From the Top at Carnegie Hall
From the Top is a non-profit organization that celebrates the passion, dedication and personal stories of the nation’s outstanding young classical musicians. Through entertaining radio and television broadcasts, online media, and a national tour of live events and outreach programs, these performers inspire the pursuit of excellence and encourage participation in the arts as an integral part of a vibrant and civil society.
1. It’s all in the family as From the Top at Carnegie Hall features a sister-and-brother act from Orinda, California.
2. From the Top at Carnegie Hall welcomes two rising stars to the show.
3. The banjo as a classical instrument? Only on From the Top at Carnegie Hall.
4. Host Christopher O’Riley presents a dazzling rumba with 17-year-old saxophone player Kevin Olusola from Owensboro, Kentucky, who then outshines himself with a beatbox performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.
5. From the Top at Carnegie Hall presents a piano extravaganza featuring Alice Burla, 10, one of the youngest students at Juilliard.
6. Famed violinist Joshua Bell takes to the stage in From the Top at Carnegie Hall, where he is joined by 13-year-old classical guitarist and bobble-head collector Timothy Callobre from Pasadena, California.
7. The stage is packed full of teenagers as From the Top at Carnegie Hall welcomes New England Conservatory’s Youth Philharmonic Orchestra with passionate conductor Benjamin Zander
8. Piano, marimba, drums—it’s all about percussion on From the Top at Carnegie Hall as Sarina Zhang, a 10-year-old pianist from San Diego, California, performs Glinka’s “The Lark,” and 17-year-old Molly Yeh plays solo marimba.
9. Strings take center stage on From the Top at Carnegie Hall when Ania Filochowska, a 12-year-old violinist from Poland, interprets the music of her homeland.
10. Guest star Denyce Graves shares her moving story of discovering opera as a youth in inner-city Washington, D.C., on this episode of From the Top at Carnegie Hall.
11. Host Christopher O’Riley welcomes The Bone Rangers, a teenage trombone quartet from Chicago, and Roderick Demmings, a 13-year-old pianist from Dallas, Texas.
12. The Chicago Children’s Choir, under their dynamic director Josephine Lee, offers stirring renditions of the spiritual “Elijah Rock” and the South African spiritual “Lizela.”
13. Host Christopher O’Riley welcomes 17-year-old clarinetist Nicholas Graham, from Spartanburg, South Carolina, and roller-coaster-loving Conrad Tao, a 12-year-old “triple threat” from New York who not only plays the violin and piano, but is also an award-winning composer.
14. Rhythm and Strings: A hypnotic performance on the marimba by sixteen-year old Joshua Jones of Chicago, Illinois kicks off Season Two of From the Top at Carnegie Hall.
15. Family Ties: Eleven-year old Pennsylvania native Daniel Song’s dreams range from pursuing the piano professionally, to being a doctor or even a professional athlete.
16. Meeting Our Heroes: Fourteen-year old Travis Johnson from Milwaukie, Oregon chose the wood for his own custom-made guitar on which he performs Boppin’ by Bryan Johannson, a piece commissioned for him, on this episode of From the Top at Carnegie Hall.
17. From C to Shining Sea: This week, From the Top at Carnegie Hall showcases young performers from all across the country, beginning with 11-year old cellist Lev Mamuya from Newton, Massachusetts.
18. Musical Traditions: The musical talents of a brother and sister team of violinists are showcased when the Switala Duo from Grapevine, Texas performs Passacaglia (after Handel) on this episode of From the Top at Carnegie Hall.
19. Style and Substance: Tonight on From the Top at Carnegie Hall we meet a young lady who takes the artistry of performing classical music to a new level by infusing her performances with her sense of personal style.
20. Singing, Strumming, and Skating: The stage is packed with teenagers this evening when From the Top at Carnegie Hall welcomes the Young People’s Chorus of New York City along with their passionate Founder and Artistic Director Francisco J. Nunez.
21. Star Quality: This week, renowned violinist Gil Shaham appears on From the Top at Carnegie Hall joined by 10-year old violinist and Red Sox fan Alice Ivy-Pemberton from New York City for a performance of the third movement Allegro from Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043.
22. Coast to Coast: This week on From the Top at Carnegie Hall, we go behind the scenes with extraordinary young performers from both coasts.
23. Music is Where the Heart Is: This week on From the Top at Carnegie Hall, we learn that no matter how far from home we are, we always have a home in the things we love.
24. Jumping Through Hoopes: Tonight on From the Top at Carnegie Hall, we meet 13-year old violinist Chad Hoopes from Shaker Heights, Ohio and 17-year old violist Shundeena Beard from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
25. Bach to the Future: This week on From the Top at Carnegie Hall, we see Johann Sebastian Bach through the eyes of 11-year old Hilda Huang from Palo Alto, California, who plays the piano and hopes to share her love of Bach’s music with the world.
26. Host Christopher O’Riley welcomes 17-year-old clarinetist Nicholas Graham, from Spartanburg, South Carolina, and roller-coaster-loving Conrad Tao, a 12-year-old “triple threat” from New York who not only plays the violin and piano, but is also an award-winning composer.
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June 25-26 - Prairie Region Teacher Training Institute in Moorhead, Minnesota at Concordia College