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From lukewarm reception to much-loved holiday tradition, The Nutcracker continues to delight.
Steven Banks sits against a dark gray backdrop surrounded by four saxophones of different sizes. He wears a cerulean blue suit with a white shirt and silver tie. He has short black hair that's faded on the sides and he wears round glasses. He looks off to the right of frame, smiling as if he's just laughed.
Chris Lee
IMG Artists
Holly berries and leaves
Throughout December, make WCRB your home for holiday music!
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 This is a photograph of a young violinist. She has long blonde hair. She is standing outdoors amid mountains. She is holding her violin as she looks into the expanse of nature.
Together with pianist Llewellyn Sanchez–Werner, Eldbjørg Hemsing takes the audience on an extraordinary sonic journey to her homeland while exploring themes of environmentalism, climate change, and our connection to nature.
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  • On WCRB In Concert with the Boston Early Music Festival, the Belgian ensemble Vox Luminis joins the BEMF Orchestra in Handel's Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day and Bach's Magnificat at Jordan Hall.
  • Kirill Gerstein is the soloist in György Ligeti's kaleidoscopic Piano Concerto in a celebration of the Hungarian composer's centennial, and Thomas Adès leads the BSO in Stravinsky’s "Orpheus," Franz Liszt’s "Les Préludes," and Adès's own "Tevot."
  • On WCRB In Concert, Joshua Weilerstein leads the Phoenix Orchestra in Beethoven's Seventh Symphony in Boston, Mistral performs Wagner in Brookline, Piers Lane plays Chopin in Rockport, and the Pacifica Quartet plays Prokofiev in Concord.
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