Performance Today

with host Fred Child

The Exhilaration of Skiing, in Music

In Vancouver, the women's slalom is Friday and the men's slalom is Saturday, but the musical Slalom is on Performance Today. Carter Pann is an American composer, and an avid skier. He wrote a ten-minute orchestral piece that he hopes captures the exhilaration of downhill skiing. It's fun, fast, kinetic music, and we'll hear it from a concert by the Dallas Wind Symphony: "Slalom," by Carter Pann.