“From the Top,” a National Public Radio program that profiles talented young musicians, will come to Portland for a show at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Merrill Auditorium. Hosted by concert pianist Christopher O’Riley, the program will be recorded for national broadcast.

“From the Top” offers serious music, light-hearted skits and informal interviews, and listeners are introduced to young classical musicians.

For the show in Portland, the young artists profiled include Josie and Sophie Davis, teenage violin-playing sisters from Waldoboro. O’Riley will accompany the sisters, who have participated in the Kneisel Hall Maine Young Musicians Program.

Also performing will be pianist Wilson Bristol, 17, of Freeport. Bristol is a student at the University of Southern Maine’s School of Music.

Other performers include Anna DeLoi, 14, of Plaistow, N.H.; Clark Pang, 14, a cellist from Orinda, Calif.; and a trumpet trio consisting of Acadia Kocher, 16, of Columbia, Md., Dominic Favia, 16, of Vienna, Va., and Michael Harper, 17, of Annapolis, Md.

Members of the Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra will also perform.

Portland Ovations will host the concert. Tickets cost $26 to $40 and are available through PortTix; 842-0800 or www.portlandovations.org.


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