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Unless you're already a student of contemporary classical music, chances are you haven't loaded your playlist with Los Angeles composer Andrew Norman's 47-minute "Play," winner of the prestigious 2017 Grawemeyer Award. Or worked your way through composer Timo Andres' 23-minute tribute to Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, "The Blind Banister."

It's OK. That's what MusicNOW is for. Now in its 11th year, the music festival founded by National guitarist Bryce Dessner aims to honor the past while presenting young artists he believes "people will read about in 50 years."

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