Schubert Club and the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts to Bring Popular NPR Show
From the Top with Christopher O’Riley to St. Paul
Live recording will showcase amazing young musicians from across Minnesota
ST. PAUL, Minn. (August 18, 2016) — Schubert Club and the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts will present From the Top, the preeminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on Classical MPR, on Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Ordway Concert Hall. This live recording of the popular NPR show will shine the spotlight on young musicians in the Twin Cities and beyond with an all-Minnesota cast of performers, including the Concertmaster of the Minnesota Youth Symphonies, a brother-sister piano duo from Blaine and the second-prize winner of the Cooper International Piano Competition.
This recording of the popular NPR program, hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher O’Riley, will feature amazing performances and captivating personal stories of extraordinary young musicians from Minnesota. The cast includes:
- 18-year-old violinist Emma Richman from Minneapolis
- The Taggart Duo, including brother and sister pianists, 13-year-old Emma and 9-year-old Jacob Taggart from Blaine
- Second-prize winner of the Cooper International Piano Competition, 17-year-old pianist Evren Ozel from Minneapolis who is currently studying at Walnut Hill Arts Academy in Natick, Mass.
- Also featured will be the Stillwater Area High School Choir.
From the Top is co-presented by the Schubert Club and the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets and information, visit www.ordway.org. From the Top may be heard locally on Classical MPR at noon on Sundays. This episode will air nationally the week of November 28, 2016.
ABOUT FROM THE TOP
From the Top is America’s largest national platform celebrating the stories, talents, and character of classically-trained young musicians. Through live events, NPR and YouTube broadcasts, scholarships, and leadership programs, From the Top empowers these extraordinary young people to engage and inspire music lovers of all ages. From the Top produces the popular weekly radio program, NPR’s From the Top with Host Christoper O’Riley, airing on more than 200 stations nationwide.
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’s founding partners are New England Conservatory and WGBH. Learn more at www.fromthetop.org.
ABOUT THE ORDWAY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
The Ordway is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading nonprofit performing arts centers and Saint Paul’s most elegant and inviting performance space. The Ordway’s Music Theater and Concert Hall attract diverse audiences with an array of productions showcasing the finest in American musical theater, world music, dance and vocal performance. Education and community engagement are integral to the Ordway’s mission, with major initiatives including the annual Flint Hills International Children’s Festival and Ordway Education programs that serve more than 50,000 students annually. Together with Minnesota Opera, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and The Schubert Club, the Ordway is a member of the Arts Partnership and serves as the principal venue for their performances. For more information, visit www.ordway.org.
ABOUT THE SCHUBERT CLUB
For 135 years, the Schubert Club has invited the world’s finest recital soloists and ensembles to the Twin Cities and promoted the finest musical talents of our community through performances, education and museum programs. It has secured a prominent and distinguished reputation among musical organizations nationwide, and is one of the first arts organizations in the country. For more information, visit www.schubert.org.
Production: From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley
Date: Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Theater Venue Ordway Concert Hall
& Location: 345 Washington Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102
Ticket Office: 651-224-4222
Price: Tickets start at $22
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