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Classical Music

2021 Menuhin Competition Winner María…

This week, WHRB spoke with María Dueñas, who at only age 19 is already a formidable, glowing, and accomplished violinist and composer, in anticipation of her upcoming Boston debut on Sunday, October 23 at 5 pm in Symphony Hall with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, for the Celebrity Series of Boston.

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Classical Music

Maria Schneider Brings her Living, Breathing…

This week, WHRB spoke with Maria Schneider, an incredibly accomplished and insightful jazz composer and orchestra leader, in anticipation of her exciting return to Boston in a performance of Data Lords on Friday, October 7th, in Sanders Theatre for the Celebrity Series of Boston.

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Classical Music

Denk, Bell, Isserlis: Conflict and Resolution in a…

On CM's weekly show Beyond the Stage, we spoke with pianist Jeremy Denk. The Winner of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship as well as the Avery Fisher Prize, Denk performs frequently as a soloist at Carnegie Hall and in recent seasons has performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He has 20 released albums, including his most recent release on Nonesuch records called 1300-2000, which traces 700 years of music history.

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Classical Music

Why We Need Tonality in Contemporary Classical…

WHRB Classical interviews contemporary composers Max Richter and Clarice Jensen who are redefining classical music today through their compositions. Max Richter provides an argument for political engagement and tonality, while Clarice Jensen emphasizes that classical music can be enjoyed anywhere.