On Tuesday's Performance Today, we'll go to Houston to hear the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra give an energetic performance of Mozart's Haffner Symphony. Plus, flutist Emmanuel Pahud plays Sergei Prokofiev's Flute Sonata in concert in Barcelona, Spain.
Pianist Martha Argerich has a devoted following; fans who will literally follow her from one concert to another. On Monday's Performance Today, we'll take you to a concert in Switzerland to hear her play Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1.
And they're off! For the next 10 days, Fred Child is in Central Europe leading some PT listeners in A River Rhapsody on the Danube. Want to join them? Come follow along and experience the Danube tour from the comfort of your home. The site will be updated as the tour progresses, so don't forget to check back often!
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.
In 1815, a group of Bostonians came together to form an ambitious music ensemble; they called themselves the Handel and Haydn Society. Nowadays, H+H has the distinction of being the oldest continuously performing music ensemble in the United States. Artistic Director Harry Christophers joins us to discuss the ensemble's history, their bicentennial celebration plans, and more.
We toured Charleston's famous Historic Dock Street Theatre with Managing Director Christopher Parham, who spoke with us about the history of the space, its ghostly inhabitants, and the building's recent renovations.