Conductor Andris Nelsons led the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus Thursday in Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky at Carnegie Hall in New York. AJ Wilhelm for NPR hide caption

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A Tale Of Two Sergeys: Boston Symphony Orchestra At Carnegie Hall
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Sergei Prokofiev (pictured) wrote a Fifth Symphony that has special resonance in Sao Paulo for conductor Marin Alsop. Library of Congress hide caption

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A Grand Soviet Symphony, By Way Of Brazil
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The Orchestra of St. Luke's opens The DiMenna Center for Classical Music in Manhattan. Eric Weiss /Courtesy of the OSL hide caption

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The Orchestra Of St. Luke's: Home At Last
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'Peter And The Wolf' Turns 75
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NPR's Scott Simon takes on Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, with the Baltimore Symphony. hide caption

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Prokofiev's 'Peter And The Wolf' (And Scott Simon)
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