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“From The Top gives promising teenagers the chance to show their musical chops, while demonstrating that they’re funny and cool.” – The Washington Post
“Young musicians who will knock your socks off!” – NBC’s Today
Recording live in Las Vegas for the first time ever, NPR’s From the Top features five segments showcasing Las Vegas teen performers alongside some of America’s best young musicians from across the nation.
NPR’s most popular music program, now in its 18th season, From the Top is America’s largest national platform celebrating the stories and performances of extraordinarily talented, classically trained young musicians. Blending outstanding musical performances, inspiring and humorous interviews, and skits and games, this public radio show entertains and engages music lovers of all ages.
This show is also ideal for introducing audience members’ children to classical music and the joy of performing, especially watching accomplished musicians their own age take the spotlight. Recommended for ages 7 and up.
Acclaimed for his engaging and deeply committed performances, From the Top host Christopher O’Riley performs around the world and has garnered widespread praise for his untiring efforts to reach new audiences.