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Do you believe in ghosts? The age-old question pops up this time of year when Halloween looms — the answer for opera composers seems to be a resounding "yes." Many of them, from Mozart to Corigliano, have given ghosts a few choice moments on stage. Operatic apparitions arrive suddenly in the middle of the night, crash dinner parties or do their ghostly duty simply by playing tricks on the minds of the living.

Sessions from Studio A - The Pines

Oct 27, 2016
Carl Nelson

The Pines perform "Aerial Ocean" in WNIJ's Studio A.

The Pines can be found on the web at thepinesmusic.com

Sessions from Studio A - Piece of Cake

Oct 20, 2016
Carl Nelson

Piece of Cake performing "Somebody" in WNIJ's Studio A.

Find Piece of Cake on the web at Bandcamp and Facebook.

What defines America? There's been a lot of talk about that this election season. Pianist Lara Downes has a musical answer in her upcoming album America Again. To be released Oct. 28, it's a smartly programmed, wide-ranging anthology of solo piano works by American composers past and present; male and female; straight and gay; rich and poor; white, black and Latino.

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