Performance Today

with host Fred Child

Hakan Hardenberger's Christmas Story

Hakan Hardenberger's father was always late getting Christmas presents. One year - on the day before Christmas - he came across a music shop. In that shop he saw a trumpet, which he decided to buy for his 8-year-old son. Thanks to that last-minute present, young Hakan grew up to be one of the great trumpet soloists of our time. On Wednesday's Performance Today, we'll hear Hakan Hardenberger perform Jean Francaix's Sonatine for Trumpet and Piano.