Fred Child

Fred Child is the host of American Public Media’s Performance Today, the most-listened-to classical music radio show in America. He is also the commentator and announcer for Live from Lincoln Center, and appears at classical music festivals and events around the country as a speaker, moderator, and on-stage host. Beyond the world of classical music, Child has hosted NPR’s innovative Creators@Carnegie, a program of wide-ranging performers in concert, including Brian Wilson, David Byrne, Dawn Upshaw, Youssou N’Dour, and others. Prior to NPR, Child was music director and director of cultural programming at WNYC in New York, host of a live daily performance and interview program on WNYC, and for ten years, a host at Oregon Public Broadcasting.

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