Andris Nelsons
Marco Borggreve

Dvorák's Serenades, and a Tour through a Museum

Saturday at 8pm, in an encore broadcast of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the musicians of the BSO perform serenades by Dvorák, and Andris Nelsons conducts Mussorgsky's pictorial masterpiece, Pictures at an Exhibition .

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Yo-Yo Ma
Jason Bell

The renowned cellist celebrates the 75th anniversary of the United Nations with "A New Equilibrium," streamed live from GBH's Fraser Performance Studio on Friday, Oct. 23, at 8am, 2pm, and 8pm EDT.

From NPR Music

The 2000 film Requiem for a Dream celebrates its 20th anniversary this fall, and in that time there's at least one part of its legacy that's never faded: the music. The movie's haunted original score spawned a kind of breakout hit that would ripple through media for years to come, while also kickstarting a new career for its British-born composer, Clint Mansell.

In the orchestra world, conducting and music directing are still male-dominated fields. In the United States, less than 10% of orchestras are directed by women. In Europe, the figure for major orchestras is less than 6%.

Heroes never fade from memory. Last year, on Sept. 30, 2019, the great American soprano Jessye Norman died suddenly. She was just 74.

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CRB Blog

Photo by, edit by Kendall Todd

At last, a tool that answers our most desperate question: what was the name of that song, again? Also, the BSO boards Boston's Duck Boats for "Rolling Recitals" around town. But that's not all! Read on for this week's music news roundup. 

Bridgeman Images

The first-ever commercial recording of Mozart's music performed on Mozart's own violin, pop culture theme songs with a classical spin, a German pianist's tree-planting initiative, and more, in this week's roundup!

October Home

Oct 13, 2020
Stroudwater Sunrise
Corey Templeton / via Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

“Home is the place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to go back to.” - John Ed Pearce

Instant Replay: 019

Oct 7, 2020

October: a month for apple picking, crunching leaves underfoot, cider donuts... and new music picks from all of us at CRB! Here's what we're listening to this month when we're off the clock.

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Out of the Box

The nine women singers of the Lorelei Ensemble stand, dressed in concert gowns, looking right
Allana Taranto

This powerfully sung new album from the Boston-based chamber choir invites you to explore a simple question: "Why do we tell the love stories that we do?"

Isabelle Faust
Felix Broede

On The Bach Hour, one of the composer's most vibrant works comes alive in the hands of violinist Isabelle Faust, and Sigiswald Kuijken conducts the luminous Cantata No. 180.

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.
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