Weekend Planner — Music
Longtime New England Public Radio music director and classical music host John Montanari (pictured) will be retiring in December but maestro Kevin Rhodes and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra apparently can’t wait to commemorate the occasion. They will be gathering in Amherst College’s Buckley Recital Hall Sunday for an afternoon of music and reminiscence in Montanari’s honor. In addition to conducting a selection of works from Beethoven, Brahms, Poulenc and Piazzolla, Rhodes will interview Montanari onstage regarding his 35-year career, the music he loves and his plans for the future.
3 p.m. $20 at the door or nepr.net