Marco Borggreve

Andris Nelsons Conducts Mozart

Saturday night at 8, hear the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood Festival Chorus in Mozart's iconic "Requiem."

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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.

Podcasts

On the latest episode of The Answered Question, Gary Dunning previews the Celebrity Series of Boston 2017-2018 season, and Catherine Manson, First Violinist of the London Haydn Quartet, describes their Boston Early Music Festival program of works by Haydn and Weber.

This Week's CD of the Week

Riccardo Chailly: "Overtures, Preludes & Intermezzi"
Decca

Celebrated conductor Riccardo Chailly leads the Filarmonica della Scala in an assortment of gems from the world of Italian opera.

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.

Ballycarbery Castle in County Kerry
Tyler Alderson

Put down your green beer (blech!) and take off the leprechaun hat. Truth is, they’re about as Irish as “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” (written by three Americans) and “Danny Boy” (lyrics by an Englishman).  In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, why not listen to some Irish music written by actual Irish composers? 

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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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