From the Top appears as part of the McCoy Center’s Main Stage Series, sponsored by Fifth Third Bank.
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. Broadcast on nearly 250 stations nationwide to an audience of nearly 700,000 listeners each week, From the Top has been described by the Boston Globe as, "an entertaining, accessible and inspirational mix of outstanding musical performances, informal interviews, skits and games; the show is a celebration of extraordinary musicians who happen to be teenagers leading fairly normal lives."
Annually, From the Top's live tapings reach more than 20,000 live audience members of all ages. In conjunction with its national tour, From the Top, a Boston-based non-profit, offers leadership training to young artists and conducts classroom and community programs leveraging the power of its performers as role models for younger students. In addition, From the Top and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation award $10,000 scholarships to high achieving musicians with limited financial means. The program has invested more than $1.6 million in support for pre-college students since 2005.
From the Top's radio program is made possible through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. It is also supported through the generous contributions of individuals and institutions as well as public radio stations. From the Top is an independent non-profit organization headquartered in Boston. From the Top’s founding partners are New England Conservatory and WGBH.
About From the Top - For over a decade, From the Top has been the preeminent showcase for America’s best young musicians. Through award-winning NPR and PBS programs, online media, a national tour of live events, scholarship and education programs, From the Top shares the stories and performances of pre-collegiate musicians with millions.
From the Top prepares young musicians to connect with audiences, serve as positive role models, and give back to their communities. These performers inspire the pursuit of excellence and encourage participation in the arts as an integral part of a vibrant and civil society. From the Top is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Boston. Learn more at www.fromthetop.org.
NPR’s From the Top with host Christopher O’Riley will play the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, located at 100 W. Dublin-Granville Rd. in New Albany, on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 8:00pm. Tickets range in price from $25-$35. For tickets or additional information, please visit the McCoy Center website at www.mccoycenter.org or call (614) 245.4701 (M-F, 10am-3pm).
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The McCoy Center is a non-profit organization developed through a visionary public and private collaboration between the New Albany Community Foundation, the City of New Albany, the Plain Township, the New Albany-Plain Local School District and The New Albany Company. It serves students, residents of the city and township, and the surrounding communities as an intimate, professional quality venue for school, community and McCoy board presented events.
SPONSOR SUPPORT: The Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts receives operating support from The Columbus Foundation, the New Albany Community Foundation, Plain Township, and the City of New Albany. The Main Stage Series Sponsor is Fifth Third Bank and Media Sponsors are WOSU Public Media and CityScene Magazine.