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A weekly exploration of the most fascinating time in classical music history: right now.

With composers from nearly every country in the world creating music in diverse styles, there has simply never been a more exciting time for classical music. Relevant Tones creator and host Seth Boustead dives into this treasure trove of music accompanied by first-person interviews, in the field segments that take him to festivals and concert halls around the world, with stellar performances by talented ensembles and soloists.

Host Seth Boustead is an award-winning composer, radio host, arts manager, concert producer, writer, and speaker who works to change classical music and how it is perceived by the general public. Seth is the founder and executive director of Access Contemporary Music, where he has produced more than a hundred live concerts and created the Sound of Silent Film Festival, the ACM School of Music, the Thirsty Ears classical music street festival and many more programs designed to present classical music as a living art form. Seth is a regular contributor to Newcity Magazine. He is the voice of the New York Philharmonic’s Biennial Minute video series. Seth has also given a TEDx talk about the future of classical music.