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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 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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The BSO has announced ambitious plans for the coming concert season, featuring a complete Beethoven symphony cycle, works by 14 composers of our time, and fascinating multi-media programs.

Mark Volpe
Marco Borggreve / BSO

The President and CEO of the Boston Symphony Orchestra has announced his retirement, effective in 2021.

Paul Merkelo
Courtesy of the Artist

The Principal Trumpeter of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra navigates four brilliant and foundational concertos for his instrument, and we've chosen it as our CD of the Week.

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2020 season at Tanglewood, with celebrations of Beethoven, the centenary of violinist Isaac Stern, and a continuation of Wagner opera performances led by Andris Nelsons.

Dancing with Bach

Nov 4, 2019
Eric Nathan
Rebecca Fay Photography

Composer Eric Nathan steals a page from the playbook of J.S. Bach with two irresistible, newly re-imagined orchestral suites that straddle the centuries, and it's our CD of the Week.