Texas Tech University

NPR Classical Music Program to Record Live at Texas Tech

Cara Vandergriff

February 24, 2016

From the Top is a weekly radio program featuring talented young musicians recorded before live audiences across the country.

From the Top

The most popular classical music program on public radio will come to life at Texas Tech University when it hosts “From the Top” with Christopher O'Riley at 7 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 27) at the Student Union Building's Allen Theatre.

“From the Top” is a weekly, one-hour radio program that celebrates the power of music by featuring young talented musicians who inspire appreciation for the classical genre. Heard by more than half a million listeners in more than 220 markets, “From the Top” is recorded before live audiences in concert halls across the country.

Clint Barrick, general manager and director of programming at KTTZ-FM, said Texas Tech is excited to highlight the achievements of the country's best young classical musicians by hosting the premiere public radio program.

“The program's combination of art, music and education make it ideal for Texas Tech Public Radio, and we are delighted to bring ‘From the Top' to our university,” Barrick said. “We are also fortunate to showcase the talents of two Lubbock musicians on the show which will air nationally this spring.”

The event at Texas Tech will be taped and replayed at a later date on National Public Radio (NPR) stations nationwide. Tickets are $25 for adults or $15 for students and children and are available through Select-A-Seat at (806) 770-2000 or selectaseatlubbock.com. A reception will be hosted by the Office of the President. Preferred seating and reception tickets are available through Select-A-Seat at an additional charge.