From the Top, the nationwide program that showcases young classical musicians, recently announced that long-time host Christopher O'Riley is leaving the show. O'Riley will be heard throughout the remainder of this season with some co-hosts and guest hosts making special appearances. O'Riley recorded his last program on June 5, 2018 and the 2018-2019 season will be the first without O'Riley.
From the Top has announced today the lineup of renowned artists who will host, co-host, or appear as special guests on live concert recordings during the 2018–2019 season. Among the notables joining the program this year are jazz legend Fred Hersch, pianist Orli Shaham, Food Network host Molly Yeh, actor and conductor Damon Gupton, violinist Leila Josefowicz and pianist Jeremy Denk.
The 2018–2019 season lineup currently includes:
NPR’s From the Top, hosted by Peter Dugan | Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania | Airs week of November 3, 2018
NPR’s From the Top, hosted by Yuga Cohler with special guest Fred Hersch | Jordan Hall, Boston, Massachusetts | Airs week of November 26, 2018
NPR’s From the Top, hosted by Orli Shaham | Studzinski Recital Hall, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine | Airs week of December 17, 2018
NPR’s From the Top, hosted by Molly Yeh with pianist Peter Dugan | University of Connecticut Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, Storrs, Connecticut | Airs weeks of December 31, 2018 and January 28, 2019
NPR’s From the Top, hosted by Damon Gupton | Corson Auditorium, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Michigan | Airs week of April 22, 2019
NPR’s From the Top, hosted by Leila Josefowicz with pianist Michelle Cann | Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum, Boston, Massachusetts | Airs week of May 6, 2019
NPR’s From the Top, hosted by Lara Downes | The Breman Museum, Atlanta, Georgia| Airs week of May 27, 2019
NPR’s From the Top, hosted by Vijay Gupta | The Conrad, La Jolla, California | Presented by La Jolla Chamber Music Society | Airs week of June 10, 2019
NPR’s From the Top, hosted by Jeremy Denk | Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire | Airs week of September 2, 2019
Additional live concert recording dates and guest hosts will be announced at a later date.