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Jeneé Osterheldt

Summer Walker is over it — and she’s not the only one

Walker, who played Boston on Monday, delivered one of the biggest R&B albums of the year, but anxiety and fame aren’t always a winning duo.

MUSIC

Christian Zacharias returns to the BSO with Schumann and Brahms

For his Boston performances, the German pianist and conductor performed a rarity not played by the BSO in Symphony Hall for over a century.

The old gang from WBCN is getting back together

A screening of “WBCN and the American Revolution” at Fenway Regal Cinema will reunite Charles Laquidara, Maxanne, and other on-air personalities from the station's counterculture years.

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Composer Lei Liang scores $100,000 award for BMOP commission

‘A Thousand Mountains, A Million Streams...’, a piece inspired by climate change and the paintings of Huang Binhong, has been awarded the 2020 Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.

MUSIC REVIEW

A heartwarming ‘Messiah’ from Handel and Haydn Society

This year, guest conductor Masaaki Suzuki led a daintier and more regenerative rendition.

Stolen moments with the Ballroom Thieves

The folk-rock trio — which began as a duo at Stonehill College — is poised for a big 2020.

MUSIC REVIEW

With ‘La storia di Orfeo,’ Boston Early Music Festival provides a heavenly journey to the underworld

This project of countertenor Philippe Jaroussky braids excerpts of three Italian “Orpheus” operas – and in this run drafts local luminary Amanda Forsythe as Eurydice.

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A tribute to Gunther Schuller, 50 years after he brought jazz to school

The late New England Conservatory president is being celebrated for his groundbreaking decision to establish a Jazz Studies program at the school.