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Young musicians with military parents to be spotlighted

Showcase for America’s best young Classical musicians teams with the Military Child Education Coalition

While there are many broadcast programs available purporting to be in search of talented performers, most are designed to exploit participants for ratings and money.  For many years, From the Top has sought to showcase America's best young Classical musicians in an environment which, according to both teachers and parents, is  “accessible, educational and entertaining,â€? with “real kidsâ€? and “real value.â€? From the Top and the Military Child Education Coalition seem to share similar values.  Now they are joining forces to find "young musicians with military parents who are Active Duty, National Guard, Reserves, or post 9-11 Veterans for (their) live show recording on June 27, 2012 at The Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas. The show will be presented by the Military Child Education Coalition at its National Conference." Read Be on the show (fromthetop.org) Watch one young From the Top performer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NH3n3Ckji8&

The 10 most talented kids in Classical music

Limelight Magazine has compiled a list of some of Classical music's most amazing performers, along with video of some of their performances.  See if you agree, and let us know if you know of someone we should hear about! Read The 10 most talented kids in classical music (limelightmagazine.com)

Dudamel's Mahler madness?

Gustavo Dudamel plans a massive tribute to Mahler with not one, but TWO orchestras.  Over slightly more than three weeks, Dudamel will conduct the nine symphonies Mahler completed plus the opening Adagio movement of the unfinished Tenth with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simón Bolivar Orchestra.  Is he crazy? Read Gustavo Dudamel's Mahler project (LA Times)