Celebrate the Season

Ensemble Correspondances
Courtesy of the Ensemble

On WCRB In Concert with the Boston Early Music Festival, Ensemble Correspondances performs an evening of Christmas and Advent music by Marc-Antoine Charpentier, on demand.

Andris Nelsons
Marco Borggreve

Saturday, December 21, 2019
8:00 PM

In an encore broadcast, Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus in Bach's six-part celebration of the Christmas story in concert at Symphony Hall.

Alexandra Danilova and Leonide Massine in La Boutique Fantasque
Library of Congress Music Division

Ottorino Respighi’s ballet “La Boutique Fantasque” sits at the glorious intersection where “The Nutcracker” meets “Toy Story.”

J.S. Bach
Portrait by E.G. Hausmann / Wikimedia Commons

The Leipzig composer's seasonal sacred masterpiece offers choices and challenges familiar to the modern media age.

Church of St. Paul and St. Louis, Paris
Pline / Wikimeda Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Marc-Antoine Charpentier's noëls and pastorales embody an uncommonly beautiful experience of the Christmas season.