Performance Today

Weekdays at Noon on HPR-2
  • Hosted by Fred Child

American Public Media's Performance Today is America's most popular classical music radio program and a winner of the 2014Gabriel Award for artistic achievement. The show is broadcast on nearly 300 public radio stations across the country, and reaches approximately 1.4 million listeners each week. Performance Today features live concert recordings that can't be heard anywhere else, as well as in-studio performances and interviews. Also, each week composer Bruce Adolphe joins host Fred Child for a classical music game, the Piano Puzzler. Performance Today is based at the APM studios in Saint Paul, Minn., but is frequently on the road, with special programs broadcast from festivals and public radio stations around the country. In the PT Young Artist in Residence program, Performance Today highlights young soloists from American conservatories who have the potential for great careers. Previous young artists have represented a variety of music schools including the New England Conservatory, the Curtis Institute of Music, the Jacobs School at the University of Indiana, the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, and The Colburn School. PT is proud to count pianists Orli Shaham, Jeremy Denk, and Jonathan Biss, guitarist Jason Vieaux, and violinist Colin Jacobsen among our many former young artists.

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