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Erin Morley (Eurydice), Joshua Hopkins (Orpheus) and Jakub Józef Orliński (Orpheus's Double) in Matthew Aucoin's Eurydice, at the Metropolitan Opera. Marty Sohl/The Metropolitan Opera hide caption

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In 'Eurydice,' Matthew Aucoin and Sarah Ruhl recast opera's foundational myth

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A new album marks the 90th birthday of Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina. Peter Hundert /Deutsche Grammophon hide caption

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The fearless musical philosophy of Sofia Gubaidulina

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Jay Blakesberg

Four centuries of Black American history are told in new Kronos Quartet performance

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Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason and pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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For classical stars Sheku and Isata Kanneh-Mason, representation matters

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Composer and saxophonist Wayne Shorter with a page from his ...(Iphigenia) score. Jeff Tang/Courtesy of Real Magic hide caption

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Wayne Shorter's operatic dream comes true, brought to life with Esperanza Spalding

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Opera singers (left to right) Elīna Garanča, Helen Donath and Tamar Iveri perform in Mozart's opera Così fan tutte at the Salzburg Opera Festival. Andreas Schaad/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Lenny Gonzalez

Composer Huang Ruo gives voice to the dark history of Angel Island

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The conductor Bernard Haitink leading the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in an undated photo. Haitink died Thursday at age 92. Todd Rosenberg/Courtesy of Askonas Holt hide caption

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Lara Downes, whose series Rising Sun Music re-centers compositions from historically marginalized composers. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Pianist Lara Downes re-centers the music of the Great Migration

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Gil Rose and Boston Modern Orchestra Project recording in Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Mass. Chuck Furlong/Boston Modern Orchestra Project hide caption

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Boston Modern Orchestra Project is honored for championing overlooked American music

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The percussion ensemble Recap has released its striking debut album, Count to Five. Jacob Blickenstaff hide caption

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Jacob Blickenstaff

A young, all-women ensemble upends the percussion paradigm

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Tubist Richard Antoine White shares his unlikely path to the stage 'I'm Possible'

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Simone Dinnerstein in dress rehearsal for The Eye Is the First Circle. Maria Baranova/courtesy of Peak Performances hide caption

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Pianist Simone Dinnerstein illuminates a lifetime in art with a new multimedia concert

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Members of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music on the plane to Doha. Courtesy of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music hide caption

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