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My first introduction to the work of the legendary Spanish conductor, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos (1933-2014) was a scratchy old recording of Carmina Burana – which was, and remains, one…

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Marking the birthday of British bandmaster Kenneth Alford (1881-1945) today with an insight into what inspired his most famous piece, the WWI-era classic “Colonel Bogey.”   New England Brass Band leader…

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Soprano Courtney Huffman and baritone Andrew Garland in Bach’s wonderful “Coffee Cantata.” A grand time had by all with Boston Baroque and conductor Martin Pearlman, ushering in 2014 with a…

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With Anthony Trecek-King, the Boston Children’s Chorus, special guest Melinda Doolittle of American Idol fame, and our intrepid host Laura Carlo… Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr., with the Boston Children’s…

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British conductor Christopher Warren-Green named as Music Director and a region rejoices.

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Looking out at the snow and ice on a twenty-degree day, a story from yesterday’s Toronto Globe & Mail to warm the cockles o’my ice-skating heart: news of a Hockey Symphony…Now, there have been a fair amount of baseball-themed symphonic pieces (including Robert Russell Bennett’s “Dodger Symphony,” with a cameo at the premiere by Red Barber himself), but this is the first I’ve heard of an ode to hockey in the concert hall. California native Nagano explained that it all came about as part of his ongoing effort to Get To Know His New Country:

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