Chattanooga Students Selected To Perform On NPR Music Show

From The Top Taping Broadcast In Chattanooga Jan. 23

Friday, December 06, 2013

From the Top, a showcase for young musicians heard weekly on NPR stations across the country, is coming to the Tivoli Theatre to tape a radio broadcast on Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. The program will feature the performances and personal stories of young classical musicians from across the country. 

This episode is brought to the Tivoli by Southern Adventist University’s WSMC Classical 90.5 FM and is sponsored by Memorial Hospital. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 757-5050 or visiting wsmc.org.

The broadcast taping features several young musicians, five of which are from East Tennessee. The performance will showcase the McCallie School Guitar Quartet, which includes Chattanooga students Drew Shikoh, Matthew Norris, Ralston Hartness and Griffin Jayne. Also featured will be pianist Mayuki Miyashita, from Maryville, Tenn.  

In addition to From the Top, the Tivoli event includes performances by the Chattanooga Youth Symphony and Southern’s Symphony Orchestra during a special pre-broadcast performance. 

What began as a radio experiment in 2000 quickly became one of the fastest growing and most popular weekly classical music programs on public radio. The broadcast is on nearly 250 stations nationwide to an audience of more than 700,000 listeners each week.  

From the Top is made possible through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, and corporate underwriting from U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management. It is also supported through the generous contributions of individuals and institutions as well as public radio stations. From the Top’s founding partners are New England Conservatory and WGBH. Learn more at fromthetop.org.



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