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Sergio Assad with daughter Clarice Assad and musicians with Scott Yoo. Photo: Arcos Film and Music

Exploring the Diversity of American Music Through Its Influences—and Food

Daniel Hautzinger

In the third season of Now Hear This, Scott Yoo explores the idea of American classical music through several composers and their influences, which range from samba to spirituals to Hindustani music—with explanatory pit-stops for food along the way. 
Marin Alsop. Photo: Adrienne White

How Marin Alsop Has Persevered in a World Full of Obstacles for Women Conductors

Daniel Hautzinger

Marin Alsop is currently the only woman who has ever led one of America's top 25 orchestras as music director. A new documentary on Great Performances follows her obstacle-filled rise. We talked to her about the obstacles women conductors continue to face.
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