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Kept From Playing Piano, Vanessa Perez Pushes Through To Success

A rising Venezuelan pianist explains how she overcame her mother's fears to pursue her destiny.

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A New Twist On A Leonard Cohen Classic

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein drops by to perform new variations on the iconic song "Suzanne."

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The Orchestra Of St. Luke's: Home At Last

Hear the ensemble christen its new concert space with conductor Ivan Fischer.

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