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The 10 Strangest Ensemble Names Ever (And The Stories Behind Them)

Some chamber groups are named after locations, composers or even their founders. Here are ten stranger names that go beyond the obvious.

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WQXR Features

On-Demand Video: Berlin Philharmonic's Quartet in The Greene Space

Watch the archived video webcast of the Varian Fry String Quartet, comprised of string players from the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

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WQXR Blog

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra President Quits

Atlanta Symphony CEO Stanley Romanstein has resigned, saying that his leadership would be an "impediment" to reaching a new labor agreement with the orchestra's musicians.

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Meet the Composer

Caroline Shaw Lives Life Beautifully

Caroline Shaw spent practically all her life studying & playing the violin. But then, two years after enrolling in grad school for composition, she won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Music.

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WQXR Features

Help Get These Instruments into Kids' Hands

The WQXR Instrument Drive earlier this year was a big success but we quickly exceeded our budget for crucial repairs. Here's where you can help.

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