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A lot of events are packed into our From the Top celebration!


Thursday, April 26th - 12 p.m.

Gerald Slavet Speaks to the Chattanooga Rotary Club

A co-founder of From the Top, Gerald Slavet is passionate about helping kids achieve their potential and inspiring them to give back to their communities. Since his own life was profoundly changed by the arts, Slavet is dedicated to creating that same transformative experience for kids and adults alike.  Chattanooga Rotarians and their guests may meet Slavet and hear his presentation at 12 p.m. on Thursday, April 26th and the Chattanooga Convention Center.


Thursday, April 26th - 6 p.m.

CSO Youth Ensembles Play in the Tivoli Lobby

String quartets and a brass quintet made up of CSO Youth Symphony members will serenade early guests in the Tivoli Theatre lobby.


Thursday, April 26th - 7:30 p.m.

CSO Highlights Young Composers and Performers

Our From the Top evening begins with Maestra Kayoko Dan will lead the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera in a special concert featuring music of notable child prodigies.  The concert will open with a movement from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 25th symphony which the composer finished while in his teens.  Following Mozart will be selections from the opera Carmen by George Bizet, a composer who showed promise by age nine, when he began studies at the Paris Conservatory.  The CSO will also accompany CSO Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition winner Emily Oing as she plays an excerpt from the opening of Jean Sibelius' Violin Concerto in D Minor. Oing is a student at Girls Preparatory School and the concertmaster of the CSO Youth Orchestra.


Thursday, April 26th - 8:15 p.m.

Christopher O'Riley Hosts From the Top

Four soloists and a string quartet will be featured in the Chattanooga taping of NPR's From the TopFrom the Top is a nationally syndicated radio program is broadcast on over 200 radio stations for an audience of over 700,000 listeners.  Classical 90.5 WSMC airs From the Top on Tuesday mornings at 10 with rebroadcasts on Sundays at 2 p.m.  The Chattanooga show will air on WSMC on June 12th and 17th.


Friday, April 27th

From the Top Performers Reach Out Locally

From the Top is committed to transforming terrific young performers into strong advocates for the arts.  At the heart of its mission is the believe that young people can make an important contribution to the world by sharing who they are and what they love to do.  This includes outreach in schools, hospitals, and other community venues.  The day after the Chattanooga show, our local performers will have an opportunity to share their talents and develop their arts leadership skills.


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