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Fred Child is a US Classical music radio host of "Performance Today" at National Public Radio. "Performance Today" is the most-listened-to daily classical music show in the country, with about 1.5 million listeners on 240 stations in America. Whereas most classical music radio shows plays studio recordings from commercial CDs, "Performance Today" is unique as a two-hour daily show built on recent concert performances from across the country and around the world. The show is also known for presenting "private recitals" and interviews with guests in the NPR studios in Washington DC.
Fred Child is also the host of NPR's innovative "Creators @ Carnegie," a contributor to NPR's "All Things Considered," and a host for live broadcasts of important concert events from New York, Los Angeles, and London.
Fred Child appears on-stage doing pre-concert talks for the Baltimore Symphony, New York's Lincoln Center, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.
Fred Child worked for eight years at WNYC in New York City where he was music director, director of cultural programming, and also host of the program Around New York. He was also host, announcer, producer and programmer for Oregon Public Broadcasting Radio in his home state for ten years.
He is also a keen player, of the piano, guitar, marimba, and bagpipes. His marimba group "Balafon" once opened for the Grateful Dead at Oakland Coliseum. He wears size 10 shoes. His cat is named Persephone.
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