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By Kaitlyn Locke, WGBH News
Seconds after an orchestra stopped playing Mozart's "Masonic Funeral Music" at the Boston Symphony Hall last week, 9-year-old Ronan Mattin was so swept away by the music that he loudly exclaimed -- for the whole auditorium to hear -- "Wow!"…
Musician and critic Jennifer Gersten wants us to transform the way we think about classical music. Perceived by many as “inaccessible, elitist, incomprehensible,” the genre is often marketed by producers and performers primarily as relaxing. Gersten shares her humble opinion…
By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport
Vijay Gupta is a Juilliard-trained violinist who's been using music as a way to connect with L.A.’s homeless and incarcerated and promote healing. A movement that began with one Skid Row occupant has now evolved into a group of 80…
By PBS NewsHour
On this edition for Sunday, Oct. 21, Nebraskans and other red states will vote in November on the expansion of Medicaid, and Utah draws fans to the annual Moab Music Festival. Also, a documentary tells the journey of three women…
By Christopher Booker, Mori Rothman
For the past 26 years, the Moab Music Festival has been attracting fans from around the world for some of the most unique performances of classical and chamber music. During three weeks in September, the southwestern town, located near Arches…
In the highly traditional world of classical music, one seldom sees women conductors. Among more than 20 of the nation's largest orchestras, only one is led by a woman director. Jeffrey Brown reports from the Dallas Opera, where an intensive…
“Music entered my life before I knew it,” says classical pianist Jeanne Stark. Stark grew up in Belgium during what she calls a “golden time” for classical music and was granted a scholarship by the queen herself, who recognized Stark’s…
In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, J’Nai Bridges dreamed of playing professional basketball, but when she chose choir as her senior year elective, her teachers immediately recognized her gift. Now she’s a rising opera star.
By Jenny Cunningham, KCTS
A program in Yakima, Washington educates under-served students on classical music study and performance.
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