From the Top comes to New Albany

From the Top's Christopher O'Riley(Photo: Wendy Lynch)
From the Top's Christopher O'Riley(Photo: Wendy Lynch)

Christopher O’Riley and the production team of From the Top are in New Albany this week, continuing their search for talented young musicians to introduce to music lovers everywhere.

NPR’s From the Top  is one of the most popular weekly music series on public radio and is heralded as “contemporary culture’s feel-good success story,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The show, now in it’s 13th year, reaches more than 700,000 loyal listeners on 250 stations across the country.

Tonight, From the Top will be in the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts in New Albany at 8 pm to record a program for later broadcast.  If you’ve ever thought it would be fun to be in the audience for a taping of From the Top, now’s your chance.  You’d better hurry, however, as space is limited.

From the Top’s New Albany stop will be an especially exciting event because it features three young musicians from right here in Central Ohio.

Audrey Watkins, a 17-year-old flute player from Worthington, will be preforming on Friday night.  Audrey studies flute with Lea Pearson and currently attends Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan.
Also performing is the Mittelpunkt Duo, 17-year old mezzo-soprano Michaella Cipriani from Westerville and 18-year-old violist Eva Kennedy from Worthington.  Michaella studies with Robin Rice, Eva studies with Deborah Price, and both come from Chamber Music Connection in Worthington.

You can see some of the talented young people who have appeared on From the Top on their You Tube channel.  Then plan to join us at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts in New Albany tonight at 8:00pm and be listening to Classical 101 for information on the performance broadcast!

Watch: From the Top alum Caroline Goulding, who was most recently in Columbus in 2011 to perform with ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, play Tartini’s Devil’s Trill