Nine-year-old flute player Emma Resmini from Fairfax Station, VA will appear on an upcoming episode of From the Top, the hit public radio program featuring America’s best young classical musicians and hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher O’Riley. Now celebrating its 10th Anniversary Season, From the Top is heard on nearly 250 stations nationwide and taped before live audiences around the country. Broadcast from WGBH’s Fraser Studio in Boston, MA, the show airs on WETA 90.9 FM at 6 pm Sunday, September 13.
Emma began studying flute at the age of three using the Suzuki method. She made her solo debut with the George Mason University Symphony Orchestra at the age of seven (without front teeth). Emma is currently a student of Alice Weinreb of the National Symphony Orchestra. Though she has never been to Pittsburgh, Emma is a diehard Steelers fan and wore a Steelers jersey every day of second grade for the entire football season. Emma enjoys building and launching model rockets with her father and keeps a collection of rockets for public launches of the Northern Virginia Association of Rocketry.
On the September 13 broadcast, Emma performs Cécile Chaminade’s Concertino, accompanied by Christopher O’Riley. Also included on the broadcast is a 17-year-old countertenor from Palmdale, CA, a clarinet trio from New York, NY, and Boston’s Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. Violinist William Harvey, an alumnus featured on From the Top’s pilot episode, returns to kick off the 10th Anniversary Season. This broadcast season, From the Top will bring back some of its past performers to celebrate their successes and reminisce on the compelling stories told on From the Top over the past decade.
The episode was recorded before a live audience on May 3, 2009 and will be available online at fromthetop.org after the broadcast.
From the Top is a non-profit organization that celebrates the passion, dedication, and personal stories of the nation’s outstanding young classical musicians. Through entertaining public radio and PBS television broadcasts, online media, and a national tour of live events and outreach programs, these performers inspire the pursuit of excellence, and encourage participation in the arts as an integral part of a vibrant and civil society. From the Top’s training and mentorship programs prepare young musicians to connect with new audiences, serve as positive peer role models, and give back to their communities.
From the Top is made possible through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. It is also supported through the generous contributions of individuals and foundations as well as public radio stations.
From the Top on NPR is produced in association with WGBH Radio Boston and New England Conservatory of Music, its home and education partner.