Hannu Lintu
Veikko Kahkonen

The Launch of a New BSO Season!

Tonight at 8 on WCRB, in the opening concert of the 2018-2019 season, Finnish conductor Hannu Lintu makes his Boston Symphony Orchestra debut in works that showcase the virtuosity of the musicians of the BSO.

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This Week's CD of the Week

Nikolai Lugansky
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To mark the centenary of composer Claude Debussy's death, Russian pianist Nikolai Lugansky has recorded atmospheric pieces that reveal Debussy’s unique world of changeable light and weather, and it's WCRB's 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.