Nicholas Phan
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Phan Sings British Gems with A Far Cry

Celebrated tenor Nicholas Phan joins Boston's Grammy-nominated chamber ensemble in an all-British program spanning four centuries, from early Baroque to 20th Century, on WCRB In Concert with A Far Cry, on demand.

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This Week's CD of the Week

Leopold Stokowski
Decca/London

Leopold Stokowski spent a decade immersed in Bach’s music as a church organist, but he gave it up for the irresistible temptations of the symphonic world. On WCRB's CD of the Week, dive into the vast experience of his recording legacy.

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Kendrick Lamar, by Batiste Safont/Wikipedia.
Batiste Safont/Wikipedia

It's time for a link roundup! Herein: the week's biggest music news, a little marching band slapstick, and a really darn good Mozart cosplay.

John Oliver
John Budris / BSO

The founder of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus passed away on April 11 at the age of 78.

In the coming concert season, one of Boston's foundational presenters of classical music brings audiences an incredible variety of artists, small ensembles, and orchestras from around the world.

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Innovative online classical music entertainment experience will celebrate the Leonard Bernstein Centennial throughout its first year

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By her own admission, composer Florence Price had two strikes against her.

"To begin with I have two handicaps – those of sex and race. I am a woman; and I have some Negro blood in my veins," is how she began a 1943 letter to Serge Koussevitzky, the revered conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She added later, "I would like to be judged on merit alone."

This week New Orleans hosts a peppery performance that was almost lost to the past.

Conductor Paul Mauffray discovered a program for the 1894 show Tabasco: A Burlesque Opera while rifling through historic music in his hometown, which celebrates its 300th anniversary this year.

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