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.

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.

"Ciaccona"

May 1, 2018
Robyn Bollinger
courtesy of the artist

Violinist Robyn Bollinger weaves together a narrative of cultural history, musical invention, and deeply personal experience, all through the creations of four composers.

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.

Blaise Dejardin
Marco Borggreve / BSO

Blaise Déjardin talks with WCRB's Ron Della Chiesa about the teachers who attracted him to come to Boston from France, what the audition process is like, and his second musical love, blues harmonica!

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