Tune in for a nightly mix that spans the centuries.
- Nimet Habachy
This week From the Top takes you to Hodgson Concert Hall at the University of Georgia in Athens. Here, a young New York guitarist evokes the palace of Alhambra and an outstanding piano trio from Minnesota plays the music of Smetana. Later in the program, a teenage cellist beautifully performs Maurice Ravel's "Kaddish."
Performance Today, hosted by Fred Child, features live concerts from concert halls around the globe and from the American Public Media studios, as well as interviews, news and features.
Today at 1 pm: Bryn Terfel is Wotan, Lord of the Gods. Susan Bullock is Brünnhilde, while Simon O'Neill and Eva-Maria Westbroek are Siegmund and Sieglinde. Sarah Connolly is Fricka.
The new film "Gravity" takes place in orbit above the earth. Its score by Steven Price plays an important role in establishing the out-of-this-world location and the drama of astronauts lost in space.