NPR’s From the Top

VPAC Winter Classical Series

January 16, 2019 7:00 pm

Ticket Prices
  • $68 Adult
  • $10 Student
NPR’s From the Top
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From the Top presents the amazing performances and captivating personalities of extraordinary young classical musicians from across the country.  The 90-minute show, recorded for future broadcast, features virtuosic performances and entertaining interviews with young soloists and/or ensembles. Young performers share their passion for classical music, and speak about their non-musical lives. Broadcast on more than 200 stations nationwide to an audience of more than half a million listeners and heard locally, From the Top is considered the most popular weekly one-hour music program on public radio. 

A celebration of great music and great kids, From the Top appeals to diverse audiences, but is especially recommended for ages 7 and up.

ABOUT FROM THE TOP: From the Top is America’s largest national platform celebrating the stories, talents, and character of classically-trained young musicians. Through live events, NPR and video broadcasts, scholarships, and arts education programs, From the Top empowers these extraordinary young people to engage and inspire music lovers of all ages.

PROGRAMS: Founded in Boston in 1995 by Gerald Slavet and Jennifer Hurley-Wales, From the Top originated as a variety-style radio show. More than 20 years later, From the Top has grown into a multi-media and arts education powerhouse, transforming the lives of hundreds of young musicians each year, inspiring millions of fans, and pioneering new ways to unite communities around the promise of great young talent.

Broadcast on more than 200 stations nationwide to an audience of nearly half a million listeners, NPR’s From the Top is the most popular weekly one-hour music program on public radio. From the Top musicians can also be seen in From the Top’s See the Music video series, that brings together young classically-trained musicians with collaborators from multiple artistic genres and disciplines. Distributed on YouTube and social media, See the Music reaches millions of additional fans who do not listen to From the Top’s radio program or attend its live events.

From the Top prepares young musicians to be instruments of positive social change in their communities through intensive leadership training offered by From the Top’s Center for the Development of Arts Leaders (CDAL).  Both in Boston and on FTT’s national tour, CDAL empowers young musicians to explore their individual leadership pathways while planning and delivering programs to diverse audiences in schools, senior centers, hospitals, and museums.

From the Top and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation award 20 $10,000 scholarships each year to exceptional young musicians with financial need.

SEEKING LOCAL TALENT: From the Top welcomes audition entries from young classical musicians, ages 8 to 18 who have not yet graduated from high school. Solo performers on all instruments, composers and vocalists, as well as instrumental or vocal ensembles are welcome.  In addition to seeking talent for its upcoming live concert in Beaver Creek, the program seeks young musicians for other concerts that are part of its national tour on a rolling admissions basis. From the Top’s variety show format features serious musical performances and lively interviews with some of the country’s best pre-collegiate performers. This unique blend of music, talk, and humor draws half a million loyal listeners each week. It is an essential part of From the Top’s mission to take musicians out of the concert hall and into the community. In conjunction with every live recording, From the Top’s education and outreach programs offer valuable support and resources for young musicians as they prepare for multi-faceted careers in the arts, inspire and build new audiences for classical music, and use their talents to make a difference in the lives of others. Application and scholarship information is available online at To be considered for From the Top in Beaver Creek, eligible young classical musicians must submit recordings and complete an application at least four months prior to the recording date. For additional information, please contact Janet Fagan, From the Top Recruitment, at 617-437-0707 x 124 or

Based in Boston, From the Top is an independent non-profit organization that celebrates the power of music in the hands of extraordinary young people – thanks to the charitable gifts made by many individuals and institutions each year. From the Top’s radio program is made possible in part by an award from the National Endowment of the Arts, a grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, corporate underwriting from U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, and partnerships with radio stations nationwide. From the Top’s founding partners are New England Conservatory and WGBH. Learn more at

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Tickets: Adult $68 | Student $10

*Ticket prices subject to change

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