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For Immediate Release through Aug. 28, 2004
“From the Top” Brings Young Performers to Brookhaven College
Farmers Branch, Dallas, TX • “From the Top,” the hit public radio program that NBC-TV’s “Today” calls ‘classy reality programming,’ will record a live show Aug. 28 at 8 p.m. at Brookhaven College School of the Arts. The program, hosted by internationally renowned pianist Christopher O’Riley, features young musicians from across the country.
“From the Top” showcases the stories and musical performances of exceptional pre-college age classical musicians and each one-hour program features performances by five soloists or ensembles ages 9-18 who are often accompanied by Mr. O’Riley.
Heard on nearly 250 radio stations coast to coast, “From the Top” has been described by The Boston Globe as "an entertaining, accessible and often inspirational mix of outstanding musical performances, informal interviews, skits and games.”
NBC TV’s “Today” national correspondent Jamie Gangel said, “You don’t have to be a classical music fan to love this show. ‘From the Top’s’ signature is not taking itself too seriously. While the musical performances are exquisite, there's nothing snobby about the show.”
“From the Top” was created by Concert Productions, Inc. in association with WGBH Radio Boston and New England Conservatory, its home and educational partner. Public Radio International distributes the program.
Support comes from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the PRI Program Fund, corporations, foundations and individuals. “From the Top” is endorsed by the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts, the National Association for Music Education, the American Symphony Orchestra League, and the Music Teachers National Association. To learn more about “From the Top” or to hear an archived program, visit<br>
Ticket prices for floor seating are $25 for adults, $20 for senior adults and DCCCD staff, and $15 for students. Balcony seating is $20 for adults, $15 for senior adults and DCCCD staff, and $10 for students. Rates for groups of 12 or more are $3 off regular ticket prices. Call the Box Office at 972-860-4118, Monday through Friday between 1 and 5 p.m., for more information or to reserve a ticket.
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