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November 20, 2019 • 7:00 pm

Merrill Auditorium, Portland

Wednesday, November 20th • 7:00 pm

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National Public Radio’s From the Top returns to Portland Ovations to elevate and celebrate the amazing talent and captivating personalities of virtuosic young musicians from Maine and beyond. A favorite of longtime classical musical enthusiasts and newcomers alike, From the Top combines serious music, light-hearted skits and informal interviews in a delightful and entertaining concert. Join us to cheer on some of our most outstanding young musicians as they perform for two live national broadcasts on NPR.

This performance will air on participating stations and by podcast during the weeks of December 16, 2019 and January 6, 2020.  Tune in to From the Top on Maine Public Classical Radio, Saturdays at 5PM. To listen online or download the podcast, visit www.fromthetop.org.


Special Guest Host Orli Shaham

Orli Shaham has established an impressive international reputation as one of today’s most gifted pianists. The New York Times called her a “brilliant pianist”; Ms. Shaham is admired worldwide for her interpretations of both standard and modern repertoire. Ms. Shaham’s interactive concert series for young children, Baby Got Bach, founded in 2010, is recognized by parents, media and the music community as a significant force in music education and entertainment for preschoolers.


“Young musicians that will knock your socks off.” – TODAY SHOW, NBC

Participating Maine Teens

Colin Aponte, 15, Violin
Blue Hill, ME
John Bapst Memorial High School, Grade 10
Concertmaster, Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestra


Joshua Rosenthal, 16, Violin
Damariscotta, ME
Homeschooled, Grade 10
New England Conservatory Preparatory School


Annabel Parker, 17, Soprano
Rockport, ME
Camden Hills Regional High School, Grade 12
Bay Chamber Music School


Merrill Auditorium, Portland
20 Myrtle Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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A beautifully restored 1,900-seat performance venue, this majestic hall is one of the gems of Portland’s downtown Arts District and is located near many excellent restaurants.

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Parking: Parking is available for a nominal fee at “Central Parking Services” on the corner of Congress and Pearl Streets (this lot offers some accessible parking spaces) and at the “Top of the Old Port” on Pearl Street (off of Congress).