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Opera director Yuval Sharon, seen here at his home in Los Angeles, was named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow. Roman Cho/John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation hide caption

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Opera Director Yuval Sharon Awarded MacArthur 'Genius' Grant

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Composer, multi-instrumentalist and educator Tyshawn Sorey, who has been granted a MacArthur Fellowship. John Rogers/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Tyshawn Sorey, A Musical Shapeshifter, Wins MacArthur 'Genius' Prize

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Members of the Danish String Quartet turn to folk music from their Nordic homeland for their new album, Last Leaf. Caroline Bittencourt/ECM hide caption

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06AE Romeser

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Bill Murray and Jan Vogler's album New Worlds is available Sept. 29. Peter Rigaud/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bill Murray And Jan Vogler Take Us To 'New Worlds' On Their New Theatrical Album

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Charity Tillemann-Dick is an opera singer who, in 2009, received a double lung transplant. She tells this story in her new memoir, The Encore. John Armato/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Singing With New Lungs In 'The Encore'

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Jonas Kaufmann's new album, L'Opéra, is a tribute to French opera. Gregor Hohenberg/Sony Classical hide caption

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Jonas Kaufmann: A Tenor At The Top

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Marin Alsop is the music director of the Baltimore Orchestra Symphony. Alessandra Fratus/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Conducting Class At The Peabody Conservatory With Marin Alsop

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The opera We Shall Not Be Moved revisits the story of the 1985 bombing of the MOVE house in Philadelphia, and that tragedy's impact on Philadelphia's youth. Shown here: Actors portraying the ghosts that inhabit the site of the bombing surround character Un/Sung (Lauren Whitehead, center). Dave DiRentis /Opera Philadelphia hide caption

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'We Shall Not Be Moved': A New Opera Traces The Legacy Of The 1985 MOVE Bombing

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Composer Morton Feldman at the piano, ca. 1963. University at Buffalo Music Library hide caption

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Turn It Down: Morton Feldman's Silent Revolution

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Soprano Katharine Gunnink sings the aria "Ch'il Bel Sogno" by Puccini at Adobe Headquarters in San Jose, Calif. for Arias in the Office. James Tensuan/KQED hide caption

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New Pop-Up Series Treats Silicon Valley Workers To Opera At The Office

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On the upcoming album New Worlds, actor and comedian Bill Murray teams up with cellist Jan Vogler and friends for music by Bernstein and Gershwin and poetry and prose by Whitman and Twain. Peter Rigaud hide caption

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'I Feel Pretty/America' from Bernstein's West Side Story

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Some musicians from the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra are protesting an invitation extended to conservative radio host Dennis Prager to guest conduct. Louise Huang/Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra hide caption

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Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra Confronts Controversy Over Right-Wing Guest Conductor

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Byron Janis, photographed in 1968 at the Chateau Thoiry, where he discovered two rare Chopin manuscripts, one of which sits on the antique piano. Maria Cooper Janis/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Chopin In The Shadows: The Supernatural Adventures Of Byron Janis

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Edward Parks, who plays Steve Jobs, and the Santa Fe Opera Chorus in The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs. Ken Howard/Courtesy of the Santa Fe Opera hide caption

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Sing Different: Steve Jobs' Life Becomes An Opera

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