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Young musicians make From the Top programs, tune in November 2020

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From the Top, the show that highlights outstanding young musicians, is holding  “live” virtual auditions for high school seniors on November 13 and 14, who are applying for the December 4th scholarship deadline.  Here are some of the great young musicians that will appear on the November 2020 broadcasts.

11/1      Orli Shaham hosts from Merkin Hall at the Kaufman Music Center in New York. Performers and Repertoire TBA.

11/8      From the Corson Auditorium at Interlochen Center for the Arts, film and television actor Damon Gupton is guest host and sets the stage for a young tubist who performs a virtuosic concerto backed by the full orchestra, a group of seven percussionists perform the aptly titled work Shared Space, and a 17-year-old cellist passionately performs a beautiful work by Tchaikovsky.

11/15    Philadelphia, PA Performers and Repertoire TBA

11/22    From Longwood Gardens outside Philadelphia, we’ll feature a young violinist who got her start in the El Sistema-inspired music program, Play-On Philly, a violin and guitar duo performs a dramatic tango, and a young cellist who once performed at a Chicago Bulls game.

11/29    From the Top’s first Blanket Fort episode enters the homes of young musicians during the COVID-19 pandemic, including 18-year-old cellist Cameron Chiu, 17-year-old violinst Alexandra Woroniecka, 18-year-old double bassist Branden Ellis, who is also a Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist scholarship winne and  Purple Hippopotami Quartet, from the Merit School of Music in Chicago.