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George Shirley, Meredith Monk Win National Medal of Arts

The White House has announced the recipients of the 2015 National Medal of Arts, which President Barack Obama will present Thursday, Sept. 10.


WQXR Features

Poll: Which Piece Best Captures the Spirit of Labor Day?

Work occupies a big space in our lives. So with Labor Day comes the opportunity to explore the theme of work in classical music.

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WQXR Features

On-Demand Video: Jamie Barton in The Greene Space

Watch the archived video webcast featuring music and conversation with Jamie Barton, 2015 winner of the Richard Tucker Award. Plus: Christine Goerke and Paul Appleby.

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Discovering Charlotte Wesley Holloman

Charlotte Wesley Holloman, who died on July 30, led a remarkable life as an opera singer, voice teacher and member of an historic African-American community on Martha’s Vineyard.

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Conducting Business

Why Do Contemporary Operas Rarely Get Revivals?

According to a recent study, of the 589 operas that were premiered over the last 20 years, only 11 percent received subsequent revivals. Here's why.

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