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BSO picks Gail Samuel, longtime LA Philharmonic executive, as its first woman president and CEO

Samuel will start her new role June 21, becoming the eighth president and first woman to lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra in its 140-year history. The appointment ends a 10-month search to replace Mark Volpe, who will retire after leading the orchestra for nearly a quarter-century.

At NEC, a concert to pay tribute to Coretta Scott King, and to many, many others

Students have crafted a program that also acknowledges the victims of the pandemic and police violence.

A rock ’n’ roll salute to Chet’s Last Call, and to ‘Chet’

A documentary celebrates the grimy North Station rock club that opened its doors to countless bands in the '80s.

Yes, we miss concerts. But let’s face it, sometimes they’re awful

Memories are made when a show turns into a train wreck. These are some of mine.

Tell us about your worst concert experience here

The Globe is compiling readers’ accounts of their most terrible concert experiences, back in the time there was such a thing as live music.


Conductor David Hoose turns toward the next movement

Retiring after more than three decades at the helm of Cantata Singers, Hoose reflects on the ensemble he has built.


András Schiff makes a virtual return to Boston, with music and politics front of mind

The pianist has recorded a program of Bach, Beethoven, and Schumann especially for Celebrity Series.


Philip B. Price chases the pandemic blues by making a pop record (‘Well, pop for me’)

On solo album "Oceans Hiding in Oceans," the Winterpills frontman recorded the tunes himself at his home and played all the instruments.