NPR’s From the Top LIVE
On June 8, 2019, Texas State International Piano Festival (TSIPF), celebrating its 10th year, will bring one of country’s most entertaining classical music programs to San Marcos, Texas —a live taping of the NPR hit program From the Top at the new Performing Arts Center at Texas State University. The program will feature young TSIPF participants from all over the world in a celebration of the energy of America’s kids and the power of classical music. We are thrilled by this opportunity to showcase our exceptional musicians on a national broadcast and to provide an inspiring and engaging classical music concert for an audience of young people and families right here in San Marcos, Texas.
For over a decade, From the Top has featured thousands of young musicians. Each week, 700,000 listeners tune in to hear middle and high school students play with astonishing depth, style, and enthusiasm. In interviews and in pre-produced audio portraits, they share stories about balancing life as a kid in America with their dedication to classical music. They are witty, insightful, and sometimes goofy, but they never fail to inspire. The program is heard in San Marc os on both KMFA (Austin) and KPAC (San Antonio).
From the Top builds a community experience in every city it visits and provides an Arts Leadership program for the performers on the show. From the Top and Texas State International Piano Festival will partner to encourage participating young musicians to use their talents to advocate for the arts, teach music to others, raise money for charitable causes, and engage people outside the concert hall.