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YourClassical Story

Tom Trautman discovers the 'sublime power' of classical music

YourClassical Story: Tom Trautman

As a member of his college choir, Tom Trautman stumbled into a rare opportunity to perform Mahler’s maximalist “Symphony of a Thousand” alongside the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Hear him explain how this experience changed his understanding of classical music forever.

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