Spring Music Series

Spring brings warmer weather, thoughts of being outside, and the lilting tones and bopping beats of New England Public Radio's Spring Music Series. During Morning Edition this spring, listen for interviews with New England musicians, or check them out right here.

Felipe Salles.
Courtesy UMass

“The New Immigrant Experience” is the latest work by saxophonist Felipe Salles. It’s a multimedia project on a subject very much in the news.

Matt Lorenz, aka The Suitcase Junket, plays in his home in Leverett, Massachusetts.
Karen Brown / NEPR

The Suitcase Junket is a one-man band that defies neat categorization.

Matthew Westgate is an Assistant Professor and Director of Wind Studies at UMass Amherst. He conducted The Massachusetts Chamber Players performing "Frank Martin: Music For Winds."
Carrie Healy / NEPR

The Massachusetts Chamber Players, based at UMass Amherst, has a new recording of wind music conducted by Matthew Westgate. 

Phat A$tronaut of New Haven, Connecticut.
Steven Romero / Courtesy of Phat A$tronaut

While members of the band Phat A$tronaut like to say they hail from the “funkier parts of Connecticut,” they clearly mean musically.

Jack Brown conducts the Berkshire Lyric Chorus during a weekly rehearsal in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

About 70 singers greeted each other on a recent Monday night as they settled into their seats at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. A tall, bearded man stood before them next to a piano.

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