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What's at Stake If There's a Lockout at the Met Opera

A lengthy lockout at the Metropolitan Opera would mean more than a loss of work for the company's staff. Some question whether audiences would return after a settlement.

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WQXR Features

BBC Proms: World Orchestra for Peace Plays Mahler & Strauss

Friday at 10 pm, tune in for the World Orchestra for Peace with its conductor Valery Gergiev performing Mahler's Sixth Symphony and Strauss's Die Frau ohne Schatten.



Senator Demands Carry-On Reform After Musician is Booted From Plane

The government should clarify federal rules about bringing musical instruments on to commercial flights as carry-on luggage, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said.

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Live Broadcasts

Caramoor Finale with Alisa Weilerstein and St. Luke's

Tune in Sunday at 4:30 pm for a live broadcast of the Caramoor Festival's season finale, featuring the Orchestra of St. Luke's led by conductor Pablo Heras-Casado. Cellist Alisa Weilerstein is the soloist in Elgar's Cello Concerto.

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Albums of the Week

A Soprano Unpacks Four Centuries of Soldier Songs

This week's featured albums include a collection of soldier songs, inspired by the World War I anniversary. Plus, we sample lighter releases of Sarasate and Weber.

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