PT has spent the past week at one of the great musical gatherings on the planet: the Aspen Music Festival and School in Aspen, Colorado. On this weekend's Performance Today, we'll hear concert highlights from Aspen, played by all-stars and talented students. Plus, reflections on the synergy between music and nature.
For students at the Aspen Music Festival and School, the experience is not just about the music. On Friday's Performance Today, we'll hear cellist Alisa Weilerstein's take on the Aspen experience. Plus, we'll hear her play a cello solo by Osvaldo Golijov live from Aspen's Harris Hall.
Pianist Joyce Yang and student musicians Emma Gerstein, Sofia Nikas and Katherine Siochi joined Fred onstage for PT's live event at Harris Hall in Aspen, Colo. for an evening of musical performances and conversation.
Test your ears as Bruce Adolphe takes a popular tune and transforms it into something that sounds like it was composed by one of the greats. Guess the great and the song. Then listen to a piece by the composer in question. The Piano Puzzler® with Bruce Adolphe is available for download and as a podcast.
Performance Today is taking a cross-country road trip for your ears. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, come join us on our summer road trip, as we highlight distinctive American places and their connections to great American music. To get even more insight into the people and places we visit (or to backseat drive), follow along with our road trip map.
Each of the past three summers, Kebra-Seyoun Charles has been the youngest player in the school's double bass program. We caught up with Kebra earlier this summer in Aspen to find out how the bass came to be his instrument of choice.