Tune in for a nightly mix that spans the centuries.
- Nimet Habachy
What do young musicians who come from the edge of the Amazon rain forest, the sophisticated big city of Bogotá and the villages and towns in-between have in common? An incredible music education system and one of the top youth orchestras in the Americas. This week, From the Top comes to you from the Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo in Bogotá, Colombia, where you’ll hear performances by the Colombian Youth Philharmonic and one of the nation's flagship Orff ensembles.
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.
Igor Stravinsky’s ballet “The Firebird” isn’t the only classical piece about fire; it was a topic for many other composers as well. You can hear examples of fiery music this week on Classics for Kids.