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Anthony McGill performs You Have the Right to Remain Silent with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Courtesy of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra hide caption

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A Tense New Classical Work Bottles The Feeling Of A Police Stop

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In the first episode of Amplify With Lara Downes, the pianist (left) speaks with singer-songwriter, banjo player and MacArthur "genius" Rhiannon Giddens. Areon Mobasher/Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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In Lara Downes' New Series, Black Musicians Rise To A Pivotal Moment

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Masked pedestrians enjoy Central Park earlier this year. The New York destination now has a site-specific soundtrack courtesy of composer Ellen Reid's Soundwalk app. Cindy Ord/Getty Images hide caption

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Central Park Is Alive With The Sound Of Music, Thanks To A Site-Specific App

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Clint Mansell is the Grammy-nominated composer whose work on Requiem for a Dream jumpstarted a prolific and distinctive score career. Mike Palmer/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Requiem For A Theme: Film Composer Clint Mansell On The Sound Of Sadness

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Chinese conductor Jiajing Lai performs in the first edition of La Maestra, an international competition for women conductors, held at the Philharmonie de Paris this September. Martin Bureau/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Women Conductors Are The Rule, Not The Exception, At A New Classical Event

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Composer Sarah Kirkland Snider's Mass for the Endangered is a prayer for the wildlife on our planet. Anja Schutz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sarah Kirkland Snider's Mass, Rebooted For The 21st Century

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A 1939 portrait of opera singer Lawrence Tibbett, the co-founder and first president of the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA). Fairfax Media/Getty Images hide caption

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Isaac Cates and Ordained is one of two US a cappella groups performing at Vox Virtual. Clarence Lomax/Vox Virtual Festival hide caption

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Vox Virtual, An International Music Festival, Is About To Launch

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Ted Hearne's latest work, a theatrical production reckoning with gentrification and privilege, was commissioned by the LA Philharmonic and was supposed to premiere on the West Coast in late March. Instead, Place was released as an album. Jen Rosenstein/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ted Hearne On Exploring Gentrification Through The Music Of 'Place'

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