Fifteen-year-old Ray Ushikubo has been playing both the piano and violin for nearly 10 years. Since his first solo orchestral debut at the age of 10, he has performed with world-renowned artists and orchestras, including pianist Lang Lang, and the Los Angeleles Chamber Orchestra. We'll introduce Ray Ushikubo, our PT Young Artist in Residence, on Wednesday's Performance Today.
According to conductor JoAnn Falletta, many orchestras only explore the tip of the musical iceberg, leaving a vast amount of repertoire quietly boxed away. On Tuesday's Performance Today, Falletta joins Fred in the studio to co-host a special hour of PT, and to discuss her thoughts on musical repertoire, conducting, and more.
In May 2017, join PT host Fred Child for an Italian adventure! Hop aboard a chartered ship and take in the sights and sounds of Northern Italy with your fellow classical music enthusiasts. Tickets sell quickly; get yours today!
Listen to a never-before-broadcast show theme song from the 1986 pilot episode of the program. Fred Child also interviews the show's first executive producer, Wes Horner, and Jim Pugh, composer of the Performance Today theme song.
Christopher Tignor is a composer, violinist, and software engineer. His emotionally charged scores and unique focus on live, performance-based electro-acoustic practice has won acclaim within both the classical and experimental communities.
From a young age, Sam Shepherd has rejected the idea of neat, tidy musical categories. He studied classical piano growing up, but felt confined by what he calls the "dots on a page." It wasn't until he heard a performer really making a classical piece his own, breaking out of strictly classical feel, that he was hooked. Now, Shepherd writes music under the alias "Floating Points."