest, the sophisticated big city of Bogotá and the villages and towns in-between have in common? An incredible music education system and one of the top youth orchestras in the Americas. This week, From the Top comes to you from the Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo in Bogotá, Colombia, where you’ll hear performances by the Colombian Youth Philharmonic and one of the nation's flagship Orff ensembles.
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
WQXR's Bach 360 festival may be over, but this week the Young Artists Showcase has a pair of encores that were a little too far afield to fit into last week’s Bach special: pieces by American composers Samuel Barber and Michael Daugherty.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
This week's From the Top comes to you from Fraser Performance Studio at WGBH in Boston, where you'll meet a young violinist who shared her music with her severely autistic brother and watched him use a song to be able to express his emotions for the very first time. You'll also hear an outstanding soprano sing "The Lordly Hudson" by Ned Rorem and hear a trio of teens play the vivacious final movement of the Brahms Second Piano Trio.
Saturday, March 09, 2013
This week, From the Top comes to you from Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh, Penn., where you’ll hear a talented 17-year-old euphonium player perform the music of Simone Mantia and a 16-year-old violinist play the Bartok Second Rhapsody.
Saturday, February 23, 2013
This week, From the Top comes to you from New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall in Boston, where you'll hear a teenage violinist play a beautiful and rarely performed sonata by Frederick Delius and a 17-year-old violist play the music of Ernest Bloch. Also, a teenage flutist plays Paul Taffanel – and gives fashion advice.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
It was 1954 and Dr. Fredric Wertham was testifying before Congress. "Are there any bad effects of comic books? I may say here on this subject there is practically no controversy," he said. "Anybody who has studied them and seen them knows that some of them have bad effects."
Saturday, February 16, 2013
On this week's From the Top coming to you from Myerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas, an outstanding teenage violinist who originally taught himself to play by watching videos on YouTube, will solo with the mighty Dallas Symphony Orchestra. You'll also hear teenage members of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra join the Dallas Symphony pros in a side-by-side rendition of The Great Gate of Kiev from “Pictures at an Exhibition.”
Saturday, February 02, 2013
This week, From the Top comes to you from the Sarasota Opera House in Sarasota, Fla., where we’ll hear an 11-year-old violinist who loves to contemplate the cosmos, a 17-year-old horn player whose practice regimen has inspired a new word, and a young pianist who sleeps with her eyes open. We'll also hear an outstanding 14-year-old guitarist perform the music of the great Augustin Barrios.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
"I am a life-long resident of Bushwick, Brooklyn - a beautiful community besieged by gun violence" - Jesus Gonzalez.
*Mr. Gonzalez will be live chatting about gun control and school safety with Radio Rookies and Youth Radio from 1-2pm.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
This week, From the Top comes to you from the Robert and Margaret Mondavi Performing Arts Center at the University of California Davis, where you’ll meet an array of award-winning young musicians, including a 17-year-old guitarist who plays Chopin and a 16-year-old flutist who beatboxes on her flute. You'll also meet a 15-year-old pianist who plays Johann Strauss, a trio who plays Astor Piazzolla, and an 11-year-old violinist who performs Sarasate's Zigeunerweisen.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
On Sunday, January 20th, President Obama was officially sworn in to his second term as president, but yesterday he shared his moment with the public at the inauguration ceremony. There were many great moments of the entire day, but Obama’s speech is what most people were waiting for (that and Beyonce’s singing of course)!
Monday, October 22, 2012
There are approximately 350,000 young people in the New York metro area not in school or working, according to a report by Measure of America, a project by the Brooklyn-based Social Science Research Council.