From The Top

Saturdays at 11am
  • Hosted by Christopher O’Riley

Presenting five high-caliber performances each hour, along with interviews, sketches and games, revealing the heart and soul behind extraordinary young musicians. Now in its twelfth year on air, From the Top is taped before live audiences in concert halls from Boston to Honolulu.

Red River Radio along with The Belcher Center are co-sponsoring "From The Top" which is coming to LeTourneau University's Belcher Center on March 25, 2017. From the Top is America’s largest national platform dedicated to celebrating the stories, talents, and character of classically-trained young musicians. Great kids. Great music. Hope for the future. For complete details and ticket information visit the Belcher Center. Join the Red River Radio Staff at the Belcher Center and let's Celebrate today's most talented youth

The performance will feature 12-year-old pianist Antonio “Nio” Ajero from Nacogdoches, Texas, performing Caprice á la Scarlatti in G major by Ignacy Jan Paderewski. Additional performers include 16-year-old flutist Olivia Elerson from Waxahachie, Texas; Quartet Diamant, winners of the 2016 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition; 14-year-old violinist Sena Cho from Irvine, California; 17-year-old cellist David Kaplan from Skokie, Illinois. David Kaplan and Olivia Elerson will also receive From the Top’s Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award in conjunction with their performances on the show. The $10,000 Award is given to deserving young musicians to help further their musical studies.

To learn more about From the Top visit their web site here. From The Top.

The From The Top Alumni String Quartet To Appear Saturday, January 14 at 11:00 a.m.  Broadcast from Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, this program was recorded at the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church on December 18. The quartet consists of 22-year-old violinist Tessa Lark from Cincinnati, OH, 19-year-old violinist Ryan Shannon from Boulder, CO, 18-year-old violist Clayton Penrose-Whitmore from Evanston, IL, and 22-year-old cellist Michael Dahlberg from Philadelphia, PA. All quartet members study at the New England Conservatory.