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CCM Violin Chair Kurt Sassmanshaus with the Starling Chamber Orchestra

NPR's 'From the Top' Features CCM Prep Ensemble this Spring

From the Top Live With Host Christopher O'Riley

From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley, the preeminent showcase for young musicians, comes to UC’s Corbett Auditorium to record a radio broadcast on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

The show will feature the Starling Chamber Orchestra, with conductor and CCM Violin Chair Kurt Sassmannshaus, as well as solo performances by several current and past Starling Chamber Orchestra Participants.

24-year-old violinist and 2012 Naumburg Competition winner Tessa Lark and 21-year-old violinist Jonathan Miron, both Starling Orchestra alumni, will perform “Romance” by Joseph Hellmesberger, along with From the Top alumnus Charles Yang.

From the Top may be heard locally on WGUC 90.9 on Saturdays at 9 a.m.; this episode will air nationally the week of May 5!

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