From the Top

Sunday, 3 to 4 pm
Christopher O'Riley

Pianist Christopher O'Riley hosts this showcase for talented young performers, in which they demonstrate their prodigious ability and reveal details of their non-musical lives, from sibling secrets to favorite foods.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
5:31 am
Sat March 14, 2015

Matt Haimovitz & Christopher O'Riley: Tiny Desk Concert

Carlos Waters NPR

Whether it's warranted or not, classical music wonks are perennially worried about the next generation of fans.

It seems there's less need to fret when you hear cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Christopher O'Riley. Some 15 years ago, they were already chipping away at the barriers — both real and perceived — between classical and pop.

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Creatively Speaking
7:26 am
Mon November 10, 2014

From Philadelphia to The Top!

French horn player Ray Seong Jin Han, a freshman at Curtis, is accompanied by pianist Christopher O'Riley, host of FROM THE TOP.

The nationally syndicated public radio program From the Top features gifted young classical musicians from all over the country. They’re always super talented - and often very amusing as they chat with host Christopher O'Riley - which all adds up to great radio. More than 250 public radio stations broadcast the show.

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WRTI Picks from NPR Music
2:49 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Carnegie Hall's Barnstorming Youth Movement

Cellist Angelique Montes, resident advisor Melissa Willams and clarinetist Tom Jeon arrive at Purchase College, State University of New York to begin their NYO-USA adventure.
Chris Lee courtesy of Carnegie Hall

This is the kind of opportunity most classical musicians can only dream about: to be invited to spend part of the summer with an orchestra touring the world — Washington, Moscow, St. Petersburg and London — with two of the biggest names in classical music, conductor Valery Gergiev and violinist Joshua Bell.

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From The Top Alums
5:45 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Beatboxed Bach

From The Top

Originally published on Sun December 9, 2012 9:14 am

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WRTI Spotlight
3:16 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Highlights Show on From the Top: Sunday, July 15 at 2 pm

Gunther Schuller, the great American composer, conductor, author, music educator, jazz innovator, and French horn player, is the special guest artist on From the Top this week.