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NEW YORK (AP) — On a sun-splashed portion of Lincoln Center, with 120 health care workers listening in neatly arranged rows of folding chairs, members of the New York Philharmonic made an initial return to concerts Wednesday, 13 months after the novel coronavirus pandemic decimated their season.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Philharmonic and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts are accelerating the reconstruction of Geffen Hall because of the lull granted by the novel coronavirus pandemic and now plan to reopen the auditorium in fall of 2022, about 1 1/2 years ahead of the original schedule.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Conductor James Levine, who ruled over the Metropolitan Opera for more than four decades before being eased aside when his health declined and then was fired for sexual improprieties, has died. He was 77.

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Dozens of museum exhibitions, theater productions, discussion panels and historical re-enactments were planned in Greece for this year to commemorate the bicentennial of the 1821-1832 Greek War of Independence.

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It has been scientifically proven that animals become calmer when they listen to classical music. The Humane Society of Carroll County, Maryland, plays classical music at their shelter for the dogs and cats in their care. However, talk radio, news programs, loud rock and rap music agitates animals — and sometimes humans! This station plays classical music 24 hours a day and the announcers have very soothing and pleasant voices. You might even recognize some of music from your childhood as tunes you heard on cartoon shows!

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The Chatham Concert Series will resume this weekend after a hiatus with “Baroque Masters: Concertos by Vivaldi, Telemann and Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3.”

Every season of the Danville Concert Association tends to either deliberately or by default have a theme, and this year’s seems to be “making musical friends around the world,” according to Gary Grant, vice-president for marketing and publicity.

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On the evening of April 4, don’t be surprised to hear a hint of classical music wafting through the air if you are near Averett University’s main campus. The Ensemble Chaconne, a Boston-based musical trio, will be at Pritchett Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. to perform music and dance from 17th century France.

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