Take a break from the heavy stuff. Listen to our new Pops stream. Pops features the lighter side of classical music, from movie themes to modern favorites to crossover hits. If it feels at home on the stages of Boston or the Hollywood Bowl, you’ll hear it on Pops.
The 160-voice Angel City Chorale started its 'America's Got Talent' audition by mimicking a thunderstorm and then soon had the audience and judges on their feet with a stirring rendition of 'Africa.' Watch the performance that infamously cynical judge Simon Cowell said he will 'remember ... for a long time.'
Today marks the birthday of a much-loved American musical tradition: the Boston “Pops.” On July 11, 1885, the “Promenade” Orchestra (later dubbed the “Pops”) gave its first concert at Boston’s old Music Hall. The German conductor Adolf Neuendorff led a program that included Franz von Suppé’s...Episode details...
Violist Jonah Sirota's debut solo album 'Strong Sad' features hauntingly beautiful and improvisational music. Read more about the project, produced with Valgeir Sigurdsson, and check out a music video from the new album.
Welcome to Major Themes, a monthly feature in which classical music experts recommend a must-hear recording based on what's happening at classical stations and programs around the country. For July's installment, we checked in with friends in North Carolina, Ohio and New York, as well as the host of SymphonyCast. Here are their top picks, with a modern summer twist.
Looking for a patriotic soundtrack for your Fourth of July celebration? We've programmed a 4-hour playlist of classical and Americana music to go with whatever you're doing on Independence Day, from cooking out to watching fireworks.
Robert Elhai has worked on the music for Hollywood blockbusters like 'The Avengers' and 'Pirates of the Caribbean,' TV hits such as 'Hawaii Five-O,' and theatrical sensations like Broadway's 'The Lion King.' He's even worked with the heavy metal band Metallica and on a 'Call of Duty' video game. And he's done it all while living in Minneapolis.
Tony Banks rose to prominence as the co-founding keyboardist of the British progressive rock group Genesis. But these days, you'll find him firmly planted in the classical world, with the recent release of his third all-orchestral album.