Classical 91.5

From the Top

Sundays, 5 to 6pm on WXXI-FM 91.5, WXXY 90.3, WXXI-FM/HD 91.5-1 and online at classical915.org
  • Hosted by Christopher O'Riley

From the Top with Host Christopher O'Riley celebrates the stories, talents, and character of America s best young classically-trained musicians and the power of classical music through broadcasts, live events, education programs, and more.

The weekly one-hour radio series presents pre-collegiate musicians whose stunning individual performances are combined with lively interviews, unique pre-produced segments, lighthearted sketches and musical games.

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February 2017 From the Top

Jan 30, 2017
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2/5       From a special show taped at Tarisio – Fine Instruments & Bows in New York City we hear an 18-year-old violinist from West Chester, Pennsylvania perform Saint-Saëns, The Clef Trio from the Juilliard performs Beethoven, 16-year-old guitarist Kang Min Shin and 18-year-old violinist James Yang perform Paganini and more.

January 2017 Listings for From the Top

Dec 26, 2016
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This month on From the Top, we will hear players as young as twelve performing mature works, a fifteen-year-old cellist who has already founded his own national outreach program, and even a Ukulele Quartet from Hawaii!

January 2017 Listings for From the Top

Dec 26, 2016
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This month on From the Top, we will hear players as young as twelve performing mature works, a fifteen-year-old cellist who has already founded his own national outreach program, and even a Ukulele Quartet from Hawaii!

December 2016 Listings for From the Top

Nov 29, 2016
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Missing summer yet?  From the top broadcasts from the best summer music institutes, including National Repertory Orchestra and Chautauqua Institution!

November 2016 Listings for From the Top

Oct 31, 2016
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This month on From the Top, host Christopher O'Riley brings us performances from the best young  musicians in Texas, and we take a visit to the idyllic Idyllwild Arts Academy, this month on Classical 91.5.

October 2016 Listings for From the Top

Sep 26, 2016
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This month on From the Top, we hear new performances from the country's best young performers, as well as some highlights from past programs, including a performance from a recent Eastman grad before she came to Rochester, Emily Helenbrook!

10/2      World-renowned cellist Maestro Matt Haimovitz returns as the special guest artist on this program from the San Francisco Conservatory. Together with the young artists, they perform a very unusual piece—a children’s musical storybook called Angel Heart by Luna Pearl Woolf, and featuring best-selling children’s author Cornelia Funke as its narrator.  See all

September 2016 Listings for From the Top

Aug 27, 2016
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This month, on From the Top, we'll hear two lucky teenage performers playing with the Shanghai String Quartet, plus The Cecilia Octet, the first show recorded in a private home, and a return to the Aspen Music Festival and School.  See all

August 2016 Listings for From the Top

Aug 27, 2016
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This month, on From the Top, we'll hear the winners of the Interlochen Arts Academy's concerto competition, plus a guest appearance by Danny Elfman, and the 300th episode of From the Top, recorded in Boston, Massachusetts. 

8/7        From Interlochen Arts Academy in rural Michigan, we’ll feature the winners of the Academy’s concerto competition: 17-year-old flutist Kennedy Wallace from Dallas, Texas; 16-year-old clarinetist Sara Han from Seoul, South Korea and 18-year-old pianist J. T. Hassell from Amarillo, Texas; plus the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra performs.