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Black Baritone Opera Singer Ryan Speedo Green Uses Past Anger As Tool For The Present

July 2, 2020

After he was released from a juvenile detention facility, with the help of a series of teachers, Ryan Speedo Green turned his life around.

Barcelona Opera Reopens With An Audience Of Plants

June 22, 2020

As Spain lifted its national state of emergency, the Liceu opera house in Barcelona found alternative living things to fill nearly 2,300 seats.

Yo-Yo Ma: Goats, Rodeos And The Power Of Music

June 16, 2020

Hear the cellist talk about the purpose of music in the face of racial tension and health crises, plus his new album, Not Our First Goat Rodeo, which reunites him with old bluegrass buddies.

New York Philharmonic's Clarinetist Takes Two Knees To Protest Racism

June 15, 2020

The New York Philharmonic's Anthony McGill, a Black clarinetist, went viral in a YouTube video protesting racism in the U.S.

Clarinetist Anthony McGill Kneels, Pleads And Plays For Justice

June 4, 2020

With the help of a few "wrong" notes, the principal clarinetist of the New York Philharmonic turned "America the Beautiful" into a solemn protest of police violence.

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