Boston Children's Chorus with Nik Walker
Gretjen Helene Photography

A Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.

In a yearly tradition, WCRB In Concert with the Boston Children's Chorus honors Dr. King's legacy with a program of works by African-American composers, traditional spirituals, and much more, now available on demand.

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Orchestra rehearsal
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We're back with a classic link roundup this week! The TravelBass, a couple of cats, and free tickets to the symphony for workers affected by the government shutdown, all right here.

If you're like us, you made a resolution to read more in 2019. That's where we come in: this link roundup features fun stories and interesting reads from this week in classical music!

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Growing up in Chicago, Rachel Barton Pine took it for granted that there was a great body of classical music by black composers. She heard it on the radio. She played it in local orchestras as a student. The Center for Black Music Research is in Chicago. So, when the violinist recorded her first concerto album in 1997, she naturally included music by Afro-Caribbean and Afro-European composers.

In a move that is astonishing much of the classical music world, the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) announced Wednesday that it has appointed Finnish composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen as its next music director, beginning in September 2020.

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NPR's Slingshot Series

A collective effort among taste-making music stations to elevate exceptional emerging artists

This Week's CD of the Week

The Modern Drama of Haydn and Mozart, with H+H

Jan 21, 2019
Harry Christophers
Marco Borggreve

The Handel and Haydn Society’s newest recording features two impassioned symphonies by Haydn and Mozart's brilliant Sinfonia Concertante, and we’ve chosen it as our CD of the Week.

WCRB brings you performances from Symphony Hall every Saturday at 8pm, with host Ron Della Chiesa.
In Concert captures the best performances by the world's best performers, from concerts in and around the Boston area. Airs Sundays at 7pm.
"Voices" is an exploration of all kinds of vocal music, from opera favorites and rarities to major choral works and song cycles. Airs Sundays at 9pm.
Hear The Bach Hour Sundays at 6am, Mondays from midnight-2am, and on demand for two weeks after broadcast.