As part of its 75th Anniversary celebrations, The American Boychoir will present From the Top, the pre-eminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on NPR, including WWFM, on Sunday, May 19 at 4:00 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium on the campus of Princeton University. The popular NPR program, hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher O’Riley, will feature The American Boychoir performing works by Maurice Duruflé, John Phillip Sousa, Johann Sebastian Bach and The Beatles in a first-ever taping in Princeton. Also featured will be 16-year-old violinist Gallia Kastner from Arlington Heights, Illinois, performing the Waltz-Scherzo, Op. 34 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and 16-year-old cellist Julia Rosenbaum from Potomac, Maryland, performing Elégie, Op. 24, by Gabriel Fauré. Gallia and Julia will also join The American Boychoir for two performances by Johann Sebastian Bach. From the Top airs locally on WWFM, The Classical Network on Saturdays at 11:00 AM. This episode will air nationally the week of June 3.
The American Boychoir’s appearance on From the Top will be the culmination of the Boychoir’s 75th Anniversary celebratory alumni weekend, May 17-19. The 75th Anniversary weekend includes a Diamond Gala Benefit dinner and a performance of the Boychoir and its alumni at the Boychoir School’s new home, the Princeton Center for Arts and Education, on Mapleton Road in Princeton. The Gala dinner on Saturday May 18 will include both a live and silent auction, a performance by the Alumni Chorus, conducted by James H. Litton, and dessert with From the Top host Christopher O’Riley. Alumni from throughout the country are expected to come to Princeton to celebrate the Boychoir’s 75-year commitment to musical performance, education and character, as well as highlights from the Boychoir’s illustrious international performing career.
Tickets for the May 19 From the Top taping are available at princeton.edu/utickets or by phone at (609) 258-9220. The American Boychoir 75th Anniversary online auction can be accessed at www.biddingforgood.org/americanboychoir and information on the Anniversary Gala can be obtained by contacting The American Boychoir, (609) 924-5858 or by visiting americanboychoir.org/75gala.