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From NPR Music
NPR Tiny Desk contest winner Quinn Christopherson, drag queen Pattie Gonia and world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma would like "Won't Give Up" to be sung at climate change rallies and in concert halls.
A new album of music by the 88-year-old Estonian mystic seems to put an arm around you and whisper, "In troubled times, music can help."
Live at GBH
GBH Music and Boston Lyric Opera presented MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient and Grammy Award-winning musician and composer Rhiannon Giddens.
GBH Music presents a unique musical adventure where Celtic meets classical, on demand!
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.
El Puerto Rico
Gabriel Bouche Caro contemplates the implications of Puerto Rico's "neither here nor there" political status, and what options its people have for the future.
The poetry of Julia de Burgos inspired Tony Solitro's joyous song without words
The Bach Hour
On The Bach Hour, the first of the composer's six-part narrative for the season expresses joy, doubt, and wonder in a concert performance led by Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
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