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On The Bach Hour, Masaaki Suzuki leads music of excitement and meditation for the season, and the Academy for Ancient Music Berlin performs the Orchestral Suite No. 2.
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collage of three pictures, two from the Phoenix concert on March 27, 2022, and one of conductor Joshua Weilerstein
Phoenix: courtesy of the ensemble; Weilerstein: Sim Canetty-Clarke
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From Messiah to The Nutcracker and so much more, make WCRB your home for holiday music this year.
CRB Blog
  • Maurice Ravel's experiences in World War One influenced at least one piece of music he composed — "Le Tombeau de Couperin." The piece serves as a lasting tribute to friends lost in war.
  • Following three appearances as a guest conductor, the British conductor, harpsichordist, and cellist will lead H+H beginning in the fall of 2023.
  • This time of year — past the "new beginnings" of September, but not quite at the "warm fuzzies" of the Holidays — offers up an abundance of contrast. And, just as warm days sneak in among the cold ones, and bright greens and reds poke out from the ever-increasing piles of leaves turned brown, this month's Instant Replay offers up music both for reflection and tunes meant for more energetic listening.
  • Classical music is often inspired by romance, fairy tales, or royalty, but sometimes the inspiration comes from real world causes.
El Puerto Rico
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On Demand
  • On WCRB In Concert with the Handel and Haydn Society, Harry Christophers conducts Haydn's joyful, brilliant "The Creation," with soprano Joélle Harvey, mezzo-soprano Katherine Growdon, tenor Robert Murray, and bass-baritone Matthew Brook, in his final concert as Artistic Director of the Handel and Haydn Society, on demand.
  • The Miami-based orchestra celebrates the artistic explosion emanating from 1920s New York, with music and poetry inspired by the Harlem Renaissance.
  • Through the distinctive compositions of 23 of the most gifted Black composers of our time, performed by eight extraordinary singers, Tulsa Opera celebrates resilience and hope in a commemoration of the 1921 Tulsa race massacre, on demand.
Boston Baroque, Oct. 2018
Join Boston Baroque and GBH Music for conversation and musical interludes celebrating Boston Baroque's 50th Anniversary season, featuring Founding Music Director Martin Pearlman, GBH Music's Anthony Rudel, and concertmaster Christina Day Martinson.
The Bach Hour
  • On The Bach Hour, Masaaki Suzuki leads music of excitement and meditation for the season, and the Academy for Ancient Music Berlin performs the Orchestral Suite No. 2.