The New York-based orchestra Alarm Will Sound puts a fresh twist on The Beatles' most maligned song. Carl Sander Socolow/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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01Revolution 9
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Daniela Mack and Matthew Worth star as First Lady and President Kennedy in a new show at the Fort Worth Opera, JFK. Nine Photography/Forth Worth Opera hide caption

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In Fort Worth Opera's 'JFK,' A Tension Between Joy And Tragedy
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Yehudi Menuhin, born 100 years ago, was far more than a violin virtuoso. Erich Auerbach/Getty Images hide caption

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Yehudi Menuhin's Potent Blend Of Music, Humanism And Politics
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Conductor Mariss Jansons led the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall Wednesday in Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7, "Leningrad." AJ Wilhelm for NPR hide caption

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The 'Leningrad' Symphony At Carnegie Hall
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Henry Threadgill calls his Pulitzer-winning piece, In for a Penny, In for a Pound, "an epic." John Rogers/Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

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Henry Threadgill Zooid, 'In For A Penny, In For A Pound (Opening)'
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Musicians from the French ensembles Dedalus and Muzzix have recreated an album by Moondog, originally released in 1971. Christian Mathieu/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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24Behold
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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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New Mix: Weezer, The Jayhawks, Colin Stetson, More
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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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Members of the Turtle Creek Chorale, a Dallas men's choir, perform Tyler's Suite at the Dallas City Performance Hall on March 31, 2016. Michael McGary/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Requiem For A Teen: 'Tyler's Suite' Honors A Life Cut Short
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Asia Palmer, now a high-school freshman at the Baltimore School for the Arts, has been with the OrchKids program since it began in 2008. Ned Wharton hide caption

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Young Musicians Blossom In Baltimore's OrchKids Program
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After his First Symphony flopped, Sergei Rachmaninoff briefly switched careers. A London critic wrote, "It was such a spectacle as has rarely been seen anywhere in the Empire." Photo illustration by Jeff Curnow/Wikimedia Commons/Library of Congress hide caption

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Tenor Lawrence Brownlee plays the title role in the new opera Charlie Parker's Yardbird. Dominic Mercier/Opera Philadelphia hide caption

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Opera And Jazz Mingle In 'Charlie Parker's Yardbird'
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Tenor Javier Camarena got to sing a rare encore while playing the role of Ernesto in the Metropolitan Opera production of Donizetti's Don Pasquale. Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera hide caption

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The Show-Stopping Singing Of Javier Camarena
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The Camerata Romeu rehearses at the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Havana in November 2015. Anastasia Tsioulcas/NPR hide caption

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Meet Cuba's All-Female Orchestra
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In his barn, Bertoia would play his sculptures for small invited audiences, or by himself late at night. His sculptures are in the barn where he left them when he died in 1978. John Brien/Important Records hide caption

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Sound Sculptor Harry Bertoia Created Musical, Meditative Art
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Actors onstage during a performance of Fallujah. The Long Beach Opera production is based on the combat experiences of a U.S. Marine in Iraq, and was co-written with an Iraqi-American. Keith Ian Polakoff/Long Beach Opera hide caption

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An Iraq War Opera Finds A Vein Of Empathy
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Composer Bear McCreary is known for scoring popular television shows like Battlestar Galactica and The Walking Dead. His first film score is for 10 Cloverfield Lane. Kevin Porter & Anton Seim/Tim Greiving hide caption

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From Television To '10 Cloverfield Lane,' A Composer Plays With Surprise — And Luck
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Singers in the newly formed vocal group ORA perform music old and brand new. Nick Rutter/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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08Kyrie after Byrd
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    Harmonia Mundi
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