Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage
The singer-songwriter and political activist has been making music for more than 50 years. In this set, recorded in 2003, she covers songs by Steve Earle, Natalie Merchant and Greg Brown.
October 15, 2012
Joan Baez On Mountain Stage
Calexico's music bears hints of country, jazz and indie rock, combined with richly evocative lyrics. The Arizona band celebrates the release of its album, October 12, 2012 Algiers, with a stop at World Cafe Live.
Tori Amos live from (Le) Poisson Rouge.
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Twenty years after October 10, 2012 Little Earthquakes, the groundbreaking artist re-imagines a handpicked collection of songs from her catalog in an orchestral setting.
Riccardo Muti so impressed composer Carl Orff with his 1980 'Carmina Burana' performance that Orff reworked some tempo and dynamic markings in the score to hew to Muti's interpretation.
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Hear the opening concert of Carnegie Hall's new season with a gala performance of Carl Orff's lusty, rowdy masterpiece, featuring the CSO and music director Riccardo Muti.
October 3, 2012
Carnegie Hall Live: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Gustavo Dudamel leads his forces through a vibrant opening-weekend performance of Stravinsky, Stucky and Ravel on Sept. 30, 2012.
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"It's like Stravinsky wrote the piece one week ago," says Los Angeles Philharmonic music director Gustavo Dudamel, who leads this iconic score and a world premiere by Pulitzer-winner Steven Stucky.
October 1, 2012
Efterklang performs with Wordless Music Orchestra at the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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The Danish art-rock trio takes the stage with the Wordless Music Orchestra at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the American premiere of music from the band's new album September 28, 2012 Piramida.
Efterklang With Wordless Music Orchestra, Live In Concert
Virginia Mayhew and bassist Harvie S perform at the Mary Lou Williams Festival.
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With her classic voice and in-the-pocket delivery, Russell recently polished some gems at the 2010 Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival. Saxophonist Virginia Mayhew also presents new material.
September 27, 2012
Catherine Russell, Virginia Mayhew On JazzSet
The Brooklyn psych-pop band, on tour for its new album September 20, 2012 Shields, stopped by the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 20. Hear our recording of the show.
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Before she died last year, the trumpeter's mother gave him a list of hymns to play at her memorial service, down to the specific verses. With a new band, aided by folksinger Aoife O'Donovan, Douglas presents a very personal project.
September 19, 2012
Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes performs. The group was awarded New/Emerging Artist Of The Year.
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The Americana Music Association convenes in Nashville this week for its annual conference. On Wednesday night, it hosted a star-studded awards ceremony.
September 13, 2012
The AMA Awards, Live From Nashville