Recent NPR Musical News


Kalia Vandever, 'Temper the Wound'
Hear a meditative trombone improvisation, inspired by dreams, and powered by spiraling loops and gentle melodies.

Jazz singer Samara Joy embraces the past while making music for the future
Watch Lara Downes' conversation with the 23-year-old, Grammy-nominated sensation about balancing the demands of a surging career and the women artists who paved the way.

Lara Downes' season 3 of 'Amplify' launches with a theme of renaissance
NPR's Leila Fadel talks to pianist Lara Downes about her interview series Amplify, which examines how Black artists today might find themselves in a new cultural renaissance.

Forensic musicologists race to rescue works lost after the Holocaust
The Exilarte Center in Vienna is the world's leading research institution devoted to preserving the work of composers such as Walter Arlen and others, who were exiled or killed during the Holocaust.

Boston Musical Events

FEB 12 Rhapsody, Dances, and Fantasy in Need»
FEB 18 Poetic Dances in Boston on Saturday, »
FEB 19 Chamber Music in Boston on Sunday, Fe»
FEB 19 Hub New Music in Boston on Sunday, Fe»
FEB 19 Hub New Music in Boston on Sunday, Fe»
FEB 26 Cooman 40/Ramsay 60/Pinkham 100 in Bo»
MAR 5 Yiheng Yang in Waltham on Sunday, Mar»
MAR 5 Bach Project St. John Passion in Bost»
MAR 12 Pacifica Quartet in Concord on Sunday»
MAR 12 Civic Symphony in Boston on Sunday, M»
MAR 12 The French-American Connection in New»
MAR 18 Brookline Symphony in Brookline on Sa»
MAR 18 Dido and Aeneas in Cambridge on Satur»
MAR 18 Jotaro Nakano, Music Director Finalis»
MAR 24 Yiheng Yang in Waltham on Friday, Mar»
MAR 26 MACKENZIE MELEMED, pianist in Rockpor»
MAR 26 The British Are Coming! in Boston on »
MAR 26 Pinkham 100: in Boston on Sunday, Mar»
MAR 31 Sounds From the Past in Boston on Fri»