Poster Connor Chee
Navajo composer and pianist Connor Chee
Courtesy of the artist
Performance Today®

PT Weekend: Unbroken

Performance Today - December 2, 2023

Navajo pianist and composer Connor Chee recently wrote a piece inspired by the Navajo Code Talkers. Chee’s new work traces the brave journey of the Code Talkers through eleven minutes of music. Join us today to hear 'Unbroken' by Connor Chee.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Antonin Dvorak: Trio in e minor, Op. 90 "Dumky" Movement 6 Lento maestoso; Vivace
Weilerstein Trio
Album: Dvorak Trios
Koch 7657

Connor Chee: Unbroken
Connor Chee, piano
YCMPR Diversity Recording Project, St. Paul, MN

Piano Puzzler
Contestant: Joseph Gewirtz calling from Harrisburg, PA

Robert Schumann: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
Alisa Weilerstein, cello | Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra | Rafael Payare, conductor
Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Festival Hall, Jackson Hole, WY

Hour 2

Florence Price: String Quartet No. 2: Movement 3
Catalyst Quartet
Album: UNCOVERED Vol. 2

Osvaldo Golijov: Lullaby and Doina
Ilya Gringolts, violin | Silvia Simionescu, viola | Chen Halevi, clarinet | Winfried Holzenkamp, bass | Matvey Demin, flute
Mizmorim Festival, Stadtcasino, Basel, Switzerland

Johann Sebastian Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007: Movements 1-2
Johnny Gandelsman, violin
Tippet Rise Art Center, The Olivier Music Barn, Fishtail, MT

Florence Price: Symphony No. 3
National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic | David Neely, conductor
National Orchestral Institute &  Festival, Elsie and Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD

Love the music?

Donate by phone

Show your support by making a gift to YourClassical.

Each day, we’re here for you with thoughtful streams that set the tone for your day – not to mention the stories and programs that inspire you to new discovery and help you explore the music you love.

YourClassical is available for free, because we are listener-supported public media. Take a moment to make your gift today.

More Ways to Give

Your Donation


Latest Performance Today® Episodes


Latest Performance Today® Episodes


About Performance Today®

To find a station near you on our Stations Listings page, click here.

American Public Media’s Performance Today® is America’s most popular classical music radio program and a winner of the 2014 Gabriel Award for artistic achievement. The show is broadcast on hundreds of public radio stations across the country, including at 1 p.m. central weekdays on Minnesota Public Radio. More information about our stations can be found at APM Distribution.

Performance Today® features live concert recordings that can’t be heard anywhere else, highlights from new album releases, and in-studio performances and interviews. Performance Today® is based at the APM studios in St. Paul, Minnesota, but is frequently on the road, with special programs broadcast from festivals and public radio stations around the country. Also, each Wednesday, composer Bruce Adolphe joins host Fred Child for a classical musical game and listener favorite: the Piano Puzzler.

How do I leave a comment?

Send us a comment here.

About Performance Today®