Paul Laraia
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A Seaside Night of Chamber Works at Rockport

Sunday at 7pm on WCRB In Concert with Rockport Music, acclaimed violist Paul Laraia joins the Aizuri Quartet and friends for chamber pieces by Mozart, Dvorák, Bruch, and Brahms.

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Tanglewood
Stu Rosner / BSO

With Boston Symphony Orchestra concerts at the Koussevitzky Music Shed cancelled for 2020, hear full BSO concerts each weekend, as well as seven mini-festivals of BSO performances, Monday through Friday nights.

On The Bach Hour, a short, simple musical statement is the foundation for the Cantata No. 93, a reflection of multiple emotional qualities as performed by Ton Koopman and Amsterdam Baroque.

Martin Kennedy, Sim Cannety-Clarke, Lauren Desberg

July 14th at 3pm, celebrate Bastille Day with violinist Lara St. John, pianist Marc-André Hamelin, and the Ulysses Quartet, presented by the Naumburg Orchestral Concerts and streaming live from our Fraser Performance Studio!

From NPR Music

On Nov. 20, 1934, a brand new symphony brought a Carnegie Hall audience to its feet. The concert featured the Philadelphia Orchestra, led by its star conductor Leopold Stokowski. The music was the Negro Folk Symphony, by the 35-year-old African American composer William Dawson.

The shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic hit musicians hard, with concert halls and rehearsal spaces shuttered and silent. But a new music initiative from the Library of Congress embraces the constraints of COVID-19. The series is a collection of 10 videos of 10 different original compositions that will premiere online starting Monday, June 15. It's called the Boccaccio Project.

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.

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WCRB Blog

Instant Replay: 016

Jul 9, 2020

In case you haven't noticed, it's July! Here's the music we're vibing to during these dog days of summer.

The Handel and Haydn Society and WCRB team up to remind you to stay healthy and safe. Wash your hands!

A view of the Hatch Memorial Shell with the Boston Pops at the Esplanade on July 4, 2010
Boston Pops

The Pandemic of 2020 has given a new meaning to words like “essential,” “heroes,” and “the new normal.” Though this Independence Day will be different from years past, the need to honor these heroes with musical fanfare remains.

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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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