Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: A weekend of unusual instruments

Vacuum cleaner that combines a brush and a suction pump. Image from Popular Science Monthly, Volume 88 (1916) Wikimedia Commons

Lots of unusual instruments on the way on this weekend's Performance Today, including a 21st century concerto for Pipa and Orchestra, and a Grand Grand Overture for Vacuum Cleaners, Floor Polisher, and Concert Band.