NPR's FROM THE TOP to Present Live Taping at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, 2/9
From the Top, New England Conservatory, Jordan Hall, Christopher O'Riley, Ju Hyun Lee, Chelsea Kim
From the Top, the preeminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on Classical New England 99.5 FM, will tape a radio broadcast on February 9 at 7:30pm at NEC's Jordan Hall in Boston, Massachusetts. The popular NPR program hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher O'Riley will feature The Amazing performances and captivating personal stories of extraordinary young classical musicians from across the country. Tickets are $25-$35, visit fromthetop.org/boston-tickets to purchase online or call the Jordan Hall Box Office at 617.585.1260. For special group discounts, contact the From the Top office at 617.437.0707 x103.
The broadcast taping features several local musicians.
17-year-old cellist Ju Hyun Lee is from Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts and is a participant in From the Top's year-long arts leadership program, CDAL Boston, where she works with a team of her peers weekly in coaching chamber music to kids at the Conservatory Lab Charter School in Brighton.
17-year-old violinist Chelsea Kim attends Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, where she is concertmaster for their symphony and chamber orchestra. She studies music at New England Conservatory in Boston, and also enjoys volunteering in her spare time.
17-year-old soprano Tatum Robertson is a student at Walnut Hill School in Natick, Massachusetts. Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, she has participated in Walnut Hill Summer Opera and NEC Youth Chorale.
Also on the broadcast:
14-year-old pianist and composer Tengku Ahmad Irfan, originally from Malaysia, he currently studies with Veda Kaplinsky in the Julliard Pre-College division.
The show will also feature the New England Conservatory Preparatory Piano Trio that includes 15-year-old violinist Kate Arndt, 13-year-old cellist Zlatomir Fung, and 15-year-old pianist Daniel Kim.
This episode will air nationally the week of March 11 and on Classical New England 99.5 FM on March 15 at 11:00am.