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.

Composer Jennifer Higdon wearing all black leaning against a multi-color wall
Andrew Bogard

Come and explore the 'lyrical, feisty, and energetic' harp concerto by a giant voice of American contemporary composition, featuring the superlative harpist Yolanda Kondonassis!

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. 

Musician Lixsania Fernández, wearing a white dress and embrassing her chestnut brown viola da gamba, looking straight ahead
Gonzalo Sanguinetti

The Cuban-born viola da gamba player's stunning music-making rekindles a faith in genuine and fullfilling concert performance experiences. 

Two woman composers, Hildur Guðnadóttir who is on the left, and Anna Þorvaldsdóttir, both gaze stoicly ahead
Guðnadóttir: Antje Taiga Jandrig and Rune Kongsro / Þorvaldsdóttir: Saga Sigurdardottir

The tiny island nation of Iceland has a population smaller than the city of Boston, and yet has an outsized impact on the world of contemporary composition, as is evidenced by the two phenomenal composers who call Iceland home. 

Two black and white images showing Marian Anderson on the left looking off in the distance, and Leontyne Price, wearing pearls, on the right, looking powerfully forward
Marian Anderson: Yousuf Karsh / Leontyne Price: Courtesy of Artist

The stories and voices of two of America's most celebrated and pioneering singers star in this week's segment.

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