Recent NPR Musical News


Essential Voices USA: Tiny Desk Concert
Watch a world premiere performance of choral songs built on texts from important Washington women, from Kamala Harris and Condoleezza Rice to Eleanor Roosevelt, Elena Kagan and Abigail Adams.   (1 July)

NPR Music's 36 Favorite Albums of 2022 (So Far)
The best albums from the first half of the year include sprawling offerings from Big Thief and Bad Bunny, works of fiery introspection from Kendrick Lamar and S.G. Goodman and an abundance in between.   (28 June)

Hatis Noit, 'Aura'
With only her voice as an instrument, the Japanese singer conjures a world of sound and color, with operatic élan.   (28 June)

Street Symphony plays in harmony with Skid Row's 'sacred spaces'
Vijay Gupta was a 19-year-old violin prodigy when he joined the LA Philharmonic. Now he runs Street Symphony, an organization bringing music to clinics, jails and homeless shelters on Skid Row.   (27 June)

Boston Musical Events

JUL 6 The Wind in High Places in Various NH»
JUL 6 Chamber Music in Brunswick on Wednesd»
JUL 6 Wednesday Organ Recital in Methuen on»
JUL 6 Black Oak Ensemble in Newport on Wedn»
JUL 7 Chamber Music in Newport on Thursday,»
JUL 7 Kirill Gerstein, piano in Rockport on»
JUL 7 Pathways to Prague in Lenox on Thursd»
JUL 7 Restless Hexachords in Boston on Thur»
JUL 8 Chamber Music in Brunswick on Friday,»
JUL 8 Chamber Music in Rockport on Friday, »
JUL 8 Songs of Peace and Love: in Boston on»
JUL 8 Andris Nelsons, conductor in Lenox on»
JUL 8 King’s Singers in Newport on Friday, »
JUL 9 Dover Quartet in Rockport on Saturday»
JUL 9 Chamber Music in New Hampshire Towns »
JUL 9 Andris Nelsons, conductor in Lenox on»
JUL 9 Chamber Music in Putney, Vt on Saturd»
JUL 9 Gavilan Bothers in Newport on Saturda»
JUL 10 Andris Nelsons, conductor in Lenox on»