Claude Debussy offered his friend Erik Satie a little advice - he said "Your music needs structure and shape." On Tuesday's Performance Today, hear Erik Satie's humorous response to his friend's advice.
Pianist Charlie Albright likes to make room for what he calls "the fun stuff." He dabbles in jazz and performs on-the-spot improvisations at most of his concerts. On Monday's Performance Today, hear Charlie Albright have some fun performing Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," from a concert with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Join Performance Today host Fred Child April 2 – 12, 2019, on a privately chartered small ship river cruise with fellow classical music enthusiasts, garden lovers and history buffs. You’ll journey to Amsterdam, Ghent, Bruges, Arnhem and Utrecht. Take in the colorful gardens and music of Holland and Belgium, all the while enjoying a robust program of classical music performances, private recitals and “Perf Chats” with a special Performance Today artist-in-residence.
Come match wits with Bruce Adolphe - now you can play the Piano Puzzler anytime, anywhere! Every week, we're putting a sneak peek of the upcoming Puzzler online; have a listen, and then send us your best guess.
We recently started tracking how many pieces of music on our program were composed by, performed by or conducted by women. The numbers made it clear: women are underrepresented. Performance Today wants to change that.