Transgender choruses — such as the Trans Chorus of Los Angeles, led by Lindsey Deaton (with guitar) — are springing up all over the country. A transgender pride flag is at the center of this image. James Geiger/The Trans Chorus of Los Angeles hide caption

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Transgender Choruses Harness The (Changing) Power Of Voices

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Kathleen Battle will return to the Metropolitan Opera after 22 years. Metropolitan Opera Archives hide caption

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Is Battle Fatigue Over? The Met Rehires A Banned Soprano

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Cellist, conductor — and alleged billionaire — Sergei Roldugin (left) with Vladimir Putin at Russia's St. Petersburg Music House in 2009. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images hide caption

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George Gershwin's beloved An American In Paris features the sounds of taxi horns — but a musicologist argues we've been using the wrong ones. Creative Commons hide caption

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Has 'An American In Paris' Been Honking Up The Wrong Key?

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Elham Fanoos playing at the Hunter College commencement. Deb Caponera/Courtesy of Hunter College hide caption

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A Young Afghan Pianist Plays For His Country's Future

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Composer Patrick Castillo leads the Third Sound ensemble in a Havana performance in November 2015. Anastasia Tsioulcas/NPR hide caption

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Hear Selections From The ACF Concert

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The last photo of Leon Klinghoffer, taken on the cruise ship Achille Lauro in 1985. He was killed there during a hijacking. Courtesy of the American Jewish Historical Society at the Center for Jewish History hide caption

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30 Years After Their Father's Murder, Klinghoffer Daughters Step Onto Their Own Stage

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Aleksandrs Antonenko (right) will be the Met's first tenor to forego skin darkening makeup to play the lead role in Verdi's Otello. Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera hide caption

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Farewell To Blackfaced Otellos At The Met

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A rehearsal for the first fully staged U.S. production of Ethel Smyth's 1904 opera The Wreckers at the Bard Music Festival in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y. Cory Weaver/Bard SummerScape hide caption

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One Feisty Victorian Woman's Opera Revived

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The First Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition and Festival will give competitors 13-17 years old a chance at a Cliburn victory. Van Cliburn Foundation hide caption

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By Their Fingertips: Teen Pianists In New Cliburn Competition

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Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld and his wife Malwina were Wagner's original Tristan and Isolde in 1865. Joseph Albert/Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Hear William Berger Discuss 'Tristan und Isolde'

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The Minnesota Orchestra under the direction of conductor Osmo Vanska (center) performs during a concert at the Cuban National Theater in Havana on Friday. Yamil Lage/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After Thaw, Minnesota Orchestra Returns To Cuba

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Sina Shahbazmohamadi places a 3-D printed copy of a recorder foot joint into a measuring device in a lab at the University of Connecticut's Center for Clean Energy Engineering. Peter Morenus/UConn hide caption

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3-D Printers Bring Historic Instruments Back To The Future

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Owner Heidi Rogers Tuesday at her famous Manhattan shop, Frank Music Company, before the store's final closing Friday. Judging silently from on high is composer Igor Stravinsky. Anastasia Tsioulcas/NPR hide caption

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Saying Goodbye To A Manhattan Classical Music Mecca

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