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When I was growing up, my younger sister would spend every car trip begging my mom to change the radio station from KUSC – our local classical station in Southern California – to something a little more modern, with thumping beats and a chorus she could sing along to. In her eyes, it was like there were two different worlds of music – the good stuff, and the boring stuff (in my mind, those categories were swapped). She almost had me convinced, too: how could I possibly reconcile my Bruch violin concerto or my Mozart symphony with the drums and the synthesizers on the radio?

Music on Mars

Sep 22, 2016

“Good Morning, Starshine. The Earth says “hello.” You twinkle above us, we twinkle below...”  Those are the opening lyrics to a song from the musical, "Hair."  Would that be the song you’d want to take with you to Mars? Or maybe….  "Mars, the Bringer of War” from Gustav Holst’s “The Planets?”

Photo of Renée Fleming by Andrew Eccles and Decca ; of Aaron Sheehan by Kevin Day; of Jennifer Johnson Cano by Liza Voll; of Ryan Turner courtesy of the artist

Here is a look at some of the juicy operatic events coming to Boston in the coming weeks and months.  

The daily trivia question airs every weekday at 5:30pm. If you missed any of this week's questions of answers, here's a recap!

Photo of Ian Bostridge by Sim Canetty-Clark; of Simon Rattle by Johann Sebastian Hanel; of Ton Koopman courtesy of the artist

As always, this Fall there are an astonishing number of spectacular classical music concert events happening in Boston. It might actually be impossible to get to them all without some Harry Potter magic. But, in the coming days I will blog on events that without a doubt I will be in the audience for. First up, these three must see "imported goodies."

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