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Classical Music News

Classical Music News

From our friends at NPR, PRX, and PBS Member Stations from around the country

Connecting The Dots On Arvo Pärt's Symphonic Journey

Friday, April 20, 2018

A new album of the Estonian composer's four symphonies trace the path of a brave artist who risked throwing it all away to reinvent himself.

Shall We Dance: Balanchine Sets Tchaikovsky In Motion

Friday, April 20, 2018

Conductor Marin Alsop muses on the power of ballet and her memories of watching choreographer George Balanchine bring the music of Tchaikovsky to life with the New York City Ballet.

'I Completely Turned My Back On Music': A Violist's Journey With Hearing Loss

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Betty Hauck's long career in classical music included playing at the White House for the Kennedys, and in a string quartet with Yo-Yo Ma. But at the age of 65, she retired because she could no longer hear well enough to perform.

A New Song Cycle Contemplates Blackness

Friday, March 30, 2018

A collaboration between three prominent artistic voices — singer Lawrence Brownlee, composer Tyshawn Sorey and poet Terrance Hayes — examines what it means to be a black man in America today.

Is Opera Ailing? A Conversation About The State Of The Art

Monday, March 26, 2018

A panel of experts takes the pulse of opera today and discuss its possibilities for the future.

'Morning Star' Opera Sheds New Light On Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Of 1911

Sunday, March 25, 2018

A production of Ricky Ian Gordon's opera in New York's Lower East Side marks the anniversary of one of America's deadliest industrial accidents.

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