Seton Hill University and the Westmoreland Cultural Trust recently partnered to present the National Public Radio show, “From the Top with Christopher O’Riley,” at The Palace Theatre in Greensburg, Pa. The show will be broadcast locally on WQED FM on Saturday, January 12, at 5 p.m.

“Seton Hill University was honored to be a partner with the Westmoreland Cultural Trust to bring 'From the Top with Christopher O’Riley' to Greensburg. As listeners will hear, the taping featured some extraordinarily gifted young musicians from the United States and Canada,” said Curt Scheib, D.M.A., chair, Division of Visual and Performing Arts, and professor, music. “The nurturing of young musicians has long been a central mission of the music program at Seton Hill, so it was all the more meaningful to bring these talented young artists to the Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center and to The Palace Theatre.”

The show will feature the following performances:

Ariel Horowitz, violin, age 16, of Bloomington, Ind., performing I. Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck from the Sonata No.1 for violin and piano in A minor, Op.105, by Robert Schumann, accompanied by Christopher O'Riley, piano.

Ariana Chiu, piano, age 12, of Pittsburgh, Pa., performing “The Cat and the Mouse” by Aaron Copland.

Quartet Stracciatella, Stephanie Block, viola, age 18, of Barrington, Ill., Erika Gray, violin, age 16, of Wilmette, Ill., Johannes Gray, cello, age 15, of Wilmette, Ill., and HyunJae “Hannah” Lim, violin, age 14, of Wilmette, Ill., coached by Marko Dreher performing IV. Allegro from String Quartet No.2, “Intimate Letters,” by Leoš Janácek. Quartet Stracciatella is the 2012 junior division first place medalist of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

Sophia Lee, harp, age 14, of Wexford, Pa. performing “Féerie: Prélude et Danse” by Marcel Tournier.

Daniel Hass, cello, age 15, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, performing III. Rasch, mit Feuer from Fantasiestücke, Op.73 by Robert Schumann, accompanied by Christopher O'Riley, piano.

Since 1918, the study of music has been an integral part of the Seton Hill experience. The music program at Seton Hill University seeks to educate musicians who will think and act critically, creatively, and ethically, and who are prepared to meet the challenges and opportunities for careers in music in the twenty-first century.