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August 24, 2014 | NPR · In the wake of violent clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama is ordering a review of the federal programs that help local police departments purchase military gear.
 

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Classics in Concert

Jun 19, 2013 — Hear the full program and see an excerpt of the performances in Boston, thanks to a collaboration between the Salzburg Mozarteum, the Boston Early Music Festival and Classical New England.
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May 22, 2013 — Watch an intimate concert inspired by Muhly's exciting, intrigue-filled opera Two Boys, commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera.
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May 13, 2013 — Pink Martini singer Storm Large joins Leonard Slatkin and the orchestra for Kurt Weill's satirical Seven Deadly Sins, in a program bookended by composers who straddled the turn of the last century.
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May 11, 2013 — Hear an evening of intriguing 20th-century Russian music — including Shostakovich, Schnittke and Shchedrin — that pays tribute to the orchestra's late and longtime leader, Mstislav Rostropovich.
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Apr 19, 2013 — When the orchestra brings Bruckner's Eighth Symphony to New York, listeners hear an ensemble comfortable with the composer's quirks and thrills. Hear what one critic calls a "mesmerizing experience."
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Apr 10, 2013 — After 43 seasons, the revered ensemble, born in Japan, calls it quits. Here, the players serenade Boston at WGBH, with a concert of music by Haydn, Bartok and Ravel.
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Apr 2, 2013 — Hear one of America's finest young pianists and an emerging English string quartet play music by visionary composer Robert Schumann, as well as music by Mozart and artists Schumann influenced.
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Feb 7, 2013 — Max Richter grew tired of Vivaldi's warhorse The Four Seasons. But instead of writing off the piece forever, Richter rewrote it. He blended Vivaldi's work with his own music.
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Jan 29, 2013 — NPR Music, WQXR and (Le) Poisson Rouge host a evening that spans great Western and Middle Eastern music with members of an inspiring orchestra, led by one of classical music's most eminent artists.
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Mar 6, 2013 — Hear one of the most exciting pieces of 21st-century music: a new retelling of Jesus' last days, from Latin American and Jewish perspectives, courtesy of composer Osvaldo Golijov and collaborators.
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