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Eduardo Rios 2015 Sphinx Competition Winner
Every year, talented young Black and Latino classical string players compete in the Sphinx Competition. The 2015 winner is violinist Eduardo Rios, a 19 year-old student at the Colburn School. He's originally from Lima, Peru. More >>

The Kenari Quartet Young Artists in Residence: The Kenari Quartet
Listen to in-studio interviews with host Fred Child and exclusive musical performances by the Kenari Quartet. More >>

Francisco Núñez In studio with the Young People's Chorus of New York City
Francisco Núñez and the Young People's Chorus of New York City took a brief break from their recent tour to join Fred in the PT studio for music and conversation. More >>

Aaron Perdue Young Artist in Residence: Aaron Perdue
Listen to in-studio interviews with host Fred Child and exclusive musical performances by flutist Aaron Perdue and pianist Christopher McKiggan. More >>



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Today's Program
Copland and the American West

Aaron Copland was from Brooklyn. He was a city slicker who captured -- and to a certain degree, created -- what we think of as the sound of the old American West. On Monday's Performance Today, we'll hear selections from his cowboy ballet, "Billy the Kid."

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The Piano Puzzler®

Test your ears as Bruce Adolphe takes a popular tune and transforms it into something that sounds like it was composed by one of the greats. Guess the great and the song. Then listen to a piece by the composer in question. The Piano Puzzler® with Bruce Adolphe is available for download and as a podcast.

Piano Puzzlers Sheet Music

Impress your friends at your next party or gathering! Piano Puzzlers gathers together the sheet music to 32 of the best piano puzzlers so that you can be the toast of your next party or gathering. The puzzlers serves as a great icebreaker for any occasion to get the conversation rolling.

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