Punk rock sweetheart Ezra Furman has returned to her Somerville roots with a five week residency at ONCE Ballroom, entitled “Intimacy,” inviting her listeners to explore a night of soulful connection hard to imagine anywhere else.
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.
We thought of 10 billion band names and hated every single one, right? We were shocked that “Dreamers” had not really been done. I already had lots of lyrics about sleep and dreams and I was obsessed with that topic. And also, John Lennon, “you may say, I'm a dreamer.” John Lennon’s my biggest influence. I thought it was bold and strong. I like one-word band names. We aim to be dreamers and to attract dreamers, thinkers, imaginaries...
Pianist Max Levinson ‘93, violinist Jennifer Frautschi ‘95, and cellist Raman Ramakrishnan ‘98 discuss their undergraduate experience as musicians at Harvard, what they learned from non-musicians, how they have ended up playing together in their professional careers, how the piano trio is set apart from other chamber ensembles, what makes the Tchaikovsky trio special, and how the three, who are all professors of music performance, go about teaching chamber music to their students.