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Cleveland Orchestra Leaves Usual Home For A Summer In The City

August 26, 2016

For the past four summers, the Cleveland Orchestra has conducted neighborhood residencies, in which groups of musicians play in non-traditional settings.

Tracing The People's Republic Of Beethoven

August 25, 2016

The composer's music and life story are deeply woven into China's cultural, social and political fabric, inspiring revolution and providing comfort.

DJ Sessions: Discovering New Opera, Even If It's Really Old

August 24, 2016

In this week's installment of the Here & Now DJ Sessions, we get a tour through a few opera classics, from Wagner's "Tristan and Isolde" to Puccini's "Turandot."

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.

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