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I’d always been part of the choir, not out front as a soloist. I’d always been fiercely independent. Singing Schumann’s “Frauenliebe und -leben” for a chamber music class forced me to step outside of my comfort zone and taught me things I never could have imagined.

Did you miss trivia this week? Here are all the questions an answers from the past week (plus a bonus or two)!

The daily trivia question airs every weekday at 5:30pm on 99.5 WCRB.

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.  

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