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Classical Music News

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

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.

Singing In The Dark Times: Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir Takes On New Meaning

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Even before the age of social-distancing, composer and conductor Eric Whitacre had been leading an online chorus for a decade. Choir members say the connection they foster is more important than ever.

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

Thursday, 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

Monday, 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.

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