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Fred Child

Performance Today®

with Fred Child

About the Program

Performance Today showcases live concerts by world-renowned classical musicians. You may experience the finest solo, chamber and symphonic works - not on CD, but in richly textured live performances recorded for broadcast. The program offers intriguing features, engaging and entertaining interviews and in-depth commentary by nationally known music experts to help listeners learn more about this vibrant art form and enjoy firsthand the creative vitality of the classical music world.

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Next Show Each week on our Piano Puzzler, composer Bruce Adolphe re-writes a familiar tune in the style of a classical composer. We then get one of our listeners on the phone to try to guess the tune and the composer whose style Bruce is imitating. Play along with our Piano Puzzler, on Wednesday's Performance Today.

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