Classical South Florida (CSF) is pleased to welcome Wilmington Trust Company as a Leadership Circle sponsor of “From the Top”, heard Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m. through April. “From the Top” is the preeminent national program featuring young classical musicians. “What sets “From the Top” apart in classical music programming is the spark it creates between the next generation of audiences and the next generation of performers,” said Néstor Rodriguez, President of Classical South Florida (CSF). “Young musicians from many backgrounds from all over the country perform with magnificent skill, joy and style!”
Each broadcast features five young musicians, who range in age from 8 to 18, and the program includes interviews which bring out each performer’s unique personality. Like any group of tweens and teens, some are shy, many are charming, and most are refreshingly opinionated! Skits and games reveal the musicians’ interests and life experiences, which are sometimes hilarious and sometimes surprisingly moving.
“We are honored to welcome Wilmington Trust to the Classical South Florida family of Leadership Circle program sponsors. Their support ensures regional broadcast of one of the most esteemed classical radio programs, which is embraced by fans of all ages,” stated Rob Davis, Director of Development for Southeast Florida for Classical South Florida.
With roots dating back to the founding of Wilmington Trust Company by T. Coleman duPont in 1903, Wilmington Trust has been serving successful individuals and families for generations. The company brings a unique blend of knowledge, experience, and resources to every client relationship they serve, offering the highest caliber of service from a team of nationally recognized experts.
“Wilmington Trust is proud of our corporate partnership with Classical South Florida, and we look forward to another inspirational and educational season of “From the Top,”” stated Katrina Lee, Senior Investment Advisor at Wilmington Trust.
Wilmington Trust’s Wealth Advisory division includes clients in all 50 states and 35 other countries. The company is proud to be one of the largest personal trust providers in the United States with experts in tax planning and wealth transfer strategies, investment management, private banking, family governance, and family office services. Wilmington Trust is proud to be part of the M&T corporate family, one of the most financially sound and successful companies in the U.S. financial services industry.
“Classical South Florida launched “From the Top” three years ago and supports the program with the distribution of complimentary teacher kits for classroom integration,” Jason Hughes, CSF General Manager and Program Director pointed out. “Additionally, there has been one “From the Top” essay contest and one weekly classroom program to supplement the broadcasts.”
Beginning it’s 7th year; Classical South Florida is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public radio organization dedicated to broadcasting classical music. CSF now has more than 300,000 listeners with membership exceeding 14,000. Its fulltime schedule of classical music includes broadcasts of nationally renowned programs such as Performance Today®, SymphonyCast®, Carnegie Hall Live and the Metropolitan Opera.
Classical South Florida is headquartered in the Arts and Science District in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. In addition to 89.7 FM, heard in Broward and Dade, CSF is heard on 90.7 FM West Palm Beach and their newest station, 88.7 FM in Fort Myers/Naples Naples on Florida’s West Coast, all broadcasting classical music 24 hours a day. WPBI News 101.9 FM is a 24-hour news station serving the West Palm Beach metropolitan area.
For information on Classical South Florida, call Rob Davis at (954) 522-8755 ext 18.