Hear the next generation of classical champions as talented teens from across the nation play the classics in concert. Often credited for its innovative and fun approach to classical music, From the Top has helped to build a bridge between classical music and youth. Acclaimed pianist Christopher O'Riley hosts the program, which is distributed by NPR and sponsored by UBS.
From the Top: Highlight Show
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 6:00pm
This week's it’s From the Top’s Annual Highlights show featuring some of the best music and stories from our archives ... including a fiery performance of the music of Alberto Ginastera performed by a teenage pianist from Florida ... and a young violist humorously lists the Top 10 Worst Things You Can Say After A Performance.
Charles Yang, violin (18) from Austin, TX performing Souvenir D'Amerique, "Yankee Doodle Variations" by Henri Vieuxtemps
Michelle Cann, piano (18) from Avon Park, FL performing Piano Concerto No. 1, Opus 22, Movement IV, "Ruvido ed Ostinado" by Alberto Ginastera
Gabriel Campos, clarinet (17) from Costa Rica and studying at the Interlochen Arts Academy performing Solo de Concours by Andre Messager
Marvin Brown, cello, (18) from Charlottesville, VA performing Salut D'Amour by Edward Elgar
The Newman String Quartet from the Philadelphia area featuring Robyn Bollinger, violin (15), Justine Lamb Budge, violin (15), Paul Laraia, viola (18), and Sarah Rommel, cello (18) performing String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10, Mvt. 1 by Claude Debussy
Sammy Thomas, accordion (18) from Cheney Washington performing Chopin's Nightmare by Joe Spano
Luis Araya immigrated to Arlington, Virginia from Bolivia in 1966, when very few Latinos lived in the county. He reflects on the changes he has seen over the years and the influence of Latinos in Arlington today.