Recent NPR Musical News


A violist memorializes lost voices at Terezin concentration camp
Scott Simon talks with violist Mark Ludwig about his efforts to preserve - and play - the music written by some of the many musicians imprisoned and killed at the Terezin concentration camp.

The curious mind — and hard work — of bassist Christian McBride
The Grammy-winning bassist, bandleader and broadcaster talks about his love for music, family ties in the jazz world, and the thrill of sitting in with Wynton Marsalis as a teenager.

The Philadelphia Orchestra returns to China for anniversary of historic 1973 trip
NPR's Juana Summers speaks with violinist Davyd Booth, who was part of the Philadelphia Orchestra's historic 1973 tour of China.

A disciplined plea for peace – and quiet – from composer Arvo Pärt
A new album of music by the 88-year-old Estonian mystic seems to put an arm around you and whisper, "In troubled times, music can help."

Boston Musical Events

JUN 23 Vaterliebe: A recital of German sacre»
JUN 23 Summer Sing in Hadley on Sunday, June»
JUN 23 Chamber Music in Rockport on Sunday, »
JUN 25 A Century in London in Newton on Tues»
JUN 25 Hildegard Reanimated: Vision in Visio»
JUN 26 MMMH Concert Series in Methuen on Wed»
JUN 26 Sergey Smbatyan, conductor in Boston »
JUN 27 Chamber Music in Rockport on Thursday»
JUN 27 Hildegard Reanimated: Vision in Visio»
JUN 28 Chamber Music in Rockport on Friday, »
JUN 28 Chamber Music in Rockport on Friday, »
JUN 29 Adaskin String Trio in Charelmont on »
JUN 29 Mahan Esfahani & Viano Quartet in Roc»
JUN 30 TMC String Quartet Marathon in Lenox »
JUN 30 TMC String Quartet Marathon in Lenox »
JUN 30 Chamber Music in Rockport on Sunday, »
JUN 30 TMC String Quartet Marathon in Lenox »
JUL 2 Tuesday Concerts in Boston on Tuesday»
JUL 5 A Far Cry in Rockport on Friday, July»