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


Karim Al-Zand Visions from Another World
Inspired by a set of drawings by 19th century French caricaturist and cartoonist J.J. Grandville, Canadian-American composer Karim Al-Zand wrote a fantastical piece called "Visions from Another World." More >>

Sang Yoon Kim Young Artist in Residence: Sang Yoon Kim
Free music downloads, interviews, and video of Sang Yoon Kim and Vivian Fan. More >>

Jonathan Wintringham Young Artist in Residence: Jonathan Wintringham
Free music downloads, interviews, and video of Jonathan Wintringham and Michael Djupstrom. More >>

susanna phillips In studio with Susanna Phillips
As a high school student in Huntsville, Alabama, Susanna Phillips never once considered a career as an opera singer. A school guidance counselor encouraged her to just apply to a conservatory. So she did. The Juilliard-trained soprano is now appearing on major opera stages all over the world, gracing the pages of Vogue magazine and chatting in the studio with host Fred Child about her surprising, overwhelming success. More >>

The King's Singers In studio with The King's Singers
Listen to the icons of vocal music give an exclusive interview and performance recorded in our studios. More >>

The Dover Quartet Young Artist in Residence: The Dover Quartet
Free music downloads, interviews, and video of the Dover Quartet. More >>

Cynthia Johnston Turner Music through Google Glass
Listen to Professor Cynthia Johnston Turner discuss her experiments with classical music performance using the latest in wearable technology, Google Glass. More >>

Quartet New Generation In studio with Quartet New Generation
Not your father's plastic recorder. Listen to the interview and the mellifluous sounds of four wooden recorders playing in harmony. More >>

Ricardo Muti A Celebration of Verdi's 200th Birthday with Ricardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
With its potent mix of fury and fear, punctuated with hammering chords and explosive bass drum bangs, the Requiem Mass is one of Verdi's most striking choral works. More >>

Stanford Thompson in the PT studio Full interview with Stanford Thompson
Stanford Thompson is the Executive Director of "Play On Philly!," a music education program in Philadelphia. He's also the chair of the National Alliance of El Sistema-inspired Programs. He spoke with Fred Child about music education. More >>

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