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Missy Mazzoli Is The 21st Century's Gatecrasher Of New Classical Music

November 16, 2018

Classical music has a gatekeeping problem. Through her label-defying music and commitment to mentorship, Mazzoli is fighting to correct that.

Raising the Dead, And A Few Questions, With Maria Callas' Hologram

November 6, 2018

A hologram of the legendary opera diva is on tour with a live orchestra. But behind the dramatic music, truth and fiction are blurred.

A 'Cosmic Connection' Between 2 Violinists

October 27, 2018

For decades, Cologne-based violinist Geoffry Wharton has played jazzy crowd-pleasing encores written in the 1930s by an obscure composer, Audrey Call. Wharton discovered a spooky connection with her.

DJ Sessions: Meet One Italian Composer Who Some Say Hasn't Gotten His Due

October 18, 2018

This year marks the 275th anniversary of the birth of Italian cellist and composer Luigi Boccherini, a contemporary of Mozart and Haydn.

MacArthur Fellow Vijay Gupta On Making Music Accessible For All

October 13, 2018

Violinist and social justice advocate Vijay Gupta, one of the 2018 winners of the MacArthur Fellowship, speaks about his work in under-resourced communities in Los Angeles and what's next.

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