Pamela Armstrong (left) as Alice Ford and Heather Johnson as Meg Page in New York City Opera's production of Falstaff. The so called people's opera may have to cancel its upcoming season if fundraising falls short. Carol Rosegg/New York City Opera hide caption

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New York City's 'People's Opera' May Face Its Final Curtain
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The album cover for Dutilleux' Correspondances and other works, which won the Contemporary prize at the 2013 Gramophone Awards. courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon hide caption

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Henri Dutilleux: Correspondances
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The Renaissance Street Singers give a performance at the Winterdale Arch, near the West 81st Street gate in Central Park. Joel Rose/NPR hide caption

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Atheists Take Old Hymns Out Of The Chapel And Into The Streets
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The chairs are still empty in Minneapolis, but all sides in the Minnesota Orchestra dispute have been busy trying to snap up web domain names. iStock hide caption

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Does this mean Josh Bell will start using "There She Is, Miss America" as an encore? Louie Aguinaldo/iStock hide caption

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The Steinway Musical Instruments factory in Queens, N.Y. Ilya Marritz hide caption

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Why Steinway Is Likely To Be Sold To A Hedge Fund Manager
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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. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Life As Prayer: The Singing Nuns Of Ann Arbor
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Regina Resnik as Ellen Orford in the Metropolitan Opera premiere of Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes in 1948. Metropolitan Opera Archives hide caption

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Soprano Licia Albanese sang the title role in Puccini's Madama Butterfly 72 times at the Metropolitan Opera. The Metropolitan Opera Archives hide caption

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The Long Walk, Brian Castner's memoir of PTSD and a difficult homecoming, will soon be an opera. YouTube hide caption

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A Veteran's Piercing True Story Leaps From Page To Stage
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Pinto leads protesters in song during anti-austerity demonstrations. "I'm just a normal citizen," she says. "I just have this strong instinct of protecting what I love, and I do deeply love my country." Courtesy of Ana Maria Pinto hide caption

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Opera Singer Becomes (Soprano) Voice Of Protest In Portugal
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Cellist Angelique Montes, resident advisor Melissa Willams and clarinetist Tom Jeon arrive at Purchase College, State University of New York to begin their NYO-USA adventure. Chris Lee/courtesy of Carnegie Hall hide caption

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Conductor Valery Gergiev leads the National Youth Orchestra through its first rehearsal with the maestro, at Purchase College outside New York City. Chris Lee hide caption

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From Carnegie Hall, A Youth Orchestra That's A National First
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Modern hymn writers Kristyn and Keith Getty run through their song "In Christ Alone" at their home near Nashville's Music Row. Courtesy of Stephen Jerkins hide caption

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Modern Hymn Writers Aim To Take Back Sunday
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The Benedict Music Tent in Aspen. Alex Irvin/courtesy of the Aspen Music Festival and School hide caption

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Violinist Amandine Beyer holds Mozart's own violin backstage at Boston's Jordan Hall on Monday. Kathy Wittman/Courtesy of the Boston Early Music Festival hide caption

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Playing Mozart — On Mozart's Violin
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Nathan Gunn and Sasha Cooke star in the new opera The Gospel of Mary Magdalene as Yeshua (the Hebrew name of Jesus) and the title character. San Francisco Opera hide caption

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A Loaded Bible Story, Tweaked For The Opera Stage
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Cliburn medalists Beatrice Rana, second place winner; Vadym Kholodenko, first place winner; and Sean Chen, third place winner, receive applause from the audience at the final awards ceremony at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition on Sunday. Rodger Mallison/MCT/Landov hide caption

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Ukrainian Wins Top Prize At Van Cliburn Piano Competition
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Artists from the Philadelphia Orchestra perform at the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, capital of China. Luo Xiaoguang /Xinhua /Landov hide caption

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Why Being Stuck On A Tarmac With The Philly Orchestra Rocks
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Chinese pianist Fei-Fei Dong, 22, performs at the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas. The Juilliard School graduate student is among six musicians chosen for the final round. Ralph Lauer/Cliburn Foundation hide caption

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The Cliburn Competition After Van
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An image from the 2013 production of Le Sacre du Printemps by the Joffrey Ballet, Chicago, reflects the hard jumps and stamps of Vaslav Nijinsky's original choreography. Herbert Migdoll/Joffrey Ballet hide caption

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Then The Curtain Opened: The Bracing Impact Of Stravinsky's 'Rite'
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