Susanna Mälkki
Simon Fowler

Susanna Mälkki Conducts Debussy's "La Mer"

Saturday at 8pm, the Finnish conductor leads the BSO in Debussy's colorful evocation of the sea, alongside works by Fauré and Messiaen, and Andreas Haefliger is the soloist in the American premiere of a piano concerto by Dieter Ammann.

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Bach's Music for a New Beginning

Keith Lockhart
Stu Rosner / Boston Pops

In a time of dark concert halls, the brilliance of the Boston Pops comes to the radio, each Sunday night at 7pm.

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You can't make this up. Anyway, it's been A Week -- who else needs some fun music news this Friday? 

Jessie Jacobs

It may sting when we think about how much we'll miss attending live concerts for a while - but we can still cherish the memories we have from the past.

Clockwise, starting top left: J.C. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, J.S. Bach, J.C.F. Bach, Johann Ludwig Bach, W.F. Bach
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Hearing the names J.S. Bach, J.C. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, and more can sound like alphabet soup - read on for the story of the Bach family and how so many of them became well-known composers.

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When the first enslaved Africans landed on American shores in 1619, their musical traditions landed with them. Four centuries later, the primacy of African American music is indisputable, not only in this country but in much of the world. How that music has evolved, blending with or giving rise to other traditions — from African songs and dances to field hollers and spirituals, from ragtime and blues to jazz, R&B and hip-hop — is a topic of endless discussion.

When the story of George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police began making news last week, Anthony McGill felt something roiling up inside him.

Our Daily Breather is a series where we ask writers and artists to recommend one thing that's helping them get through the days of isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.

Who: Davóne Tines

Where: Raleigh, N.C.

Recommendation: Reconnecting through daily rituals and learning to make the perfect cup of coffee

Our Daily Breather is a series where we ask writers and artists to recommend one thing that's helping them get through the days of isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.

Who: Jonathan Biss

Where: Philadelphia, Pa.

Recommendation: Music and food

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In Concert captures the best performances by the world's best performers, from concerts in and around the Boston area. Airs Sundays at 7pm.
Hear The Bach Hour Sundays at 6am, Mondays from midnight-2am, and on demand for two weeks after broadcast.