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


Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra live from Berlin
Watch the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, with maestro Manfred Honeck and violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter open the August 2013 Musikfest Berlin festival. More >>

Sharleen Joynt Sharleen Joynt: Flirting with love onstage and on TV
Soprano Sharleen Joynt talks about covering a role at the Metropolitan Opera, her appearance on the TV show The Bachelor, and how a career in opera begs difficult questions about what is important in life. More >>

TianYang Liu Young Artist in Residence: TianYang Liu
Free music downloads, interviews, and video of TianYang Liu and Keisuke Nakagoshi. More >>

Gustav Klimt Gustav Klimt's Beethoven Frieze
In 1902, Gustav Klimt created the Beethoven Frieze, a massive painting inspired Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. More >>

Alexander Melnikov In studio with Alexander Melnikov
Alexander Melnikov joins host Fred Child in the studio to talk about overcoming nervousness and the depths of Franz Schubert's most difficult piece, "The Wanderer Fantasy." More >>

Jade Simmons Friend of Fred: Jade Simmons
Pianist Jade Simmons, curator and "musical force of nature," co-hosts a special hour of Performance Today with Fred Child. More >>

Sakura trees in bloom Tears of Sakura
The Great East Japan Earthquake took place on March 11, 2011. Composer and conductor Yannick Paget, who lives in Japan, expressed his grief for those lost and his hopes for recovery through his composition "Tears of Sakura." More >>

Jonathan Biss Jonathan Biss teaches Beethoven
Sign up for pianist Jonathan Biss's free online course about Beethoven's piano sonatas. More >>

Van Cliburn Remembering Van Cliburn
The great American pianist Van Cliburn passed away one year ago today. In this special program we'll remember the legendary musician through interviews, music, and more. More >>

Van Cliburn Van Cliburn Memorial concert
On the first anniversary of Van Cliburn's passing, his Texas hometown hosted a massive concert in his honor. Come view the video of the concert here. More >>

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