As part of the "What Could Have Been" Orgy, H+H artistic director Harry Christophers discusses the pandemic, conducting the St. Matthew Passion, the state of period performance, and his own fascinating career.
On May 6, WHRB presented the "What Could Have Been" Orgy, a celebration of the Boston area's classical musicians and their resilience in the face of the ongoing pandemic. Here are all the interviews that were featured in the broadcast.
In December 2019, WHRB presented a 75th birthday tribute to William Christie, the conductor,
harpsichordist, teacher, and founder of Les Arts Florissants. Featured in the William Christie
Orgy were selections from this exclusive interview with Christie himself.
While sitting backstage with the man whose music has served as the background track for my young adult life, I figured it was only fitting to hear these distant melodies as I began exploring the mind of someone who for years now has offered me such hypnotic and immersive sonic experiences.
The air in Brighton Music Hall was filled with electricity this past Sunday night (yep, you read that right—a packed house on a Sunday!) as Greyson Chance took to the stage. Flanked on all sides by fluorescent tubes of pulsating light, the singer-songwriter captured the audience with the power of his voice. Greyson’s stage-presence, complemented by a delicate command over his body movement, a quick outfit-change, and personal vignettes, made for a truly remarkable experience.
I got the chance (pun intended!) to catch up with Greyson before his show, to talk about his newest album, portraits, and his life as a child-sensation turned practiced musician.