News Archive 2009-2018

Flipping for ‘From the Top’: Bowdoin Student Peppers Broadcast with Excellence, Humor Archives


When From the Top, NPR’s program showcasing young classical musicians from around the country, came to Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall, it gave pianist Allen Wong Yu ’14 a national audience. After performing Mussorgsky’s “The Great Gate of Kiev,” Yu challenged program host and acclaimed pianist Christopher O’Riley to a contest rarely seen outside of Bowdoin’s award-winning dining halls: pepper flipping.

Pepper Flipping Goes National from Bowdoin College on Vimeo.

Watch Allen Wong Yu’s entire performance. Watch the From the Top recording in its entirety.