For some people, summer begins Memorial Day weekend, or when the kids are out of school. But astronomically speaking, summer begins with the solstice, so we've selected music to inspire daydreams on this summer day filled with daylight. Music by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Samuel Barber, Max Richter, and more, on Thursday's Performance Today.
Flute, trumpet, clarinet, and three strings. The ensemble yMusic has that unusual combination. Their signature sound and their interest in all kinds of music has had quite an impact on contemporary composers. On Wednesday's Performance Today, yMusic plays a piece by Son Lux, recorded live at Classical KING FM studios in Seattle.
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.