He was with the Boston Symphony for 50 years, and his name was also stamped on the sticks of drummers from Buddy Rich to Charlie Watts to Questlove. Firth died Sunday at age 85.
During the orchestra's Academy Week, amateur musicians get to rehearse and perform next to professionals.
What you'll hear during the week of July 27.
Stuart Canin was one of many GIs in Europe after World War II, but his violin made him different.
What you'll hear during the week of July 20.
What you'll hear during the week of July 13.
Children of the Stone tells the story of a rock-throwing Palestinian teen's journey to found a music school. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with Ramzi Aburedwan and author Sandy Tolan.