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From the Top performer Caroline Goulding with Christopher O'Riley. Lyons, Mark. Accessed February 1, 2017.

Be a part of KMFA’s 50th birthday festivities as we welcome From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley for a live taping at The Long Center on February 26, 2017. The family-friendly show will be filled with amazing performances and inspiring stories from some of America’s best young classical musicians. Right now tickets are available through the Long Center

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WHAT: From the Top live taping
DATE: Sunday, February 26, 2017
TIME:  4 pm (This is a live taping – no late seating)
LOCATION: The Long Center for the Performing Arts – 701 W. Riverside Drive Austin, TX 78704 
Tickets are now available through the Long Center.


From the Top airs Saturdays at 11 a.m. on KMFA Classical 89.5. The program is America’s largest national platform dedicated to celebrating the stories, talents, and character of classically-trained young musicians. Our classically-trained musicians, ages 8­­–18, astonish audiences with their skill and talent. Their hard work, dedication, and passion make them role models for their peers (and adults, too!). Yet, when they tell us about their lives outside of music, we are reminded that they are typical kids and teenagers, with normal worries and big dreams. In this winning combination we see a bright future, filled with the joy and hope that music offers to the world.


There’s nothing quite like seeing From the Top musicians perform live. From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley is recorded before live audiences in 16 cities each year. Each recording is approximately 90 minutes in length and gives audiences a first-hand look at how a radio show is created. The performance will be recorded, edited and air on KMFA and across the nation approximately 6 weeks – 3 months later. Children 7 years or older are welcome to attend.