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Classical Music News

From our friends at NPR, PRX, and PBS Member Stations from around the country

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

Monday, 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

Monday, 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'

Sunday, 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

Monday, 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.

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

Tuesday, 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

Wednesday, 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

Tuesday, 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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