Please support Classical Kids today

For the next generation of classical music lovers
Donate

Please give some bucks for Bach

Support all your favorite composers, classic and contemporary
Donate

Support our mission of sharing classical music

Iconic performances, because of the music written for them
Donate

Please support our Bach bash

Support Pipedreams as we honor and carry on the legacy of Bach
Donate

Support premier symphony orchestras at home

Help us celebrate the works of composers, old and new, by donating today
Donate

Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Can't find the path? Make one!

JoAnn Falletta Courtesy of the artist

JoAnn Falletta grew up playing classical guitar, but what she really wanted to do was conduct orchestras. There wasn't a path for a female conductor to follow... so Falletta paved a path of her own and is now a respected conductor around the world. On today's show, JoAnn Falletta conducts the Buffalo Philharmonic in a concert performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21.

Hour One
Hour Two

Before you go...

For all we have to offer – the Piano Puzzler, Young Artists in Residence, and the weekly performances themselves – everyone at Performance Today is thankful that you join us each day for this comprehensive musical experience. As a public media program though, we can only do this with your support. Make a financial contribution today to continue to power this program.