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From Trash To Triumph: The Recycled Orchestra

September 22, 2016

Young musicians from a Paraguayan slum have toured the world with instruments made of garbage. They've played with Stevie Wonder and for the Pope. Now they're in a documentary.

First Listen: Pretty Yende, 'A Journey'

September 12, 2016

Follow the young South African soprano's fairytale rise to fame in a travelogue of classic arias and scenes by Rossini, Delibes and Bellini.

Steve Milne / Capital Public Radio

Suzuki Students Showcased In Mega Piano Concert

August 12, 2016 | Steve Milne

The stage of Sacramento's Community Center Theatre is packed with 10 pianos, side by side. On Sunday, 200 young pianists from around the globe will take turns playing simultaneously. It's part of the biannual Suzuki International 10 Piano Concert.