Ages 16 and under 50% off.
Recommended for ages 7 and up.

Join the studio audience at Zellerbach Hall for a live taping of From the Top, one of National Public Radio's most popular weekly music programs. Hosted by eclectic pianist Christopher O'Riley, From the Top shares the stories and performances of pre-college classical musicians with more than 700,000 listeners each week, through live-recorded concerts presented in communities across the country. Expect to hear gorgeous music and charming stories from some of the best and brightest young musicians from around the Bay Area.

Seeking Local Talent
NPR's Hit Show From the Top with Host Christopher O'Riley seeks local talent for its live show recording on March 2, 2018, at Zellerbach Hall. Classical musicians ages 8–18 can submit an application and recording at

The running time is expected to be approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes including intermission.


Cal Performances 2017/18 Season: From the Top with Christopher O'Reily

Program Notes

Program notes are available online. [PDF]

Donor Benefits

Donor Parking
As a service to our donors at the $750 level and above, we offer the opportunity to reserve parking for our performances. Reserve parking online 5 business days or more in advance of the performance, or by contacting Cal Performances' Development Department at 510.642.8653 or email

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