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

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 >>

Fred Child summits Grand Teton PT in Residence at the Grand Teton Music Festival
Recently, PT was on location at the Grand Teton Music Festival. Come listen to music and conversation from PT's live onstage event, plus see photos and video from Fred's outdoor adventures on Grand Teton. More >>

The Performance Today road crew PT in Residence at the Aspen Music Festival: Day 5
Come listen to more music and conversation from 'An Evening with Performance Today,' featuring pianist Steven Osborne and a student piano quartet. Plus, check out videos of student buskers, and photos from the breathtaking Maroon Bells. More >>

Main Street Bakery and Cafe PT in Residence at the Aspen Music Festival: Day 4
Recently, Fred Child was onstage at Harris Concert Hall for An Evening with Performance Today. Come listen to music and conversation from that event, featuring violinist Daniel Hope and pianist Felicia He. More >>

Trombonists perform on Aspen Mountain PT in Residence at the Aspen Music Festival: Day 3
Come experience Aspen's Music on the Mountain, and go paragliding with Fred for a bird's-eye view of the stunning scenery of Aspen, Colo. More >>

Fred Child at St. Benedict's Monastery PT in Residence at the Aspen Music Festival: Day 2
Come see our photos of the St. Benedict's Monastery, the Snowmass Rodeo, and more. Plus, join Fred on a video tour of St. Benedict's Monastery in Snowmass, Colo. More >>

Cello student in front of Scanlon Hall PT in Residence at the Aspen Music Festival: Day 1
Come see our exclusive photos, and take a video tour of the Aspen Percussion studio with percussionist Jonathan Haas. More >>

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