Robert Spano conducts members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, who are currently in a lock out labor dispute.
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September 6, 2012 Celebrate the sound of the venturesome orchestra while it's silenced by a bitter labor dispute.
Besides playing the violin, Midori plays a key role in educating young people about classical music around the world.
August 17, 2010 When she's not keeping a busy schedule of concerts, Midori has founded music education programs here and abroad -- and pursued some education herself, earning a master's degree in psychology. Hear the violinist play Bach, Hindemith and Brahms in the APM studio.
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May 22, 2009 Memorial Day might signal the unofficial start of summer fun, but its true purpose is to commemorate those who have died in service to the country. Hear five musical expressions of uncommon power and beauty, reminding listeners of both what has been lost and what we value most.
December 26, 2007 This week, From the Top comes from historic Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Mass., where a 16-year-old pianist performs lively etudes by John Harbison, a 13-year-old violinist plays Brahms, and a young woodwind quintet plays Hindemith. Also, a talented teen trumpeter tackles a terrific sonata.
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January 15, 2007 Being the principal violist of the New York Philharmonic isn't exactly glamorous. But Cynthia Phelps says her section plays a "subtle but exciting" role in the texture and feel of the music.
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July 12, 2006 Estonian native Eri Klas conducts the mixed student-and-professional orchestra of the National Orchestral Institute in Paul Hindemith's most popular work: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber, in concert at the University of Maryland's Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.
September 15, 2004 Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz reviews a new three-CD box set of recordings of composer Paul Hindemith conducting his own works.
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April 27, 1998 Composer and pianist Mel Powell died Friday at his home in southern California. He was 75 years old. Powell won the Pulitzer Prize for music in 1990 for his composition, "Duplicates," written for two pianos and orchestra. A student of Paul Hindemith, Powell went on to become chairman of the composition faculty at Yale in the 1960's and director of its' electronic music studio. In 1969, he helped set up the music school at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). But Powell was also a jazz musician. At 19, he joined Benny Goodman's band as pianist and arranger. He also worked with Glenn Miller. NPR's Dean Olsher reports.
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