Live recording features Bozeman teen musician

ARTS COUNCIL BIG SKY

BIG SKY – “From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley,” the preeminent weekly NPR showcase for young musicians airing on Yellowstone Public Radio, comes to Big Sky’s Warren Miller Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 27.

This live radio-recording event will be hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher O’Riley and will feature amazing performances and captivating personal stories of extraordinary young musicians from across the country, including 18-year-old trumpet player Stephanie Anderson from Bozeman.

“From the Top” can be heard locally on YPR each Sunday at noon, and this episode will air nationally the week of Nov. 23. The radio show 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 – the organization of the same name – produces nationwide media programs; presents inspiring live performances; offers scholarships; and helps America’s talented, hard-working, and dedicated young musicians inspire music lovers of all ages.

Broadcast on more than 220 stations nationwide to an audience of nearly 700,000 listeners, NPR’s “From the Top” has been described by the Boston Globe as an “entertaining, accessible, and inspirational mix of outstanding musical performances, informal interviews, skits, and games, the show is a celebration of extraordinary musicians who happen to be teenagers leading fairly normal lives.”

From the Top’s PBS television series “From the Top at Carnegie Hall” (2007–2009) won two daytime Emmy awards, and From the Top’s YouTube channel offers videos and behind-the-scenes insights.

The organization’s residency will include extended arts leadership activities in Big Sky in the days following the live recording. Performers will present outreach assemblies and interactive workshops in the Ophir Elementary and Lone Peak High schools.

Visit bigskyarts.org for tickets and more information.