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Classical Music News

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

Cleveland Orchestra At 100: The Heartland Band With The World Class Sound

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Who knew that a little orchestra in America's Midwest, born in 1918, could grow up to be one of the world's best? Through a century of trials and triumphs, the Cleveland Orchestra still shines.

San Francisco Symphony Names Esa-Pekka Salonen As Its Music Director

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

In a surprise move, the orchestra announced Wednesday that it is bringing composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen aboard as its music director, beginning in September 2020.

University Of Michigan Ensemble 'Gives A Voice' To Nazi Prisoners Through Unearthed Music

Sunday, December 2, 2018

While conducting research at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, a music theory professor discovered manuscripts of music that haven't been heard since World War II.

DJ Sessions: Listening To Franz Schubert — 'Ave Maria' And Beyond

Friday, November 30, 2018

Schubert, the Viennese composer who died at the age of 31 in 1828, is known for a number of memorable melodies, which he often composed to illustrate poems.

Violinist Lucia Micarelli Does It All — Touring, Recording, Acting And More

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Violinist Lucia Micarelli defies the limits of what music can be played on a violin. She’s with us.

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