Performance Today


Performance Today is a two hour weekday program which features classical music in concert from American Public Media studios and sites across the nation and around the world, as well as classical music news, interviews and features.


Fred Child



number of programs/frequency

ongoing, daily and weekends

Program feed schedule

See the Feeds page

promo access

Daily Promo: The Performance Today daily promos are available via the ContentDepot. To access them stations must subscribe to the "Performance Today Hour1" and "Performance Today Hour2" in the ContentDepot. Promos will then be sent automatically to each station's satellite storage receiver. Promos will be updated each day at 11:00 ET for the next day's program.

program web site

listener inquiries

800-228-7123 or 651-290-1212,

broadcast rights

Available to all American Public Media affiliate stations. Stations may delay the programs until 5 a.m. local time the day following the feed. See terms and conditions described in the American Public Media Service Agreement. Prior to carrying this series, stations must confirm carriage with American Public Media.


Does your station have concert material that you think would be a good fit with Performance Today? Let us know by sending an e-mail to Brad Althoff.

Featured Audio

Performance Today: From October 9, 2009
Every Friday, Performance Today broadcasts music written in the 21st century and in this segment host Fred Child talks with composer Paul Moravec about the inspiration for his piece: a photograph of this parents on their first date.