Out of the Box

Sundays at 9pm

Each week Out of the Box brings you something unexpected, extraordinary, and striking. Driven by the curiosity and imagination of Chris Voss, hear new classical (and classical-ish) releases that start your week with a kick.

Blue Heron
Liz Linder

There is nothing that compares to vocal music during the holidays, especially when it’s the vocal music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, performed by the superb local choir, Blue Heron.

Image of The Takács Quartet holding their instruments, and pianist Marc-André Hamelin
Amanda Tipton (Takács) and Sim Cannety-Clarke (Hamelin)

This week on "Out of the Box," it's an album worth listening to not just for the music and the musicians, but for the story of the family behind the music.

Image of violist Molly Carr and pianist Anna Petrova
David Beyda

The Carr-Petrova Duo brings music to -- and tells the stories of -- refugee communities around the world, resulting in a fantastic debut album and a powerful new work for viola and piano by Mexican composer Fernando Arroyo Lascurain.

Image of the Neave Trio: left to right - Violinist Anna Williams, Pianist Eri Nakamura, and cellist Mikhail Veselov
Jacob Lewis Lovendahl

Take a moment to enjoy piano trios by three infrequently performed composers - Louise Farrenc, Amy Beach, and Rebecca Clarke. This music is extremely worth your time. 

Image of the three singers of the Trio Medivæval against a blue sky
Ingveil Skeie Ljones

Prepare to be mesmerized by this stunningly simple and otherworldly setting of the passionate “Song of Songs.”

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