Music

The year is almost over! Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton sit down with NPR Music's Ann Powers and Stephen Thompson to look back at the memorable moments and music of 2015

This list of our favorite albums of the year (published alphabetically) includes hip-hop that reckons with our incandescent political moment and the foundational ideas that shaped our nation. Pop for the first moments of new love, metal for the end of the world. Songs from a dozen countries and as many genres, and plenty from areas in-between. There's so much here we adore, from old favorites and new obsessions. We hope you find something to love.

Melbourne Chamber Music Society
Melbourne Chamber Music Society

This season the Society will present six  rather than the traditional five concerts. Included in the series are the thirteen member New York Chamber Soloists, three string quartets, one with piano, a traditional piano trio and a violin and piano duo.

From Shrek, The Simpsons, The Croods, Rise of the Guardians, How to Train Your Dragon, to Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda, Animation’s great stories and beloved characters inspire and delight audiences of all ages. We celebrate some of the most exciting animation film scores in a rousing concert of visually stunning highlights on the giant screen, with their memorable scores performed live.

Tickets are $20 in advance. The performance is free for those aged 18 and under or with a college student ID. Discounted tickets are available through the Symphony for Everyone Program.

Dave Fries' Jazz Pick- Bill McBirnie Trio

Jan 29, 2014

Consummate Canadian jazz and Latin flutist Bill McBirnie has released a new album (his sixth) which departs, in a significant way, from all three of his previously acclaimed acoustic jazz projects (Mercy with Robi Botos; Paco Paco with Bernie Senensky; and Nature Boy with Mark Eisenman). On Find Your Place, Bill has placed the flute in a very unlikely setting—as part of an organ trio!

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