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Classical Music News

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

Yo-Yo Ma, A Life Led With Bach

Friday, August 17, 2018

If the celebrated cellist could soundtrack his life, the music would be J.S. Bach's six Cello Suites. Yo-Yo Ma explains why they mean the world to him while he played the music at the NPR offices.

Minnesota Orchestra Honors Nelson Mandela By Bringing Music To South Africa

Thursday, August 16, 2018

The Minnesota Orchestra will be the first major U.S. orchestra to play in Soweto, South Africa. The orchestra's tour of the country grew out of its conductor's work with youth orchestras there.

After Criticism, Philadelphia Orchestra Adds Female Composers To Its New Season

Thursday, August 2, 2018

America's top orchestras are programming little or no music by women. Philadelphia has now included two works by female composers. A month ago it had zero.

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