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

MAY 30 The X-tet! in Boston and Cambridge on»
MAY 30 The X-tet! in Cambridge on Thursday, »
MAY 30 Masters of the Harpsichord in Cambrid»
JUN 1 Tunes, Tales, and Tricksters in Hyde »
JUN 1 Coast to Coast: in Boston on Saturday»
JUN 1 Defiancce in Boston on Saturday, June»
JUN 1 Vyacheslav Gryaznov & Vladimir Rumyan»
JUN 1 Vyacheslav Gryaznov & Vladimir Rumyan»
JUN 2 Romantic Ethos in Chestnut HIll on Su»
JUN 2 Take Me to Church in Chestnut HIll on»
JUN 2 Draw On Sweet Night” in Newton on Sun»
JUN 2 Michael Lewin, piano in Boston on Sun»
JUN 3 Chamber Music in Newton on Monday, Ju»
JUN 5 Leipzig Sendoff Concert in Boston on »
JUN 5 MMMH Concert Series in Methuen on Wed»
JUN 7 Garrick Ohlsson, piano in Rockport on»
JUN 7 Transient Canvas in Boston on Friday,»
JUN 8 Chamber Music in Rockport on Saturday»
JUN 8 To A Child Dancing in Various NH loca»