The monks of The Monastery of Christ in the Desert, on the grounds in Abiquiu, N.M. Sergio Salvador/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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"Given that we were brass players when we started out, we had a very tall hill to climb just to get people interested in our music," says Canadian Brass founding member Chuck Daellenbach (center). Bo Huang/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jeremy Denk has recently written for The New Yorker and The New York Times Book Review. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Joshua Bell. Ethan Miller/Getty Images for The Smith Center hide caption

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Mohammed Fairouz recently premiered his Symphony No. 3: Poems and Prayers, a choral symphony set to Aramaic, Hebrew and Arabic texts. Samantha West/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jay Hunter Morris has received glowing reviews for his role as Siegfried in the Metropolitan Opera's most recent production of Wagner's Ring Cycle. Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera hide caption

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Glass on Glass: Philip Glass (left) and Ira Glass are second cousins. Pavel Antonov/St. Ann's Warehouse hide caption

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Detroit Symphony Orchestra bassist Rick Robinson also founded the chamber ensemble CutTime Players. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Miracles of Modern Science are a rock group with a love of jazz and chamber pop — and no need for a guitar. The band's debut album is called Dog Year. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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