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Sister Joseph Andrew Bogdanowicz (right), vicaress general and music director for Dominican Sisters of Mary. On the group's new album, she plays organ and composed three selections.

Watch Life As Prayer: The Singing Nuns Of Ann Arbor

August 13, 2013 – The Dominican Sisters of Mary "bring other people into that space of prayer when we're singing."

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David Robertson, a passionate champion of new music, conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra on tour in Berlin.

Watch Why Are American Orchestras Afraid Of New Symphonies?

August 13, 2013 – St. Louis Symphony music director David Robertson decodes America's orchestral anxieties.

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Anna Netrebko's Verdi comes out August 20.

Read First Listen: Anna Netrebko, 'Verdi'

August 11, 2013 – Hear the celebrated soprano's Verdi tribute, her first studio album in five years.

Chris Thile's new album, Sonatas and Partitas, draws from material written by Johann Sebastian Bach in the early 1700s.

Watch Chris Thile Looks Back To Bach

August 11, 2013 – The mandolinist's latest project is a collection of pieces written by J.S. Bach in the early 1700s.

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George Walker is considered the elder statesman of today's African-American composers.

Read The American Symphonic Legacy: Not Just For White Guys

August 10, 2013 – Recent developments have opened up the doors to composers who were once lost to history.

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Regina Resnik as Ellen Orford in the Metropolitan Opera premiere of Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes in 1948.

Watch Versatile Opera Star, Director, Teacher Regina Resnik Dies at 90

August 9, 2013 – The Bronx native began her career early, then did it all — singing as both a soprano and a mezzo.

Cartoon by Pablo Helguera.

Read Throwing A Fit In F-Sharp

August 9, 2013 – Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.

Baritone Thomas Hampson takes his punches for opera on a BBC talk show.

Watch And in This Corner: A Baritone Fights For Opera On The BBC

August 6, 2013 – The celebrated singer Thomas Hampson found himself in a verbal boxing match on a recent talk show.

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts is still inspired by the age-old symphonic form.

Read Why Write Symphonies?

August 5, 2013 – Kevin Puts says a symphony is "where I can express the spiritual, the epic, the heartbreaking."

Fred Onovwerosuoke founded the St. Louis African Chorus 20 years ago.

Read Songs Of Africa: Beautiful Music With A Violent History

August 3, 2013 – African sacred music combines the songs of oppressed people with the music of their oppressors.

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Beware Of The High C Slider.

Read Heifetz Up With Piatigorsky On Third

August 2, 2013 – Friday are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.

Robert Spano, music director of the Aspen Music Festival and School, conducts the Aspen Chamber Symphony. He is a fan of the Third Symphony by Aaron Copland.

Read 5 American Symphonies You Should Know

August 1, 2013 – Five acclaimed American musicians pick favorite homegrown symphonic works.

New York-based composer Mohammed Fairouz.

Read Creating American Symphonies To Tell 'Distinctly American' Stories

July 30, 2013 – "A composer like me couldn't have existed in Europe 150 years ago," says Mohammed Fairouz.

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Time For Three performs a Tiny Desk Concert.

Watch Time For Three: Tiny Desk Concert

July 27, 2013 – Hear the "classically trained garage band" perform with staggering technique and contagious energy.

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New Traffic Signs Near Tanglewood.

Read New Traffic Signs Near Tanglewood

July 26, 2013 – Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.

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