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  • The "Queen of Percussion" joined The Culture Show to talk about her influences, her work and the future of women in music before two shows at Boston's City Winery.
  • The Boston Arts and Music Soul Fest, also known as BAMS Fest, takes over Franklin Park’s Playstead Field June 29 and 30.
  • There were about 800 medical encounters with Boston EMS, and 23 people treated and sent to area hospitals, with the majority happening on Sunday.
  • Experience a live performance by one of the world's most distinguished chamber music ensembles, on demand. The Boston Symphony Chamber Players, the BSO's first-chair string and wind players, visited GBH Fraser Performance Studio on May 16 to perform for a limited in-person audience. In celebration of Serge Koussevitzky's 150th birthday, the concert salutes the former BSO Music Director's profound impact on the music of his time.

    Brian McCreath, producer and host of CRB Classical 99.5's Boston Symphony Orchestra broadcasts from Symphony Hall and Tanglewood, hosted the event.

    Boston Symphony Chamber Players Program
    Serge KOUSSEVITZKY Second movement (Andante) from Double Bass Concerto, and Valse miniature, for double bass and piano
    Walter PISTON Quintet for flute and strings
    Olivier MESSIAEN Abîme des oiseaux from Quartet for the End of Time, for solo clarinet
    Jean FRANÇAIX Dixtuor, for winds and strings

    Featured Musicians
    Alexander Velinzon, violin
    Lucia Lin, violin
    Cathy Basrak, viola
    Blaise Dejardin, cello
    Edwin Barker, bass
    Elizabeth Rowe, flute
    John Ferrillo, oboe
    Bill Hudgins, clarinet
    Richard Ranti, bassoon
    Richard Sebring, horn
    Randall Hodgkinson, piano

    Photo Credit: Robert Torres

    This event is presented with support from Comcast Xfinity Internet.
  • In the town of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, everyone’s got their head in the clouds, as preparations for a tourism boom during the April 8 total solar eclipse have been underway.
  • GBH Music, JazzBoston, and the Aardvark Jazz Orchestra present a special tribute to Duke Ellington to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the iconic jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader's birth.
  • In celebration of International Jazz Day, GBH Music and JazzBoston present Cuban pianist, composer and arranger Zahili Gonzalez Zamora.
  • The GBH studio at the BPL is hosting Outspoken Saturdays, a spoken word poetry event for emerging artists. Every first Saturday of the month, the series will be created in collaboration with spoken word artist Amanda Shea. Join us!

    Registration is encouraged for this free event.
  • This special gathering features two main projects about reckoning and repair that have been developed at GBH : the WORLD's new film, The Cost of Inheritance: An America ReFramed Special and the upcoming GBH News-produced podcast, "What Is Owed?".

    Directed by the acclaimed Yoruba Richen, the World's one hour-long documentary delves into the intricate topic of reparations in the United States. It navigates through history's complexities, systemic inequalities and the burgeoning conversation on racial conciliation. With its blend of personal stories, communal reflections, and academic perspectives, the film not only enlightens but also sparks a deeper understanding of the reparations debate. In this video, director Yoruba Richen and subjects from the film, Randy Quarterman and Sarah Eisner, engage in a thought-provoking panel discussion. This is a unique opportunity to gain insight into the creative process and the crucial themes explored in the documentary.

    Viewers also get an exclusive sneak peek (or listen) of the upcoming GBH News-produced podcast, "What is Owed?" This seven-part podcast, reported by GBH News political reporter Saraya Wintersmith, ventures into the heart of Boston's reckoning with its history of slavery and economic exclusion. Wintersmith seeks to understand what reparations might look like in one of the oldest cities in America, uncovering the lessons for a successful reparations framework through the stories of its architects, past and present.

    Watch The World's documentary here
  • GBH Music will introduce new listeners to opera in a video series produced in collaboration with Boston Lyric Opera (BLO) and New England Conservatory (NEC). Designed for newcomers and seasoned enthusiasts, “Getting into Opera” aims to ignite a passion for the genre by showcasing how powerful performances are shaped by vocal coaching and stage direction. The innovative multi-platform video series will be filmed in front of a live audience in GBH’s acoustically acclaimed Fraser Performance Studio.

    The first episode features renowned soprano Patricia Racette leading a masterclass for BLO Emerging Artists and New England Conservatory students. By pulling back the curtain on how great vocal performances are made, the masterclass will draw in new opera lovers while delighting fans of the genre. Selections include works from more than 150 years of opera in four different styles and languages, including Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” Puccini's “La bohème,” Bizet’s “Les pêcheurs de perles,” and Floyd’s “Susannah.”

    “Getting into Opera” will be hosted by Anthony Rudel, General Manager of GBH Music and author of “Tales from the Opera,” “Classical Music Top 40,” and “Imagining Don Giovanni.” Joshua Major, Chair of Opera Studies at NEC and Bradley Vernatter, BLO’s Stanford Calderwood General Director & CEO, will also share perspectives on producing operas as part of the series.

    “Getting into Opera” will be available free of charge on YouTube and other platforms. The production is made possible by a generous donation from David and Janet McCue.

    Event timeline:
    7-9:15pm Performance in Fraser
    9:15-10pm Dessert Reception in the Atrium

    Event registration is required. Seating is general admission.
    The maximum capacity of this event is 120 guests
    By RSVPing for this event, you agree to receive timely news and updates on events, films, and special offers from GBH.

    If you have questions or can no longer attend, please contact Audience and Member Services Department. Audience and Member Services can be reached during regular business hours M-F, 9am-5pm at 617-300-3300 or via email at info@wgbh.org.

    Image credit: GBH Creative