Monday-Friday, 10am to 12pm, and Saturdays, 8 to 10am, on WXXI-FM 91.5, WXXI-FM/HD 91.5-1and online at classical915.org
- Hosted by Fred Child
Performance Today is a two-hour unique celebration of today’s art of classical music delivered by acclaimed classical music host and commentator Fred Child. From American Public Media, Performance Today is the country’s most popular classical music radio program, broadcast on nearly 300 public radio stations in the U.S. and reaching over 1 million listeners each week.
Performance Today features exclusive access to live concert recordings, as well as in-studio performances and interviews by Child. Composer Bruce Adolphe also joins Child each week for the classical music game, the Piano Puzzler. Based in St. Paul, Minn., and New York City, the show takes audiences across the country and the world as it goes on the road with special programs broadcast from festivals and public radio stations. Listeners to Performance Today, on any given day, may hear live concerts from the great concert halls of New York, Prague, London, Berlin, and Paris, all hosted by Child.
In 2017 host Fred Child visited Rochester to attend many concerts from the Gateways Music Festival, and in recent programs, Rochester audiences have heard some of our own local young talent on Performance Today as part of their Artists-in-Residence program. We look forward to hearing more recordings from Rochester on Performance Today.
The Piano Puzzler is a weekly quiz where listeners from around the country call in to try to identify the familiar tune and the classical composer’s style that Bruce Adolphe is mimicking in his weekly compositions. Interested in being a contestant? Contact us or phone us toll-free at 1-866-943-4450.
Now, for the first time, great performers get their hands on Bruce Adolphe's Piano Puzzlers. First-ever Recordings of Bruce Adolphe’s Piano Puzzlers by Fred Child, Joseph Kalichstein, Fabio Luisi, Orli Shaham, Marija Stroke, Orion Weiss, & Bruce, too! When you purchase any one of these digital downloads, WXXI Classical 91.5 will receive a small portion of your purchase price. Explore now at: pianopuzzler.com.