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

MAR 3 Leland Ko + Adria Le in Needham on Su»
MAR 3 Leland Ko + Adria Le in Needham on Su»
MAR 3 Francis Noya, conductor in Boston on »
MAR 3 Family Concert in Boston on Sunday, M»
MAR 24 Ritual and Dance in Chestnut HIll on »
APR 7 String Trios Galore in Needham on Sun»
APR 28 A Messiah for Our Time in Boston on S»
MAY 5 Celestial Visions in Boston on Sunday»
MAY 12 Francis Noya, conductor in Boston on »
MAY 18 Tales in Boston Area on Saturday, May»
MAY 19 Tales in Boston Area on Sunday, May 1»
JUN 2 Romantic Ethos in Chestnut HIll on Su»