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NPR's From the Top is Coming to Dallas

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra announced yesterday that the popular NPR show From the Top will tape a broadcast at the Meyerson Symphony Center on January 4. The show, which can be heard locally on WRR Classical 101.1 FM every Saturday at 9 a.m., showcases young classical musicians.

Pianist Christopher O'Riley will be in town to host the show, and several young musicians from the DFW area will perform along with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and members of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra.

Cellist Russell Houston will perform "Schelomo" by Ernest Bloch, and violinist Aakash Patel, a graduate of the DSO Young Strings program and student of Emanuel Borok, will perform the first movement from Camille Saint-Saëns' Third Violin Concerto.

Booker T. Washington High School student Chase Dobson will showcase his composition, "Sporting of the Gods," with Houston and Patel performing.

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