Brazosport College to bring popular NPR show to the Clarion

Brazosport College to bring popular NPR show to the Clarion

Thu Feb 11, 2016

“From the Top,” the preeminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on Houston Public Media, is coming to The Clarion at Brazosport College at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 4.

This special live radio recording event will celebrate the great musical training and talent in the Houston area with performances by two Houston-area teen musicians. Featured on the broadcast will be 11-year-old pianist Bryant Li from Katy, as well as 17-year-old trumpet player Ayman Abouleish from Houston.

This show will also feature a quartet from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University performing a composition by 18-year-old composer Aiyana Braun from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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 across the country, including the 17-year-old flute player Mei Stone from Waco, who is currently studying at Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, and 16-year-old violinist Joshua Brown from Gurnee, Illinois.

Broadcast on more than 220 stations nationwide to an audience of nearly 700,000 listeners, “From the Top” is America’s premier national platform celebrating the stories, talents, and character of classically-trained young musicians. Operating from Boston’s vibrant music district, “From the Top” produces nationwide media programs (like NPR’s “From the Top Live with Christopher O’Riley”), presents inspiring live performances in Boston and around the country, offers scholarships, and helps America’s talented, hard-working and dedicated young musicians inspire music lovers of all ages.

For tickets and information, visit brazosport.edu/clarion. From the Top may be heard locally on Houston Public Media on Sundays at 6 p.m. This episode will air nationally the week of April 18.