LA Phil/Vern Evans

Andris Nelsons generates new excitement every time he he steps up to the podium in Boston. But who's going to stir things up now that he's leaving Birmingham? Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla, that's who!

Holst unknowingly wrote heavy metal's first - and most significant - riff.

This April marks 400 years since Shakespeare walked the earth, and all month long, WCRB celebrates his legacy with operas inspired by the Bard!

This week, Bellini's "The Capulets and the Montagues” (I Capuleti e i Montecchi) with Anna Netrebko and Elina Garanca, which I learn to my great surprise, has nothing to do with Shakespeare at all! which great graphic design does its job, and gets me to listen to an album that was in the middle of a stack that was supposed to go straight into the library.

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.