Every two years, the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival welcomes some of the world's A-list keyboard artists to Kalamazoo, Mich., for two weeks of concerts and masterclasses. Performance Today was there to capture some of those concerts, and to host of performance of its own. Pianist Angela Hewitt joins Fred Child on stage for conversation, and music by Couperin, Chabrier and Bach.
Senegal's Youssou N'Dour is one of the most successful and original African pop singers of all time. The set list for this high-energy concert includes some of N'Dour's best material, including "Shaking the Tree" and "Birima."
The Kronos Quartet is known for its unique artistic vision and dedication to experimentation. Since its inception in 1973, Kronos has assembled a body of work unparalleled in its range and scope of expression.
Since releasing his first album in 1968, Newman's career has taken him from pop chart success to Oscar nominations. His latest CD is 'The Randy Newman Songbook, Vol. 1.'
Hear a Creators at Carnegie season preview, featuring live songs by Randy Newman, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Youssou N'Dour, Bill Frisell and the Kronos Quartet. Also, listen to an interview with Adams about his creative process and full-length tracks from his CDs.
A two-hour George Gershwin centenary celebration on Performance Today. This program was originally broadcast on September 26, 1998.