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.

Ways to Connect

A very deep-seated history informs a conductor's North American debut at the Boston Lyric Opera's new production of Franz Lehar's The Merry Widow.

Courtesy of the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Seems like everyone has some touchstone when it comes to Shakespeare. The plays are so ubiquitous that it’s really not hard to run into some form, take, interpretation, or re-invention of the most popular ones, like Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet.

Visitors from Afar

Apr 13, 2016

The Celebrity Series of Boston has announced a 2016-2017 season that includes the Berlin Philharmonic (x 3), pianist Igor Levit, Roomful of Teeth, and much, much more. It all reminds me of a story....

A lifetime ago, I auditioned at a few graduate schools to study music, among them the New England Conservatory. I had already gotten an acceptance from NEC when, just to keep all options on the table, I auditioned for another school in a Midwestern city. Let’s call it NotChicago.

Celebrate J.S. Bach's 331st birthday with free concerts all day at Boston's First Lutheran Church and the St. Mark Passion at Emmanuel Church in the evening.

Brian & Jamie McCreath

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has announced its schedule for next season, and it tells us a lot about where the orchestra is headed.

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