Håkan Hardenberger
Marco Borggreve

An Outside View of the World, with Håkan Hardenberger

Saturday night at 8, in a live BSO broadcast, the renowned trumpeter is the soloist in HK Gruber's "Aerial," an ethereal yet virtuosic illustration of our planet from perspectives near and far, and Andris Nelsons conducts Mahler's expressive Symphony No. 5.

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Soprano Nicole Cabell, conductor and composer John Williams, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, soprano Christine Goerke, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and scenes from Tanglewood

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2019 summer season in the Berkshires, which includes a three-concert celebration of John Williams, a Wagner weekend with soprano Christine Goerke, and much, much more.

This Week's CD of the Week

Renaud Capuçon
Ars Magna/Erato

French violinist Renaud Capuçon finds film music captivating, and his hand-picked collection of cinematic favorites arranged for violin and orchestra is WCRB's CD of the Week.


From heart-warming holiday ads to handcrafted bagpipes, this link roundup has it all. ¡Vámonos!

We made it. It felt like this week lasted a year and a half, but it's finally Friday, and that means it's time to bring you the news you want to read. Let's go!

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From NPR Music

Vijay Gupta's life work has been to make music accessible to all.

That passion caught the attention of others and earlier this month the Los Angeles Philharmonic violinist was awarded a 2018 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship — also known as the genius grant.

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NPR's Slingshot Series

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

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.