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Shall We Dance: Balanchine Sets Tchaikovsky In Motion

April 20, 2018

Conductor Marin Alsop muses on the power of ballet and her memories of watching choreographer George Balanchine bring the music of Tchaikovsky to life with the New York City Ballet.

Connecting The Dots On Arvo Pärt's Symphonic Journey

April 20, 2018

A new album of the Estonian composer's four symphonies trace the path of a brave artist who risked throwing it all away to reinvent himself.

'I Completely Turned My Back On Music': A Violist's Journey With Hearing Loss

April 17, 2018

Betty Hauck's long career in classical music included playing at the White House for the Kennedys, and in a string quartet with Yo-Yo Ma. But at the age of 65, she retired because she could no longer hear well enough to perform.

A New Song Cycle Contemplates Blackness

March 30, 2018

A collaboration between three prominent artistic voices — singer Lawrence Brownlee, composer Tyshawn Sorey and poet Terrance Hayes — examines what it means to be a black man in America today.

Is Opera Ailing? A Conversation About The State Of The Art

March 26, 2018

A panel of experts takes the pulse of opera today and discuss its possibilities for the future.

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