From the Top visits the recital hall of the Breman Jewish Heritage Museum in Atlanta (9/16) where you'll hear a wonderful Atlanta-based youth choir sings a piece by a contemporary Jewish composer.
9/2 This week’s show comes from Boston, Massachusetts where we meet an accomplished local pianist who made her Carnegie Hall debut at the age of seven, a young musician who’s the second ever double bassist to win the prestigious Stulberg International Strings Competition performs Bottesini, and we get to know a teenage violinist who is also a whiz at New York Times crossword puzzles.
9/9 From the City Winery in Boston, this week’s episode features a four-handed ragtime arrangement of Mozarts’s Rondo alla Turque, an 18-year-old violinist with a pension for writing lists, and a 10-year-old pianist performing Chopin and Mendelssohn.
9/16 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.
9/23 Program TBA
9/30 From the Texas Music Educators Association Conference in San Antonio, Texas, this week’s inspiring recording of From the Top features a fantastic line-up of all-Texas performers alongside special guests Black Violin! We’ll meet a young bassoonist who’s willing and able to play any instrument his band director needs to be covered, an award-winning saxophone quartet performs an exquisite piece by Guillermo Lago, and all the young performers join guests Black Violin on stage for their fun reimagining of “Simple Gifts” by Joseph Brackett.