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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."

Did you miss the trivia question on the air at 5:30? Or do you want to know more? Take a deep dive.

A friend who works in the next office over at PRI's The World told me last weekend that his job is to report the news, and my job is to help people escape from it.

No, that’s not Photoshopped – that is Igor Stravinsky at the Boston Police Department in 1940. There is a legendary tale of the Russian composer’s run-in with BPD after performing his controversial arrangement of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” but first, some background information is needed.

This year WCRB is celebrating Independence Day by traveling in the way-back machine to 1976, when the nation gathered to watch Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops' bicentennial concert celebration at the Hatch Shell.

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