Soprano Ying Huang in the title role of Zhou Long's Pulitzer Prize-winning opera Madame White Snake. Clive Grainger /Opera Boston hide caption

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Chief conductor Charles Dutoit presides over a financially troubled Philadelphia Orchestra. Chris Lee/Philadelphia Orchesta hide caption

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Pianist Simone Dinnerstein has a passion for rhythmically free musical lines. Lisa Marie Mazzucco/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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