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One of public radio's most popular programs returns to Athens when the UGA Performing Arts Center presents From the Top on Sunday, March 3 at 3:00 pm in Hodgson Concert Hall. The episode will tape before a live audience and air nationally the week of April 29. From the Top is distributed by NPR to nearly 250 stations coast-to-coast and is the most popular weekly classical music program on public radio.
Tom Vignieri, production manager for From the Top, will give a pre-concert lecture 45 minutes prior to the performance. The lecture is free and open to the public. Hosted by Christopher O'Riley, From the Top celebrates the power of music in the hands of extraordinary young people. O'Riley is an internationally renowned classical pianist and the recipient of top prizes and awards from the Van Cliburn Competition and the Avery Fisher Career Grants. In addition to performing with the world's major orchestras, O'Riley has won acclaim for his interpretations of contemporary popular music, drawing from the works of Radiohead, Nirvana, R.E.M., Pink Floyd, and Tori Amos.
$20 - $54 with special