British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason had been planning to be in Los Angeles this past weekend. He was going to make his American concert debut, playing with the L.A. Chamber Orchestra, but he gave it up for a wedding gig... the British royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. On Tuesday's Performance Today, hear Sheku Kanneh-Mason's performance at the ceremony, alongside conductor Christopher Warren-Green and an all-star British orchestra.
After fighting in the Austrian army during the first World War, composer and violinist Fritz Kreisler moved to the US, where, initially, he did not receive a warm welcome. Kreisler missed his home in Vienna, and he wrote that sense of longing into music. On Monday's Performance Today, we'll hear his String Quartet in A minor, from a live performance at the Music@Menlo festival.
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.
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.
Violinist Maria Ioudenitch is Performance Today's Young Artist in Residence. Maria joins Fred Child in the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser studio in St. Paul, Minnesota. Learn more about Maria Ioudenitch and hear her perform music by Tchaikovsky, Clara Schumann, Sarasate, and more.
Mei-Ann Chen is one of the very few female conductors leading an American orchestra. She has helped to establish the Chicago Sinfonietta as the the nation's most diverse orchestra. Performance Today host Fred Child sat down with Mei-Ann Chen to learn how this once-shy violinist became a cutting-edge leader.