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A Young Afghan Pianist Plays For His Country's Future

"I want to show the new face of Afghanistan," says 18-year-old Elham Fanoos, now studying piano at Hunter College in New York.

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French Composer Pierre Boulez Dies At 90

The composer and conductor changed the way we hear music, not only through his own compositions but in the concerts he conducted. He died Tuesday at the age of 90.

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Aleksandrs Antonenko (right) will be the Met's first tenor to forego skin darkening makeup to play the lead role in Verdi's Otello. Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera hide caption

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At 75, Tanglewood's Student Program Holds Focus On New Music And People Making It

The Boston Symphony's summer program for young musicians has long been commissioning works and fostering new talent.

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Amateur Musicians Go Pro With The Baltimore Symphony

During the orchestra's Academy Week, amateur musicians get to rehearse and perform next to professionals.

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Michael Giacchino (left), pictured with director Colin Trevorrow, composed the music for this summer's Jurassic World, the latest score in a prolific, blockbuster career. Maria Giacchino hide caption

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Amid Violence In Baghdad, A Musician Creates A One-Man Vigil

Karim Wasfi, conductor of the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, has been playing his cello at the sites of deadly attacks across the capital.

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