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A ghost stands in the ruins of a demolished building in a scene from the film A Ghost Story. Bret Curry/A24 hide caption

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How Composer Daniel Hart Brought 'A Ghost Story' To Life

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The GVSU New Music Ensemble's new album, RETURN, features compositions from former Grand Valley State University students. Bill Ryan/GVSU New Music Ensemble hide caption

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Return

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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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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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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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Kishi Bashi With Strings On Mountain Stage

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