Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Music for the 4th of July

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American flag and fireworks Alexander Kurashev

Among all the larger-than-life personalities in the music world, pianist Tzimon Barto just might be the largest. A body-builder who could probably bench-press the grand piano he plays on. Fluent in seven languages. Writes novels and poetry. A true original, we'll hear him playing music by another original - George Gershwin. The show is filled with great American music in honor of this most American of holidays.