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Married alums perform Gershwin

Peter Dugan and Kara Dugan sing Gershwin's "Embraceable You."

Married alums perform Gershwin

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Featuring music and interviews with From the Top alumni who are now professional musicians, this Where are They Now episode brings a delightful mix of performances of Ravel, Gershwin, Schumann, and an original work from one of From the Top's up-and-coming composer alumni.

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O'Riley gets a few tips about Armenian music from Armenian-American teen violinist, Haig Hovsepian

O'Riley gets a few tips about Armenian music from Armenian-American teen violinist, Haig Hovsepian

O'Riley gets a few tips about Armenian music from Armenian-American teen violinist, Haig Hovsepian

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Show 340 | Atlanta GA

This week From the Top comes from 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'll meet a young guitar player who is one part Texan and one part Israeli.

Show 340 | Atlanta GA

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Robert Siegel on his own Youth and Music

Host Christopher O'Riley interviews emeritus host of NPR's All Things Considered, Robert Siegel

Robert Siegel on his own Youth and Music

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Show 356 | Boston MA

Recorded live on stage during From the Top's Annual Gala in Boston, this episode features incredible young musicians and a special appearance by NPR's All Things Considered Emeritus Host Robert Siegel. We hear a soprano sing a beautifully ethereal piece by Debussy, a teenage violinist shares how his love of hip-hop inspires him to communicate the power of music to his audiences, and a 10-year-old pianist from Missouri performs an exquisite piece by Chopin.

Show 356 | Boston MA

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The Passion of Schumann according to Goldberg

Host Christopher O'Riley talks with 17-year-old violinist Alexander Goldberg discuss the work of Robert Schumann.

The Passion of Schumann according to Goldberg

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Show 349 | Boston MA

This week's show comes from our hometown of Boston, Massachusetts where we meet an accomplished local pianist who made her Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 7, 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.

Show 349 | Boston MA

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Shaping a Phrase with a Percussion Instrument

Host Christopher O'Riley and 17-year-old percussionist Gabriel Costache discuss how to make percussion instruments "sing."

Shaping a Phrase with a Percussion Instrument

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Show 332 | Austin TX

From Austin, Texas, this week's From the Top features a nuanced and emotional performance of Rachmaninoff's Prelude in G Sharp Minor, opus 32 by a 14-year-old pianist from California, we'll meet a teenage oboist local to Austin who's also been a world champion knife thrower ... and a young percussionist from Denver performs a mesmerizing piece on the marimba.

Show 332 | Austin TX

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