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The KPAC Blog features classical music news, reviews, and analysis from South Texas and around the world. Scroll down for feature writings about the music played on air as well as other interviews and essays about classical music. To listen to KPAC 88.3 FM, simply open the player in the gray ribbon at the top of this page and choose KPAC: Classical Music.

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Elizabeth Rowe, the principal flutist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), has settled the lawsuit she filed against the orchestra last July, in which she claimed that she was being paid substantially less than her closest, male peer. Rowe sought more than $200,000 in unpaid wages.

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The San Antonio Symphony is collaborating with the Institute of Texan Cultures to present “Music at the Museum” on Monday, February 25. The event benefits both organizations, and funds go toward education initiatives.

This story is part of American Anthem, a yearlong series on songs that rouse, unite, celebrate and call to action. Find more at NPR.org/Anthem.

Former percussionist Fran Hoepfner (@franhoepfner) joins Here & Now‘s Robin Young to discuss how Camille Saint-Saens’ “Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso” made her fall in love with the violin.

As he watches the political unrest in his native country grow, the Venezuela-born conductor of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Carlos Izcarayis turning to a familiar place in search of solace and hope: music.

At the top of his playlist? The turbulent “Symphony No. 10,” by Soviet-era composer Dmitri Shostakovich.

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