Boston Symphony Orchestra music director Andris Nelsons rehearses at Symphony Hall in Boston

Credit: AP Photo/Steven Senne, File

Concert Roundtable: African Blues, Irish Folk, New Acts And Local Favorites

April 5, 2017

WCRB’s Brian McCreath, Berklee professor Rob Hochschild, and “A Celtic Sojourn” host Brian O’Donovan joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan for a preview of upcoming performances in a range of genres.


What you heard from this segment:

Rob Hochschild's picks

  • WHO: ACS Trio (Geri Allen, Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding)
  • WHEN: April 14-15
  • WHERE: Scullers
  • WHAT: "Unconditional Love”   


  • WHO: Nellie McKay: A Girl Named Bill: The Life and Times of Billy Tipton
  • WHEN: April 13
  • WHERE: Regattabar
  • WHAT: "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying"


  • WHO: Vieux Farka Toure
  • WHEN: April 7
  • WHERE: Villa Victoria Center for the Arts
  • WHAT: "Homafu Wawa"


Brian McCreath's picks

  • WHO: Susanna Phillips - Cleopatra, Lawrence Zazzo - Caesar
  • Handel: Giulio Cesare (Julius Caesar)
  • WHEN: April 21 & 23
  • WHERE: NEC's Jordan Hall
  • WHAT: Susanna Phillips from Agrippina (2015): Se vuoi pace (If you want peace, my handsome lover, chase file hatred from you)


  • WHO: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Anne-Sophie Mutter, violin
  • WHERE: April 27-29, May 2
  • WHERE: Boston Symphony Hall
  • WHAT: Shostakovich 6, 3rd


  • WHO: Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano, celebrity Series of Boston
  • WHEN: May 5
  • WHERE: NEC's Jordan Hall
  • WHAT: SCRIABIN: Sonata No. 7, Op. 64, "White Mass"

Brian O'Donovan's picks

  • WHO: Hooray for the Riff Raff
  • WHEN: April 18 & 19
  • WHERE: The Sinclair, Cambridge
  • WHAT: Nothing’s going to Change that Girl


  • WHO: The Gloaming
  • WHEN: Saturday, April 22nd
  • WHERE: Berklee Performance Center
  • WHAT: The Old Bush


  • WHO: Roomful of Teeth with A Far Cry
  • WHEN: April 13th
  • WHERE: Sanders Theater
  • WHAT: Partita 1. Allemande
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