Summer is heating up and so are dozens of classical music festivals all around the country. We couldn't possibly list them all, but here's a sampling of some of the best events, from open-air venues and seaside spots to historic concert halls. Been to a great summer festival we've missed? Feel free to pass along your own reviews in the comments section.
We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and amid the flyers from reputable debt-consolidation companies is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives — and, this week, a vexing piece of concert-going etiquette.
The Robert Cray Band performed live from WCBE's Studio A on June 20th, 2013. They performed their songs "Won't Be Coming Home", Worry", and "Side Dish". Listen to their performance and interview again, and enjoy!
Emily Bell performed live from WCBE's Studio A on July 17th, 2013. She performed her songs "Sweet Crushed Angel", "Back to the Way I Want", and "Give Me Your Heart". Listen to the performance and interview again!