Poster Fred Child and Bruce Adolphe
Fred Child & Bruce Adolphe
Photo: Jon Gohman
Performance Today®

A Piano Puzzler with class

Performance Today - May 15, 2024

Bruce Adolphe joins us every week with his Piano Puzzlers. This week, an entire class of music students is calling in to play with Bruce on the air. Scott Leaman and his AP Music Theory Class join us on the phone from Tallahassee, Florida, on this edition of Performance Today.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Jessie Montgomery: Peace
Anthony McGill, clarinet | Gloria Chien, piano
Album: Here With You
Cedille 207

Jessie Montgomery: Divided, for cello and orchestra
Tommy Mesa, cello | Greenwich Symphony Orchestra | Stuart Malina, conductor
Greenwich Symphony Orchestra, Greenwich High School Performing Arts Center, Greenwich, CT

Piano Puzzler
Contestants: Scott Leaman and his AP Music Theory Class, Tallahassee, Florida

Edgar Meyer: Concertino for 14 Strings and Bass
Edgar Meyer, bass | Scottish Ensemble
University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, GA

Hour 2

Josef Suk: 4 Pieces, Op. 17 movement 2: Appassionato
Augustin Hadelich, violin | Charles Owen, piano
Album: Bohemian Tales
Warner Classics 0190295274764

Ernest Chausson: Poeme, Op. 25
Augustin Hadelich, violin | Elliott Wuu, piano | Quartet Integra
La Jolla Music Society, The Baker-Baum Concert Hall at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, La Jolla, CA

Maurice Ravel: Sonata for violin and cello, M. 73
Ayano Ninomiya, violin | Julia Bruskin, cello
Skaneateles Festival, First Presbyterian Church, Skaneateles, NY

Osvaldo Golijov, arr. Alex Fortes: Arum Dem Fayer, from Um Dia Bom
A Far Cry
Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA

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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.

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