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Concerts

The Nashville Symphony with Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero (center) during Spring For Music at Carnegie Hall in Manhattan, New York on May 12, 2012.

May 12, 2012 A wonderfully weird Carnegie Hall program features Terry Riley's new concerto for electric violin.

Interviews & Profiles

Cover of IN C remixed

November 22, 2009 NPR Music's Tom Huizenga and host Guy Raz spin a wide assortment of new classical CDs.

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May 12, 2009 Father and son honor Terry Riley's minimalist classic IN C with an anniversary performance.

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February 17, 2008 The venerable American composer pushes cultural boundaries in his new piece for the Kronos Quartet.

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Discover Songs

Cover of IN C remixed

November 22, 2009 NPR Music's Tom Huizenga and host Guy Raz spin a wide assortment of new classical CDs.

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More Stories

Over four decades, the Kronos quartet (from left, John Sherba, Sunny Yang, Hank Dutt and David Harrington) has premiered more than 800 pieces.

March 25, 2014 To mark the string quartet's 40th anniversary, composers recall their favorite Kronos memories.

An incredible roster of musicians gathered at Carnegie Hall in 2009 to play Terry Riley's epic 'In C' — with the complete, but only single-page, score projected overhead.

September 11, 2013 Explore three non-symphonies with epic — even symphonic — sweep, and hear a sneak preview.

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Big Boi and Terry Riley: You didn't see this one coming, did you?

May 17, 2011 The father of minimalism and half of OutKast, together at last. (Now, where's that collaboration?)

Cellist Pablo Casals, violinist Fritz Kreisler, pianist Harold Bauer and conductor Walter  Damrosch in 1904.

May 5, 2011 From Tchaikovsky to Terry Riley: 120 years of artists at the world's most famous venue.

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Riley: IN C (25th Anniversary Concert)

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  • Album: Riley: IN C (25th Anniversary Concert)
  • Artist: Terry Riley
  • Label: New Albion
  • Released: 1995
 

Gyan Riley: Food for the Bearded

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  • Album: Gyan Riley: Food for the Bearded
  • Artist: Gyan Riley
  • Label: New Albion
  • Released: 2002
 

Imaginational Anthem

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  • Album: Imaginational Anthem
  • Artist: Various Artists
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Terry Riley: The Cusp of Magic

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  • Album: Terry Riley: The Cusp of Magic
  • Artist: Kronos Quartet
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • Released: 2008