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From the Top features past winners of the Fischoff Competition, Sun 12/3 @ 5pm

In 1973, Joseph E. Fischoff and members of the South Bend Chamber Music Society sought an innovative way to encourage young people to pursue chamber music study and performance. That idea was the seed of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, now celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Fischoff sponsors the nation’s largest chamber music competition.
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Fischoff sponsors the nation’s largest chamber music competition.

12/3 We hear past winning performances from the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, in recognition of the 50th anniversary of this prestigious competition held annually in South Bend, Indiana. Get ready to hear some of the best youth chamber music there is!

12/10 It’s our annual “Where Are They Now?” program where we catch up with some of our illustrious alumni to learn about their careers and hear some new performances! Host Peter Dugan catches up with a touring violinist whose debut album celebrates African-American music, a violinist with a career in chamber music, a pianist with an impressive online following, Seattle Symphony’s Assistant Principal Cellist who is also a digital creator, and collaborating alums who have recently launched their own podcast.

12/17 Students attending the Walnut Hill School for the Arts are featured as From the Top recognizes the school’s 50 years as a leading arts high school. Program TBA.

12/24 Teenagers from the Colburn School in Los Angeles perform fun and adventurous music. We also meet a clarinet duo who happen to be roommates and best friends.

12/31 This week, we are treated to a rare performance on harpsichord. We also meet a flutist who’s founded a non-profit to connects kids with free music lessons, a trumpet player who’s a leader in her student government, and a sibling duo who brings musical joy to their local children’s hospital.

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