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As the Metropolitan Opera wraps up its season, several shows will begin early. You can find a complete schedule with start times here.


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French composer Olivier Messiaen was a noted lover of travel, and places he visited often influenced his works. The Turangalîla-Symphonie is no exception — the title alone is a combination of two Sanskrit words.  So we've curated a menu that takes the international musical flavors into account.

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The sun was shining and the sky was blue as fifth- and sixth-graders from Scales Elementary who make up Steel de Boro performed in our first-ever out-of-studio production of Live In Studio C.

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This Saturday night at 8, 91Classical will live broadcast the Nashville Symphony’s performance of Olivier Messiaen’s Turangalîla-Symphonie. Before you tune in, here’s a look at a few of the defining features of Messiaen’s life and career. 

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A selection of events from the Arts Calendar that caught our eye this week.

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Each day on 91Classical, amid the variety of the day's playlist, we offer a handful of featured selections at set times. Breakfast Baroque gets your day off to a light start, the Lunchtime Local features composers and performers from right here in the Midstate, the 5:00 Waltz celebrates the end of the workday, and our evening features take a different tack each night, from music that carries you to a specific spot on the globe to orchestral music first heard in the movie theater. Here's what's coming up this week:

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Chatterbird's most recent concert repertoire was, overall, an experiment in sound. Students from the Blair School of Music were able to work with the ensemble for premieres, and members of the group were able to push their instruments past the limits of the standard orchestration book.

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For centuries, composers have been drawing musical inspiration from the oldest melody-makers in the world: birds.