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Is Singing Together Safe In The Era Of Coronavirus? Not Really, Experts Say

August 10, 2020

Schools, faith and community groups as well as professional musicians are all struggling with the risks of singing. Experts present the most recent research and offer strategies to mitigate the risks.

Meet The Medical Professionals Playing Classical Music Together Online

August 9, 2020

The National Virtual Medical Orchestra brings together healthcare workers and gives them a creative outlet during the pandemic.

The Met Opera's Live Streaming Series Sticks To Old Trappings

August 4, 2020

While a valiant endeavor, the Metropolitan Opera's new series of steaming concerts can't seem to shake off opera's fusty, aristocratic roots.

Classical Music Tries To Reckon With Racism — On Social Media

July 29, 2020

Pianist Yuja Wang, violinist Leonidas Kavakos and several prominent academics have been accused this week of making anti-Black comments. Ensuing debates have been playing out on Twitter and Instagram.

Legendary Violinist Isaac Stern's Legacy Lives On After 100 Years

July 21, 2020

July 21 marks the centennial of the birth of violinist Isaac Stern. He was not only an acclaimed musician and advocate for the arts, but a devoted teacher who was a mentor to generations of musicians.

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