4/1 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.
4/8 Recorded at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention in San Antonio, this episode of From the Top features a line-up of all Texas musicians and special guest Black Violin.
4/15 This week’s broadcast from Los Angeles features a 14-year-old violinist and his rare Stradivarius, and an 18-year-old violist who uses her music to contribute to her community’s food bank.
4/22 From the Top’s first ever recording in Las Vegas brings a wonderful group of young musicians including a violinist from Portland, OR; a bassoonist from Henderson, NV; Las Vegas local guitarist Parsa Sabet and pianists who call themselves Duo Appassionato.
4/29 From the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, this week’s show highlights fellows of this prestigious music school.