Arts & Entertainment

Classical Ensemble

2016 Winner: Radius Ensemble

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Radius doesn’t play it safe. For its 2015-16 subscription series at the Longy School of Music, the chamber ensemble commissioned a new work for each concert, from a trio by Pulitzer winner John Harbison to Eun Young Lee’s *12*, a zodiac-inspired piece that invited audience participation via smartphone. The new sounds join much-loved masterworks at concerts featuring detailed program notes, engaging onstage commentary and post-show receptions where attendees can mingle with the musicians. And Radius has shown its commitment to sharing classical music with new audiences, performing for a millennial crowd at a fall Groupmuse and playing a free family concert for Cambridge kids this spring.