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Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Marc Mellits: Splinters

Birch forest in Finnland Photo: Paul Lenz, via Wikimedia Commons

Composer Marc Mellits was inspired by trees when he wrote a piece called Splinters. Each movement, each "splinter" as he calls it, is based on a different kind of tree. On Today's show, we'll hear from Mellits's musical forest, played by the Akropolis Reed Quintet at a concert in San Antonio, Texas.

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