Recent NPR Musical News


In Lara Downes' New Series, Black Musicians Rise To A Pivotal Moment
The pianist joins Ari Shapiro to discuss Amplify With Lara Downes, a video series on Black musicians who have experienced renewed creativity regarding racial injustice.   (27 October)

Central Park Is Alive With The Sound Of Music, Thanks To A Site-Specific App
Created by Pulitzer-winning composer Ellen Reid, Soundwalk lets visitors score their socially distanced walks around the park with an ever-changing, GPS-sensitive soundtrack.   (24 October)

'A Chance Of A Great Spiritual Awakening': Rhiannon Giddens Talks With Lara Downes
Eavesdrop on the forward-thinking pianist as she talks with musical omnivore Rhiannon Giddens, who has just taken over Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road organization.   (17 October)

Requiem For A Theme: Film Composer Clint Mansell On The Sound Of Sadness
Darren Aronofsky's 2000 film Requiem for a Dream spawned a musical motif that's rippled through media — and jumpstarted a new career for Clint Mansell, the composer of its haunted score.   (16 October)

Boston Musical Events

OCT 31 NEC Philharmonia with Hugh Wolf, cond»
OCT 31 NEC Philharmonia with Hugh Wolf, cond»
NOV 1 Wesley Hall Organ in Everywhere on Su»
NOV 1 Mendelssohn: Elijah in Cambridge on S»
NOV 1 Women and Other Transcendentalists in»
NOV 2 Chamber Music in Everywhere on Monday»
NOV 2 Chamber Music in Everywhere on Monday»
NOV 2 Sing the Marseillaise? in Everywhere »
NOV 3 The Multifaceted Career: in Everywher»
NOV 5 Encore Concert in Everywhere on Thurs»
NOV 5 Encore Concert in Everywhere on Thurs»
NOV 5 Chamber Music in Everywhere on Thursd»
NOV 5 Chamber Music in Everywhere on Thursd»
NOV 5 Encore Concert in Everywhere on Thurs»
NOV 5 Fall Salon Series in Boston on Thursd»
NOV 5 Fall Salon Series in Boston on Thursd»
NOV 8 Alisa Weilerstein, cello in Everywher»
NOV 8 Alisa Weilerstein, cello in Everywher»
NOV 8 Listening In: Composer TJ Cole in Eve»