The New York Philharmonic performing at the current incarnation of Avery Fisher Hall in January 2011. Chris Lee/courtesy of the New York Philharmonic hide caption

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Mickey Baker in Copenhagen in 1975. Jan Persson/Redferns hide caption

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A bit of "Love Is Strange"
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A garden serves as the stage in the opera. Zhang Yi hide caption

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The Peony Pavilion: A Vivid Dream In A Garden
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R. Kelly (left) as Sylvester, and Eric Lane as Twan, in Trapped in the Closet, which relaunched with new chapters last week on IFC. Parrish Lewis/IFC hide caption

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R. Kelly's Queer, Campy 'Closet' Reopens
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After years of waiting, the Kennedy Center has a new symphonic organ replacing its old Filene organ. The $2 million project will culminate in the organ's debut on Nov. 27. William Neil (left), the National Symphony Orchestra organist, speaks with NSO Assistant Conductor Ankush Kumar Bahl (center) during the organ's test with the orchestra on Oct. 18. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Kennedy Center's New Organ No Longer A Pipe Dream
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Does This Guy Matter? Conductor Leonard Bernstein during rehearsal with the Cincinnati Symphony at Carnegie Hall in 1977. James Garrett/New York Daily News via Getty Images hide caption

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Do Orchestras Really Need Conductors?
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Korean rapper PSY is responsible for the song Gangam Style, whose flashy and humorous video has brought K-pop to new ears. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Mallett Brothers Band is, from left to right, Brian Higgins, Wally Wenzel, Luke Mallett, Will Mallett, Nate Soule and Nick Leen. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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How Much Does Crowd Funding Cost Musicians?
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Chopin, whose Ballade No. 1 in g minor is one of the "musical moments" that inspired a New York Times series. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Drummer Pete La Roca plays during the May 19, 1965 recording session for his album Basra. Francis Wolff/Mosaic Images/Corbis hide caption

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