Stu Rosner

Glories of the Italian Baroque with the Handel and Haydn Society

Sunday at 7 on WCRB In Concert, experience the "hit makers of Italy, circa 1700" in an exuberant performance by the Handel and Haydn Society led by violinist Aisslinn Nosky.

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Podcasts

On the latest episode of The Answered Question, violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter draws connections between Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and Takemitsu's Nostalghia, Boston Symphony Music Director Andris Nelsons previews Shostakovich's Symphony No. 6 with WCRB's Brian McCreath, and Handel and Haydn Society Concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky talks with WCRB's Alan McLellan about leading the ensemble and the challenges of Vivaldi and other Italian Baroque masters.

clockwise, from upper left: Gustavo Dudamel, Chris Thile, Yuja Wang, Martha Argerich and Itzhak Perlman, Canadian Brass, Wu Man
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The Celebrity Series of Boston has announced its 2017-2018 season, featuring concerts by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, pianist Yuja Wang, Canadian Brass, and much more.

This Week's CD of the Week

Album cover of Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, mandolinist Chris Thile, & bassist Edgar Meyer's Bach Trio album
Danny Clinch (courtesy of Nonesuch Records)

An album that elicits a considerable amount of excitement, the new "Bach Trios" album with Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile, and Edgar Meyer is an instant classic and a must listen.

WCRB Blog

A Classical Soundtrack for Earth Day

Apr 22, 2017
John McConnell's Earth Day Flag
Wikimedia Commons / John McConnell

For Earth Day 2017, celebrate one of Mother Nature's most beautiful expressions of the human experience.

Kendall Todd

I wouldn’t exactly call myself a runner. Even that feels like a pretty egregious overstatement of my nonexistent running ability. I don’t know the first thing about what it takes to run a marathon, let alone train for it; the phenomenon that is the Boston Marathon is equal parts mysterious and fascinating to me. There’s one thing that I’m reasonably certain I know about running, however, and it’s this: a good playlist is essential to the process.

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What will Bill Murray do next?

The beloved actor's curiosity seems boundless. It should be no surprise, then, to learn that his new project finds him paired with a classical cellist.

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