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September 13, 2021
Back in 2011, 55 high school aged vocalists from Norman, OK blew our audience away with their powerful performance of Eric Whitacre. It was so powerful that we're revisiting it 10 years later as part of our new short-form series of amazing FTT moments from the archives.
September 6, 2021
We're back, and we're kicking off our 22nd season with two up-and-coming composers, a 13-year-old's performance of Shostakovich, a 15-year-old playing Kreisler, and more. Listen to Co-Host / Creative Alex Laing join our host, Peter Dugan, for this episode.
June 14, 2021
Special guest Kevin Olusola co-hosts this commemoration of Juneteenth featuring outstanding young Black musicians performing works by Florence Price, Coleridge-Taylor, Sam Cooke and more.
May 31, 2021
Some of the most fun music written for violin is performed brilliantly by a 15-year-old violinist. Also on the program, a talented 10-year-old pianist, and young musicians performing exciting new repertoire.
May 17, 2021
A 15-year-old pianist performs the music of Shostakovich. She's joined by a teenage cellist performing Schumann, and a cellist who shares her experience rehearsing with an artificially intelligent piano.
April 19, 2021
A late Beethoven piano sonata is performed by a teenage pianist. He's joined by a string quartet made up entirely of siblings, a talented 16-year-old violinist, and a cellist who shares a moving performance of Rachmaninoff.
March 29, 2021
GRAMMY-nominated violinist and From the Top Co-Host / Creative Tessa Lark joins Peter Dugan and a cohort of extraordinary teenage musicians in this episode. A 15-year-old violinist gets a coaching from Tessa and we hear performances of Bach, Chopin, Dvorák and more.
March 1, 2021
A teenage flutist's playful performance of Carmen Fantasie kicks off this week's program. We also meet a precocious group of young musicians playing the music of Bach, Chopin, and Cahuzac.
February 15, 2021
A brilliant young trumpeter performs the music of Haydn. He's joined by a 15-year-old cellist performing a classic showpiece, a talented teenage piano duo from Hawaii, and two young musicians with deeply expressive solo performances.
January 25, 2021
It's our "Where are They Now" show where we find out what alumni of From the Top have been doing lately and hear their fantastic music. We revisit two alums who are part of the award winning Calidore String Quartet, speak to a harpist who's founded her own non-profit and enjoy a thrilling new work for cello.