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Past features from Performance Today. Find more performances on our Young Artists in Residence page.


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 >>

Chad Lawson In studio with Chad Lawson
Chad Lawson's latest release, The Chopin Variations, features Lawson's unique arrangements of music by Chopin, the poet of the piano. More >>

Joseph Schwantner Joseph Schwantner on honoring Dr. King
On our Martin Luther King Day show, Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Joseph Schwantner discusses New Morning For The World: 'Daybreak Of Freedom,' his tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More >>

Christmas in Harvard Square Christmas in Harvard Square
Listen to our interview with leaders and singers from America's one and only choir school. Their new Christmas album was released this season. More >>

TubaChristmas Los Angeles A merry TubaChristmas
We spoke with Scott Wilkinson, who runs and directs the Los Angeles TubaChristmas celebration, a celebration for tuba players of all levels. You only need to know how to read basic music and, most importantly, bring your own tuba! More >>

WindSync selfie In studio with WindSync
Wind quintet WindSync joins Fred in the studio to discuss their approach to playing - and performing - classical music. More >>

Miami String Quartet In studio with Lydia Artymiw and the Miami String Quartet
What does it take to play well with other musicians? The answer is revealed as Lydia Artymiw and the Miami String Quartet join Fred in the studio for music and conversation. More >>

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