WHRB Classical Producer Amy Zhou interviews Kirill Gerstein, a Jewish-American and Russian pianist, won the 2010 Gilmore Artist Award, and was awarded First Prize at the 2001 Arthur Rubinstein Piano Competition.
In this 17-minute interview, conductor Nathaniel Meyer talks about the upcoming world premiere of female African-American composer Florence Price's Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight, rediscovered after half a century.
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.
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.
WHRB Classical's Topher Colby reviews the Boston Symphony Orchestra's performance of the Schumann Piano Concerto and Bruckner's 9th Symphony with pianist Yuja Wang under the direction of Andris Nelsons.