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Christopher Jackson and the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall, June 7, 2022
Aram Boghosian
On WCRB In Concert with the Boston Pops, Broadway star Christopher Jackson sings Motown, his own songs, and highlights from "Hamilton," and Fidelity Young Artists Competition winners join Keith Lockhart and the Pops in dazzling concertos, on demand.
 Portrait of William Grant Still
Carl Van Vechten
Library of Congress Digital Archives
Bach Collegium Japan at Carnegie Hall
Steve Sherman
courtesy of the ensemble
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On Demand
  • On WCRB In Concert with the Boston Pops, pianist Lara Downes and actor/singer Brian Stokes Mitchell join for an evening of music dedicated to the musical legacy of Duke Ellington, plus the world premiere of a concerto built on music by Billy Strayhorn, all conducted by Keith Lockhart, on-demand.
  • On The Bach Hour, Philippe Pierlot leads Collegium Vocale Gent and the Ricercar Consort in music that begins in the wonder of the cosmos and ends in quiet, individual commitment.
  • 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.
El Puerto Rico
  • Omar Surillo stares out a window wearing glasses and a plaid shirt, with a big green plant in the background
    Omar Surillo
    Named for a type of Puerto Rican moonshine, Omar Surillo's second piece for El Puerto Rico has a festive feel.
  • Liliya Ugay wearing a red dress leaning over a grand piano
    Liliya Ugay
    The rich sounds and imagery that Puerto Rico brings to mind feature heavily in Liliya Ugay's imaginative portrait of a place she has never visited.
Out of the Box
The Bach Hour
  • On The Bach Hour, Masaaki Suzuki leads Bach Collegium Japan in the cantata that includes "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring," and Lucas and Arthur Jussen are the soloists in an exuberant work for two pianos.