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"Gabriela [Ortiz] is one of the most talented composers in the world," Gustavo Dudamel says. "Not only in Mexico, not only in our continent — in the world." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Gabriela Ortiz's 'Yanga' Makes Its Debut With The LA Philharmonic

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Flutist Eugenia Zukerman sets her struggle with Alzheimer's to verse in her new memoir. Angela Jimenez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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In 'Like Falling Through A Cloud,' Eugenia Zukerman Explores Her Changing Mind

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Trumpeter and composer Nicholas Payton drew controversy in 2011 with his rejection of the word "jazz." Now, he's reimagining black music with a new symphony. Jennifer Coombes/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Nicholas Payton Reimagines Musical Tradition With 'Black American Symphony'

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Anthony Roth Costanzo stars in the title role of the Metropolitan Opera's production of Philip Glass' Akhnaten. Richard Hubert Smith/English National Opera/Metropolitan Opera hide caption

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After Nearly Losing His Voice To Cancer, Anthony Roth Costanzo Takes On 'Akhnaten'

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Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck in Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures and BRON Creative's Joker. Niko Tavernise/Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Composer Hildur Guðnadóttir Finds The Humanity In 'Joker'

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Jessye Norman performs in 1991 at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Frans Schellekens/Redferns hide caption

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Majestic American Soprano Jessye Norman Dies At 74

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Plácido Domingo on stage in July. Domingo was scheduled to perform at New York's Metropolitan Opera on Wednesday but withdrew following accusations of harassment. Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Plácido Domingo Out At Metropolitan Opera Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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Marin Alsop leads the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. On Monday, management and musicians announced a new one-year contract, ending a bitter labor dispute. Margot Schulman/BSO hide caption

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Opera singer Plácido Domingo performs in Szeged, Hungary, on Aug. 28. In a meeting on Saturday, the Metropolitan Opera's general manager discussed why he has not suspended or investigated Domingo, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by 20 women. Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Met Opera Chief: 20 Women's Accusations Against Plácido Domingo 'Not Corroborated'

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