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Gil Shaham
Chris Lee / Opus 3 Artists

As an accompaniment to his IDAGIO-GBH performance available on demand with The Knights, violinist Gil Shaham reveals deeply embedded musical and narrative connections between two foundational concertos.

Nuno Santos surfs while playing violin.
Screenshot of "Canção do Mar / Song of the Sea" on YouTube

Nuno Santos is taking his violin where no instrument has gone before. Also in this roundup, ancient instruments see a new day, the sounds of a 16th Century chapel rise again, and more!

Instant Replay: 025

Apr 7, 2021

April showers bring May flowers, it's true, but they also bring a new round of music picks from all of us at CRB! Check out the songs we have on repeat this month.

A man sits at a piano, eyes closed as he plays "Deep River"
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; Castle of our Skins

The local ensemble Castle of our Skins crafts programs exploring the influence of spirituals on classical music, and particularly on Black American composers. Also in this roundup, the "Boston Peeps," the ProkoPiaf concerto, and an amazing trumpeter who doesn't even use a trumpet!

Spring Has Sprung!

Mar 30, 2021
Sandro Botticelli's La Primavera
Public domain / Wikimedia Commons

A poem my mother taught me when I was a child remains in my mind as the weather warms, joined by music that makes this season beautiful.