As the weather warms up and spring descends on the Greater Boston area, WCRB’s Brian O’Donovan and Brian McCreath and Berklee College of Music’s Rob Hochschild joined Boston Public Radio for their seasonal concert round table. From bluegrass music in Cambridge to an operatic adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s "The Handmaid’s Tale," here are what McCreath, O’Donovan and Hochschild are looking forward to watching this season.

Alfredo Rodriguez & Pedrito Martinez Duo, and Arturo O’Farrill Quintet

When: Friday, May 10, 2019

Where: The Sanders Theater, Cambridge

Pianist Alfredo Rodriguez and percussionist Pedro Martinez are both mainstays in the Cuban music scene, but made headlines in the United States with their 2019 album “Duologue,” an homage to the musical history of Cuba, that NPR referred to as “sublime.”

Melissa Aldana & the Berklee Quintet

When: Thursday, May 16, 2019

Where: Scullers Jazz Club, Boston

Chilean saxophonist Melissa Aldana burst onto the professional music scene with her 2010 album “Free Fall.” A graduate of Berklee College of Music, in May, Aldana will return to Boston to perform with Berklee Quintet, a group of Berklee students made up of guitarist Timothy Johnson, pianist Hatsune Hirakura, bassist Charles Lincoln, and drummer Christian Napoleon.

Christian McBride & Tip City

When: Friday, June 7, 2019

Where: Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport

For over 20 years, jazz bandleader Christian McBride has shared the stage with Roy Haynes, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, and more. In June, McBride will head to Rockport with his backing band Tip City, made up of pianist Emmet Cohen and guitarist Dan Wilson to perform an eclectic mix of jazz, R&B, funk, and big band.

The Handmaid’s Tale

When: May 5-12, 2019

Where: Harvard University’s Ray Lavietes Pavilion

Margaret Atwood’s classic novel takes to the stage in Boston Lyric Company’s production of "The Handmaid’s Tale." Set in New England 2021, and staged on a re-done basketball court, the cast will put a new spin on Atwood’s story by performing it alongside a 65 piece orchestra.

The Handel & Haydn Society Present Mozart Requiem

When: May 3 and 5, 2019

Where: Symphony Hall, Boston

Conductor and Handel & Haydn Society Artistic Director Harry Christopher will close out this season by conducting a performance of Mozart's last, and unfinished, composition, which the society says “has an otherworldly beauty intimating that — having already glimpsed the beyond — Mozart is on the threshold of eternity.

Andris Nelsons conducts Strauss, Currier and Stravinsky featuring violinist Baiba Skride

When: May 2-4, 2019

Where: Symphony Hall, Boston

BSO conductor Andris Nelson brings Strauss, Stravinsky and Currier to Boston with the help of the Boston Symphony Orchestra featuring violinist Baiba Skride.

Della Mae

When: Saturday, May 4, 2019

Where: The Sinclair

Della Mae are a five piece bluegrass band who entered the Boston music scene with 2011’s “I Built This Heart.” In 2014, the group was nominated for a Grammy award for their second full length album “This World Oft Can Be.”

Richard Thompson

When: Friday, May 17, 2019

Where: The Cabot Theater, Beverly

Legendary rocker Richard Thompson will bring his unique brand of British folk music to the Cabot Theater in Beverly. NPR Music described his last album “13 Rivers” as full of “explosive and evocative songs that illuminate the human condition.”

Antje Duvekot

When: Saturday, May 18th 2019

Where: Club Passim, Cambridge

Somerville based Antje Duvekot got her start by winning an open mic night at the Sam Adams Brewpub in Philadelphia. Now, the folk singer and songwriter will bring her talents back to her hometown (sort of) of Cambridge in mid-May.