American Public Media's Performance Today can't get enough of the Celebrity Series, apparently, and who can blame them? We're swell.
Today (May 31, 2007) and tomorrow (June 1, 2007) Performance Today broadcasts will air selections from the Celebrity Series performance by the Australian Chamber Orchestra from this past April 22. Today's broadcast will feature Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence, Opus 70, and on Friday, the encore performance of William Walton's Allegro molto from Sonata for Strings (arranged from the String Quartet No. 2).
On Monday Performance Today will feature Cecilia Bartoli performing Handel from her October 23, 2005 Celebrity Series performance.
American Public Media's Performance Today reaches over 1.4 million listeners each week on 250 member radio stations around the US. The program is available for on-demand listening on their website, www.performancetoday.org, for seven days from the date of broadcast.
OK, so these broadcasts probably aren't a good measure of Performance Today's love of the Celebrity Series. It just might have something to do with the caliber of performer we present. No matter, we are gratified even by the reflected attention. I'll bet the performers are, too.