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

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 >>

REBEL In studio with REBEL
Early music ensemble REBEL joins Fred in the studio to perform early music and to discuss how they find room for improvisation in written scores. More >>

Zsche Chuang Rimbo Wong PT in residence at the Curtis Institute of Music
This fall, the PT team spent a week at the Curtis Institute of Music. Come see photos from PT's special musical event at Curtis, which included performances by Curtis students, faculty, and alumni. More >>

Steven Lin Young Artist in Residence: Steven Lin
Listen to in-studio interview with host Fred Child and exclusive musical performances by pianist Steven Lin. More >>

John Luther Adams John Luther Adams and 'Become Ocean'
Composer John Luther Adams won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for his composition, Become Ocean. The Seattle Symphony has just released a recording of its performance of the piece. More >>

Steve Vogel's The history of the Star-Spangled Banner
The Star-Spangled Banner was written 200 years ago this September. Journalist and author Steve Vogel joins Fred in the studio to discuss how and why our national anthem came to be. More >>

The Parker Quartet In studio with the Parker Quartet
The Parker Quartet performs music by Erwin Schulhoff, and talks with Fred about why they're looking at the future through crimson-tinted glasses. More >>

Jacob Bancks Jacob Bancks' "Rock Island Line"
Every Friday on PT, we feature 21st century music. This week, composer Jacob Bancks joins us to help dissect his 2014 piece, "Rock Island Line." More >>

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