WNPR Receives Grant Renewal from the Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation of Public Giving to Sponsor From the Top

Release Date: 03/27/2014

WNPR Receives Grant Renewal from the Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation of Public Giving to Sponsor Weekly Broadcasts of From the Top

From the Top Airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on WNPR 
 
WNPR/Connecticut Public Radio is pleased to announce that the Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has renewed its sponsorship of the NPR music program From the Top, a unique showcase for young classical musicians airing Sundays at 10 p.m. on WNPR.
 
Hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher O’Riley, From the Top introduces listeners to young musicians from the new generation of classical musicians, and showcases their talent and dedication through their captivating stories. Each hour-long episode presents five high-caliber performances, along with interviews, sketches and games with these young performers. Filmed before live audiences in concert halls across the country, the series aims to inspire listeners and help build new audiences and an increased appreciation for classical music.
 
Now in its 13th year on air, From the Top also features collaborations from some of the most prominent figures in classical music. Previous guest artists have included Yo-Yo Ma, Hilary Hahn, Bobby McFerrin, Midori and Béla Fleck, performing alongside the young talents showcased on the program.
 
“We are so pleased that we will be able to continue bringing From the Top to our WNPR listeners,” said WNPR News Director John Dankosky. “Showcasing the arts is an important part of WNPR’s mission, and From the Top not only celebrates the art of classical music, it celebrates the next generation of artists creating it.”
 
For more information on From the Top, visit WNPR.org.
 
About WNPR
WNPR is an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. As part of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CBPN), WNPR serves 276,000 listeners weekly in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. WNPR has also been the recipient of many esteemed awards, including two George Foster Peabody Awards, five Ohio State Awards, two Gracie Allen Awards and over 50 Associated Press Awards, including eight Mark Twain Awards for Overall Station Excellence.WNPR’s award-winning local programming lineup includes The Faith Middleton Show, Where We Live and The Colin McEnroe Show. Overall, the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports and educational programming to viewers, listeners and readers. CPBN also includes CPTV, a media service that is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including original documentaries and educational programming. CPTV offers 11.5 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 450,000 households each week. CPBN also includes two affiliate channels: CPTV4U, a 24/7 television channel featuring award-winning drama, news and talk programming, concert performances, independent films, nature shows, British comedy and more; and CPTV Sports, Connecticut’s only 24-hour local sports network, covering statewide high school, college, semi-professional and professional sports. CPBN also houses the Learning Lab, home to the Journalism & Media Academy Magnet School satellite campus and the Veterans Vocational Training Program. For more information, visit wnpr.org.
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