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.

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 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.”

Image of marimba soloist Mika Stoltzman holding mallets toward the screen
Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

Take a moment to enjoy a reimagining of the old and a dive into the new in this week's "Out of the Box," with two cool new releases that feature the mysterious and roomy sounds of the marimba.

Image of composer Cliff Eidelman
Bjoern Kommerell

Inspired by several paintings hanging at the Louvre in Paris, this wonderful work for chamber orchestra is a perfect candidate for Out of the Box -- a fusing of visual and audio art that brings both to life with seductive magic.