Thomas Wilkins
Boston Symphony Orchestra

Wilkins Conducts Hailstork, Price, Sierra, and Ellington

Saturday night at 8, live from Symphony Hall, Thomas Wilkins leads the Boston Symphony in a rich program of rarely-heard masterpieces that reflect the broad spectrum of the American experience.

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This Week's CD of the Week

Isabelle Faust
Felix Broede

The latest installment of violinist Isabelle Faust’s nine-year Bach adventure features the three brilliant violin concertos along with an assortment of pieces likely conceived originally for the violin – and it’s our CD of the Week.

Linde Center for Music and Learning at Tanglewood
Winslow Townson / BSO

A robust schedule of performances, public speakers, and educational programs are at the core of the new TLI, based in a new complex that transforms the Boston Symphony Orchestra's summer home in the Berkshires.


Sliced Cheese on Brown Table Top
NastyaSensei, via

...but which type of music made cheese the tastiest? Also, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's perfect proposal, a Magic Flute video game, and a plan for classical music without patriarchy.

Visit the Met's new musical instrument exhibit, hear the Choir With No Name, take violin lessons from Nicola Benedetti, and more -- all in this week's link roundup.

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Brooklyn Rider
Erin Bayano

The boundary-shattering string quartet comes to the Live at Fraser series, with special guests, on May 10.

A classical-ish performance series taking place the first Sunday night of every month at the Aeronaut taproom in Somerville, shining light on the ridiculous pleasure of collective listening. No stodginess. No competing sound. Just sweet, shared silence, beautiful beers, and wonderful people.

From NPR Music

Fans of Hector Berlioz — and record companies, it appears — need no excuse to celebrate the music of the pioneering French composer and quick-witted music critic. The sesquicentennial of Berlioz's death falls on March 8, and to mark the occasion, Warner Classics has released a 27-CD box containing, purportedly, every forward-thinking note the composer ever wrote.

André Previn, a celebrated musical polymath, died Thursday morning; he was a composer of Oscar-winning film music, conductor, pianist and music director of major orchestras. His manager, Linda Petrikova, confirmed to NPR that he died at his home in Manhattan.

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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.