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On The Steps Of Lincoln Center, A Choir The Size Of An Army

August 14, 2016

One thousand singers gathered Saturday to perform a new work by Pulitzer winner David Lang. Reporter Jeff Lunden was one of them.

If At First (Or Fourth) You Don't Succeed, Join The Tanglewood Stage Crew

August 11, 2016

Percussionist Miles Salerni repeatedly auditioned to be a Fellow at the Boston Symphony Orchestra's summer home, but was rejected. So he found another way in.

Songs We Love: Anna Netrebko, 'La Mamma Morta'

August 11, 2016

Opera geeks always surge with excitement when a favorite singer releases a new album. Hear a heart-rending sneak preview from Verismo, from the acclaimed Russian soprano.

Killing Me Sharply With Her Song: The Improbable Story Of Florence Foster Jenkins

August 10, 2016

A Manhattan socialite, who sold out Carnegie Hall in 1944 despite having a very dodgy voice, inspired a new movie starring Meryl Streep — and aided generations of actual singers.

A Parting Gift — With Legs — For Marin Alsop At The Cabrillo Festival

August 6, 2016

After 25 years directing the contemporary music festival in California, Marin Alsop bids farewell with Lola Montez Does the Spider Dance, a new piece composed for her by John Adams.

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