Years ago, pianist Jeremy Denk was a PT Young Artist in Residence. Since then, he's gone on to have a stellar career, including receiving a MacArthur Genius Grant and concert appearances around the world. On Thursday's Performance Today, we'll hear Denk in concert with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra playing music by Mozart.
On Wednesday's Performance Today, we'll take you to a concert in New York City to hear pianist Emanuel Ax and the New York Philharmonic play Brahms' dramatic Piano Concerto No. 2. Plus, Bruce Adolphe joins us with this week's Piano Puzzler.
Come match wits with Bruce Adolphe! Now, you can play along with the Piano Puzzler. Every week, we're putting a sneak peek of the upcoming Puzzler online - have a listen, and then send us your best guess.
Acclaimed novelist Julian Barnes has published a new book about composer Dmitri Shostakovich, which explores the most turbulent years of Shostakovich's life under the regimes of Joseph Stalin and Nikita Khrushchev.
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!
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The ensemble joins host Fred Child in the studio to play Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout by their friend, composer Gabriela Lena Frank. Members of the Chiara String Quartet also talk about what it means to play music "by heart."
On Performance Today, we're launching a conversation about the value of diversity in classical music. Does it matter? And if so, what can and should we do about it? Our list of thought-provoking interviews will grow over the course of the year, so keep coming back to see and hear more.
Between 1830 and 1840, thousands of Native Americans were removed from their homes in the Southeast and forcibly relocated rural Oklahoma by the U.S. government. The long, brutal walk became known as the Trail of Tears. More than 175 years after the march, composer Michael Daugherty wanted to share the survivors' and descendants' stories.