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Gustavo Dudamel during a press conferece on Sept. 30, 2009 in LA, around the time he was named the music director of the LA Philharmonic. Gabriel Bouys/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Dudamel And L.A. Philharmonic Reunite For Socially Distanced Virtual Concert Series

On March 5th, conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic return to the Hollywood Bowl to launch the second season of their virtual concert series, Sound/Stage.

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Kris Bowers Reflects On Coming 'Full Circle' In Composing The Score For 'Respect'

Aretha Franklin liked how Kris Bowers played piano at a competition in 2011. It was his big break — a fact that he says was with him while he scored a upcoming biopic about the late Queen of Soul.

Kris Bowers Reflects On Coming 'Full Circle' In Composing The Score For 'Respect'

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Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center in New York City remains closed following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on Jan. 16, 2021. Cindy Ord/Getty Images hide caption

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Metropolitan Opera Backstage Workers: 'Without People, The Opera Is Nothing'

A union representing 800 backstage workers began a publicity campaign today urging donors and government entities to withdraw support for the company because of a labor dispute.

The Fort Lauderdale duo Black Violin wrote "Time to Shine" after reflecting on what happened last year and ringing in the new one. Mark Clennon/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'Time To Shine,' Black Violin Focuses On The Light

The duo, famed for enmeshing classical and hip-hop, looks back at America's past year and toward its near future on a new song, "Time to Shine."

On 'Time To Shine,' Black Violin Focuses On The Light

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An artist's rendition of the conch of Marsoulas being played in a cave where it was found by researchers in the early 20th Century. G. Tosello hide caption

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Why A Musician Breathed New Life Into A 17,000-Year-Old Conch Shell Horn

A seashell found in a French cave appears to have been modified by prehistoric people so that it could be used like a trumpet, making it a new addition to the Stone Age orchestra.

Why A Musician Breathed New Life Into A 17,000-Year-Old Conch Shell Horn

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Kayhan Kalhor is an Iranian kamancheh virtuoso and composer whose work has been celebrated around the globe. Julia Gunther for NPR hide caption

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After U.S. Immigration Battle, Musician Kayhan Kalhor Returns To Iran

Grammy-winning Iranian musician Kayhan Kalhor called the U.S. home for decades, until chaotic encounters with the immigration system caused him to leave the country permanently.

Maryanne Amacher, an artist and composer, is one of the women featured in the new documentary Sisters with Transistors. Peggy Weil/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Sisters With Transistors': Pioneers Of Electronic Music

The new documentary tells the story of the roles women played — and continue to play — in the creation and development of electronic music, from theremin virtuoso Clara Rockmore to today.

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Will Liverman 'Dreams Of A New Day' For Black Composers

As a student, the young baritone was never really introduced to any Black composers. Liverman's latest album, Dreams of a New Day, features an abundance of them.

Will Liverman 'Dreams Of A New Day' For Black Composers

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Salisbury Cathedral Organ Plays Majestic Music During Vaccinations

NPR's Scott Simon speaks to Salisbury Cathedral's Director of Music David Halls about playing music for those getting vaccinated in the church.

Salisbury Cathedral Organ Plays Majestic Music During Vaccinations

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Max Richter (Home) Concert

Watch the composer, in a bucolic southern England setting, play six of his most tranquil, yet probing pieces.