SHOW BROADCASTS ON KBPS 89.9 FM NOVEMBER 14
11-year-old pianist Adria Ye from Lake Oswego, Oregon will appear on an upcoming episode of From the Top, the hit public radio program featuring America’s best young classical musicians and hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher O’Riley. Now celebrating its 10th Anniversary Season, From the Top is heard on nearly 250 stations nationwide and taped before live audiences around the country. Broadcast from New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall in Boston, MA, the show airs on KBPS 89.9 FM at 5 pm Saturday, November 14.
Adria performed at Carnegie Hall when she was just seven years old. She was inspired to play piano by her brother Michael, who has previously appeared on an episode of From the Top. Adria was the winner of the 2007 Chamber Music Society of Oregon Concerto Competition and has won several titles from the Oregon Music Teacher Association’s solo and concerto events. Outside of music she enjoys ballet, art, and reading.
On the November 14 broadcast, Adria performs Restlessness, Op. 19, No. 5 and The Spinning Song, Op. 67, No. 4 of Felix Mendelssohn’s Songs Without Words, and is interviewed by Christopher O’Riley. Violinist Maya Shankar, who appeared on From the Top as a teen and is now a 23-year-old Rhodes Scholar studying cognitive sciences, returns to From the Top as part of the show’s tenth anniversary celebration.Also included on the broadcast is a 17-year-old baritone from Los Angeles, CA, a 17-year-old timpanist from Wenham, MA, and a 16-year-old cellist from Natick, MA.
The episode was recorded before a live audience in Boston on October 4, 2009. It will be available online at www.fromthetop.org after the broadcast.
For the past 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, and education programs, From the Top shares the stories and performances of pre-collegiate musicians with millions each week.
From the Top 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 foundations as well as public radio stations.
From the Top on NPR is produced in association with WGBH Radio Boston and New England Conservatory of Music, its home and education partner.