Performance Today : About
Airs Saturdays and Sundays at 7 am on WQXR.
Performance Today, one of America's most popular classical music radio programs, is hosted by Fred Child and features live concerts from around the globe and from the American Public Media studios, as well as interviews, news and features. Listeners may hear from performances in the great concert halls of New York, Prague, London, Berlin and Paris.
The list of concert performers and studio guests on Performance Today include: the Vienna Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Yo Yo Ma, Gil Shaham, Midori, Maxim Vengerov, Itzhak Perlman, Andrew Manze, Pierre Boulez, John Adams, John Tavener, Placido Domingo, Renee Fleming, Cecelia Bartoli, the Emerson Quartet, the Eroica Trio, Sir Simon Rattle, Lorin Maazel, Daniel Barenboim, Michael Tilson Thomas, Ravi Shankar, Mikhail Pletnev, Emanuel Ax, and Alfred Brendel, to name just a few.
Several times each year, Performance Today also features young American soloists with the potential for great careers, as "Young Artists in Residence."