Brian McCreath | CRB

Brian McCreath

Director of Production

Brian McCreath produces WCRB’s Boston Symphony Orchestra broadcasts, produces and hosts both The Bach Hour and The Answered Question (an interview podcast), and supervises digital content production for classicalwcrb.org. He came to WGBH from a diverse background in music. With degrees in trumpet performance from the New England Conservatory and The College of Wooster, he spent several years as a musician, including two years with the Symphony Orchestra of the State of Mexico and five years as Principal Trumpet of the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra. Ideas about the business of music, combined with an entrepreneurial spirit, led him into artist management in 2000, and radio wasn’t far behind. He worked on the production team for the talk shows of Wisconsin Public Radio's Ideas Network in Milwaukee before moving to Boston in 2001. Three years later he joined the classical music production staff of WGBH. Since then, in addition to those noted previously, his roles have included programming and hosting weekend mornings and weekday afternoons, and production and hosting of live concert broadcasts presented by the Handel and Haydn Society, Rockport Music, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and others.

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Clockwise from upper left: Andris Nelsons leads the BSO; Beethoven's name above the Symphony Hall proscenium; Hannah Kendall; the BSO performing at Symphony Hall
Symphony Hall and BSO images courtesy of the BSO; Hannah Kendall courtesy of the artist

Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director Andris Nelsons describes the three online performances he conducts, each of them featuring Beethoven symphonies, and works inspired by them, written by composers of our time.

manuscript of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5
Wikimedia Commons

Author Matthew Guerrieri pulls at the threads that make the opening sounds of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony a cultural force through the course of two-and-a-half centuries.

Andris Nelsons
Marco Borggreve / BSO

Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra have announced an extension of their collaboration and an expansion of projects that have made this one of the most dynamic eras in the orchestra's history.

Leon Fleisher
Joanne Savio

A pianist known for artistic integrity, limitless determination, and rigorous mentorship talked with me at Tanglewood when he played there with the Boston Symphony Orchestra for the last time.

Keith Lockhart; Sting; Megan Hilty; "The Empire Strikes Back"; Penn & Teller
Marco Borggreve; courtesy of the artist; courtesy of the artist; 20th Century Fox/IMDB; courtesy of the artists

Celebrating a quarter-century of Keith Lockhart as Pops Conductor, the 2020 Boston Pops season features the musical "Ragtime," a live accompaniment to "The Empire Strikes Back," and appearances by Penn and Teller, Megan Hilty, Sting, and many other spectacular guest artists.

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