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Boston Week Recap

During WHRB’s inaugural Boston Week/Harvard Weekend, on classical air, we featured over 20 ensembles from Harvard, Boston, and Massachusetts, showcased musicians, conductors, and composers making great contributions to the local classical music scene, and gave away over 40 tickets to concerts in the Greater Boston area! We have compiled some of the social media posts, exclusive interviews, and live recordings here.

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Savall: Long-Lasting Legacy of the Viol

WHRB reviews Jordi Savall's recent concert with the Boston Early Music Festival at Sanders Theatre. The concert was based on the soundtrack for the French film Tous les matins du monde which Savall recorded in 1991. The concert celebrated the legacy of 17th century viol masters Marais and Saint-Colombe and demonstrated Savall's commitment to continuing this legacy as a viol player himself.

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Empowering Female Contemporary Composers

Missed the orgy? Loved the interview so much you want to listen to it again? Here were the five powerful, successful composers that were featured on December 16th’s 9-hour long orgy, as we explored and discussed the need for female representation and diversity in classical music.

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Life Has No Boundaries with Jen Shyu:…

Musician Jen Shyu conducts fieldwork on traditional music all around the world, and in her compositions, she likes to subvert the distinctions between the traditional and the contemporary. But, she says, "I truly believe that the process must come from, at least for me, very deep research: a very deep internalization process of learning from a teacher as if I were a baby learning from nothing."