Kendall Todd

Production Assistant

Kendall Todd grew up in San Diego, California, and is asked every day why she left. She is a graduate of Tufts University with degrees in French and International Relations. Her interest in music began at age 7, when she went to a Christmas pops concert and got to hold a violin in an instrument petting zoo; she fell in love, and the rest is history. She played in the San Diego Youth Symphony and the Tufts Symphony Orchestra, and especially enjoys being in string quartets. Outside of classical music, her hobbies include arguing about politics, binge-listening to history or science podcasts, and trying every locally-owned coffee shop in the Greater Boston Area. At WCRB, she does a little bit of everything, from behind-the-scenes tasks to filling in for current hosts.

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In an "oh-my-god-there's-so-much-news" week like this one, a few stories are bound to fly under the radar. Here's what we loved this week from the world of classical music! 

The classical music world is full of weird birthday confluences. J.S. Bach and Modest Mussorgsky share a birthday. Brahms and Verdi share a birthday week. And so do two modern superstars of the classical music world, conductor Seiji Ozawa and violinist Itzhak Perlman.

With the start of a new concert season, WCRB has everything you need to know about the cornucopia of 2018-2019 season opening concerts in Greater Boston.

What treasures await you in this week's link roundup? Only one way to find out...

A 19th-century print by Bettmann of the first performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Beethoven is depicted standing in the middle of the orchestra.
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When the world gets too crazy to bear, we bring you the news you want to read. This link roundup features water balloons, the King of Pop, and more! 

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