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Out of the Box

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.

When I asked Israeli mandolinist Avi Avital about his newest album and how it differed from his previous mandolin albums, he answered me with a wry, winking smile: “I don’t have other mandolin albums.”

The nine women singers of the Lorelei Ensemble stand, dressed in concert gowns, looking right
Allana Taranto

This powerfully sung new album from the Boston-based chamber choir invites you to explore a simple question: "Why do we tell the love stories that we do?"

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. 

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