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
  • 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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October 2016 Listings for From the Top

Sep 26, 2016

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

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

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.