Fred Child is host of Performance Today. He has an incredible music library, which reflects his appetite for fascinating compositions and unforgettable performances. Fred has chosen his absolute classical favorites from his library for this stream.
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.
For the past few years, the Grand Teton Music Festival has invited Performance Today to host a night of music. Listen for highlights from our night at the festival, and while you're here, take in some of the breathtaking sights this magical place has to offer.
Writing music can be a tough job, especially when your opinions run counter to the government, you are under constant surveillance and threat of punishment. Composer Dmitri Shostakovich found one thing, across the span of decades, that took him away from that stress and brought him enjoyment: soccer. Musicologist Dmitri Braginsky has written a new book about Shostakovich's obsession with "the beautiful game."
Recently, PT was on location at the 2015 Grand Teton Music Festival for 'A Night with Performance Today.' Listen to live music and conversation from that event, including on stage performances of a trio by Alexander Zemlinsky and music for brass ensemble by Bruce Broughton.
Cellist Ifetayo Ali-Landing is Performance Today's current Young Artist in Residence. Ifetayo recently joined Fred Child for conversation and music at our studio in Saint Paul. You can hear it all here!