Recent NPR Musical News


Composer Huang Ruo gives voice to the dark history of Angel Island
Chinese-American composer Huang Ruo has teamed up with the Del Sol Quartet and vocal ensemble Volti to explore the struggles of Chinese immigrants detained at Angel Island in the early 1900s.   (23 October)

Renowned conductor Bernard Haitink, beloved for his modesty, has died at age 92
The Dutch conductor Bernard Haitink had a six-decade career leading major orchestras across Europe, the U.S. and the U.K. He was hailed as a musician's musician, prizing the art well above glamor.   (22 October)

Pianist Lara Downes re-centers the music of the Great Migration
Pianist Lara Downes' latest mini-album traces the story of the Great Migration of Black Americans from the south in the early to mid-20th century, with music by Florence Price and Harry T. Burleigh.   (20 October)

For percussionist Bonnie Whiting, any object can be an instrument
Seattle percussionist and composer Bonnie Whiting speaks to the importance of independence and the close bond between voice and percussion.   (20 October)

Boston Musical Events

OCT 25 Gala in Boston on Monday, October 25,»
OCT 26 Tuesday Concerts in Boston on Tuesday»
OCT 26 Perkin Opera Scenes in Boston on Tues»
OCT 26 NEC Wind Ensemble in Boston on Tuesda»
OCT 27 Conductor’s Choir in Boston on Wednes»
OCT 28 Perkin Opera Scenes in Boston on Thur»
OCT 28 Thomas Wilkins, conductor in Boston o»
OCT 29 Brass Ensemble in Boston on Friday, O»
OCT 29 contraBAND: Rítmicas in Boston on Fri»
OCT 29 Thomas Wilkins, conductor in Boston o»
OCT 30 Ian Lindsey Plays Liszt in Boston on »
OCT 30 Ensembles in Everywhere on Saturday, »
OCT 30 Kinesphere in Cambridge on Saturday, »
OCT 30 Thomas Wilkins, conductor in Boston o»
OCT 31 Bach Cantata Series in Boston on Sund»
OCT 31 Thomas Wilkins, conductor in Boston o»
OCT 31 Thomas Wilkins, conductor in Boston o»
OCT 31 Tufts Sunday Concert Series in Medfor»
OCT 31 Faculty Recital in Boston on Sunday, »