Brian McCreath

Host & Digital Producer

Brian McCreath produces WCRB’s Boston Symphony Orchestra broadcasts, produces and hosts both The Bach Hour and The Answered Question (an interview podcast), and supervises digital content production for classicalwcrb.org. He came to WGBH from a diverse background in music. With degrees in trumpet performance from the New England Conservatory and The College of Wooster, he spent several years as a musician, including two years with the Symphony Orchestra of the State of Mexico and five years as Principal Trumpet of the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra. Ideas about the business of music, combined with an entrepreneurial spirit, led him into artist management in 2000, and radio wasn’t far behind. He worked on the production team for the talk shows of Wisconsin Public Radio's Ideas Network in Milwaukee before moving to Boston in 2001. Three years later he joined the classical music production staff of WGBH. Since then, in addition to those noted previously, his roles have included programming and hosting weekend mornings and weekday afternoons, and production and hosting of live concert broadcasts presented by the Handel and Haydn Society, Rockport Music, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and others.

Gidon Kremer (left) and Mieczesław Weinberg (right)
Kremer: Paolo Pellegrin/Magnum Photos; Weinberg: Tommy Persson/ECM

The highly personalized expressions of Soviet composer Mieczysław Weinberg are one of the most compelling parts of the ECM Records catalog, which has just become available across digital platforms.

Leonard Bernstein at Tanglewood
Heinz Weissenstein / BSO

The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer of 2018 celebrates the 100th anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s birth through film, dance, and, of course, astonishing music.

Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symhpony Orchestra
Marco Borggreve / BSO

One of the most prominent awards in the music world has been given to the Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

clockwise, from upper left: Gustavo Dudamel, Chris Thile, Yuja Wang, Martha Argerich and Itzhak Perlman, Canadian Brass, Wu Man
credits below

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.

Andris Nelsons conducting the BSO
Marco Borggreve / BSO

The BSO’s coming season is defined by a celebration of Leonard Bernstein, fascinating additions to the orchestra’s Shostakovich cycle, and the addition of an Artist-in-Residence.

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