The cellist and pianist tell host Fred Child that the music we need in difficult times isn't just pretty. It also must spark curiosity and new connections.
Classical pianist Mahani Teave saw a need and found a way. She grew up on Rapa Nui (sometimes called Easter Island) in the Pacific Ocean with plenty of music, but little of it classical. She talks with Performance Today host Fred Child about her recent solo album to help support the school she co-founded.
Louise Farrenc was not only a remarkable pianist and imaginative composer. She also bulldozed through the limited ideas of women's artistic value and professional potential in the 19th Century. Pianist Joanne Polk brings light to Farrenc's legacy.
Performance Today's Classical Critters is a 60-minute classical music romp about and inspired by animals. Host Fred Child and kids tell stories, spark creativity, share ideas and listen to music together. You'll want to have some paper and crayons or markers on hand and a little bit of space to move!
Composer Arun Luthra integrated community-sourced sounds gathered from across New York City to create five new pieces. Hear how the sounds of the city shape the music of the city and what both can reveal about the sonic culture of all five boroughs.
There is a mysterious sound tucked in to the middle of New York's Times Square. Among the honking horns, shuffling tourists, and screeching bus tires, it resonates below the surface. Watch our film to find out about that, and other audible surprises, New York has to offer.
This series explores the musical sounds of New York City. In what ways can poetry and the voices of New Yorkers illuminate the sonic culture? Host Fred Child talks with series poet Ariel Francisco about his five new works- one for each borough of New York.