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Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the Philadelphia Orchestra, one of two leading American orchestras offering no music composed by women in the upcoming season. Jan Regan/Philadelphia Orchestra hide caption

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The Sound Of Silence: Female Composers At The Symphony

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Mezzo-soprano Aleks Romano performs in Carmen in Concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on April 21, 2018. Shannon Finney/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'My Voice Should Be Heard': #MeToo And The Women Of Opera

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Composer Thea Musgrave, at 90, is still composing music. Kate Mount/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Thea Musgrave, The 90-Year-Old Composer With 80 Players In The Bullpen

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Sheku Kanneh-Mason performs for millions at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. YouTube hide caption

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'Cello Bae' Sheku Kanneh-Mason Wins Worldwide Fans After Royal Wedding

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Saoirse Ronan plays newlywed Florence in On Chesil Beach, in theaters now. Bleecker Street hide caption

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Classical Music Captures A Young Wife's Anxiety In 'On Chesil Beach'

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