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Met Opera Says It Won't Return Until Fall 2021

September 23, 2020

Opera fans will have to wait another whole year for live performances at the famed New York house. In a press release Wednesday, the Metropolitan Opera says it plans to reopen on Sept. 27, 2021.

'Classical Music Can Change The Racial Conscience Of Society,' Says One Conductor

September 14, 2020

Brandon Keith Brown, a classical conductor based in Berlin, has written about how classical music needs to diversify.

Julian Bream, The Classical Guitar Giant With The Soul Of A Jazz Player

August 17, 2020

Guitarist Julian Bream, who died Friday at the age of 87, was as important to the history of classical guitar as Andres Segovia.

Ted Hearne On Exploring Gentrification Through The Music Of 'Place'

August 16, 2020

After hearing a speech by filmmaker Spike Lee, composer Ted Hearne teamed up with the poet Saul Williams to remap the history of his neighborhood in Brooklyn, N.Y., through the language of music.

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.

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