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March 11, 2008 Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 inspires a world premiere for the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

Interviews & Profiles

Thomas Hampson (left) stars as Rick Rescorla in the opera Heart of A Soldier, by Christopher Theofanidis, which receives its world premiere Sept. 10 at the San Francisco Opera.

September 9, 2011 Opera is filled with heroes. But few are like Rick Rescorla, who saved 2700 lives on Sept. 11.

News

Robert Spano conducts members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, who are currently in a lock out labor dispute.

September 6, 2012 Celebrate the sound of the orchestra while it's silenced by a bitter labor dispute.

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With the presidential election set for Tuesday, we take a look at operas that tackle today's toughest political issues.

November 1, 2012 Watch excerpts from contemporary operas that grapple with today's top political issues head-on.

Robert Spano, music director of the Aspen Music Festival and School, conducts the Aspen Chamber Symphony. He is a fan of the Third Symphony by Aaron Copland.

August 1, 2013 Five acclaimed American musicians pick favorite homegrown symphonic works.

In these times of instability in the recording industry, more and more Symphony Orchestras (like the Cincinnati Symphony, photographed here) are making their own albums.

December 15, 2011 Once contracted to big labels, orchestras are now releasing their own impressive recordings.

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Copland: Symphony No. 3; Symphony for Organ and Orchestra

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  • Album: Copland: Symphony No. 3; Symphony for Organ and Orchestra
  • Artist: Leonard Bernstein
  • Label: Sony Music Distribution
 

Glenn Branca: Symphony No. 3 "Gloria"

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  • Album: Glenn Branca: Symphony No. 3 "Gloria"
  • Artist: Glenn Branca
  • Label: Atavistic
  • Released: 1983
 

Barber: School for Scandal/Symphonies 1 & 2

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  • Album: Barber: School for Scandal/Symphonies 1 & 2
  • Artist: Various
  • Label: Naxos
  • Released: 2000
 

Decasia

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  • Album: Decasia
  • Artist: Michael Gordon/Basel Sinfonietta/Kasper De Roo
  • Label: Cantaloupe
  • Released: 2002
 

Theofanidis Symphony No. 1

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  • Album: Theofanidis Symphony No. 1
  • Artist: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
  • Label: ASO media
  • Released: 2011
 

Baltic Portraits

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  • Album: Baltic Portraits
  • Artist: Paavo Järvi
  • Label: CSO Media
  • Released: 2011
 

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass: Live

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  • Album: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass: Live
  • Artist: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass
  • Label: CSO Resound
  • Released: 2011
 

Profanes et Sacrees

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  • Album: Profanes et Sacrees
  • Artist: Boston Symphony Chamber Players
  • Label: BSO classics
  • Released: 2011
 

A Concord Symphony

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  • Album: A Concord Symphony
  • Artist: Michael Tilson Thomas San Francisco Symphony
  • Label: SFS Media
 

Rainbow Body

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  • Album: Rainbow Body
  • Artist: Robert Spano
  • Label: Telarc
  • Released: 2003