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.

This Weekend's Highlights: November 9th and 10th

Nov 8, 2013

From the Top! Join us on Sunday as we celebrate one of our own, 17-year-old composer Chason Goldfinger from Malvern, PA, now a college student in the Columbia University-Juilliard Exchange program. A former summer intern at WRTI, Chason’s composition String Quartet No. 1, "Elemental," Op. 15, will be featured in a performance of the fourth movement, Salamandrae (Fire) by Quartet Lumiére on the award-winning FROM THE TOP on WRTI, Sunday, November 10th at 3 pm.

Bach, Beatboxed

Dec 3, 2012

Local FROM THE TOP stars on Crossover

Nov 19, 2011

Jill Pasternak chats with two young musicians from our community about their experience being featured on the nationally syndicated radio show FROM THE TOP. Meet 18-year-old trumpeter Jacob Hernandez from Philadelphia, and 16-year-old violinist Amy Semes from Broomall.

Jacob and Amy will be featured on FROM THE TOP on Sunday, November 20th at 2 pm on WRTI. Don't miss it!

Pianist Christopher O'Riley/Gettysburg Festival Preview

Jun 11, 2010

Join Jill Pasternak for a preview of the arts-oriented Gettysburg Festival, which is scheduled for June 18 to 27, 2010, and includes a live taping of the show From the Top. Guests include From the Top Host Christopher O'Riley, and Gettysburg Festival Executive Director Alice Estrada.Gettysburg Festival (preview)

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Christopher O'Riley, pianist

Jul 1, 2006

ill Pasternak hosts pianist Christopher O'Riley in this week's Crossover. O'Riley, affable host of From the Top (which will follow today's Crossover program), is also a very busy performer with a wide range of repertoire that includes his improvisations on music of Radiohead, and contemporary keyboard music.