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The Hold Steady In Concert

XPN

With its riff-heavy mixture of classic rock and lyrically dense storytelling, the increasingly iconic Brooklyn rock band The Hold Steady crafts detailed musical universes that have already made it a critics' darling and fan favorite. Hear The Hold Steady perform live in concert from WXPN in Philadelphia.

The Hold Steady In Concert

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Kishani Jaysinghe, left, as Gontran and Paula Murrihy, as his wife Helen, star in the Wexford Festival's production of Chabrier's opera An Insufficient Education. Patrick Redmond hide caption

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A Comedic Double Header By Chabrier And Rossini

WDAV

From frustrated newlyweds who don't know what to do with each other, to an arranged marriage of inconvenience, this double bill from Ireland's Wexford Festival features the little-heard short operas The Marriage contract by Rossini and An Insufficient Education by Chabrier.

Hear An Introdiction To The Operas

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Owen Pallett, Live At Webster Hall

WNYC Radio

Pallett employed his sad-angel voice, skillfully bowed violin and a loop pedal to build a set of dense, haunting chamber-pop layer by layer. Bookending this set of mostly new material are some golden oldies, including fan favorite "This Is the Dream of Win and Regine" and a cover of Mariah Carey's "Fantasy."

Listen Now: Owen Pallett In Concert From Webster Hall

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The Emerson Quartet's latest passion is the late string quartets by Dvorak. Lisa-Marie Mazzucco hide caption

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Classics in Concert

The Emerson Quartet At (Le) Poisson Rouge

WQXR radio

After more than 35 years together, the Emerson String Quartet has performed in the finest chamber-music venues the world over. On Monday night, for the first time, they played at Le Poisson Rouge.

String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110 [Allegretto]

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The xx performs at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. Shantel Mitchell hide caption

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Live in Concert

Hot Chip And The xx In Concert

Wildly infectious dance beats meet dark, hypnotic rock when Hot Chip and The xx took the stage for a night of live music, webcast on NPR Music Saturday.

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Carlos Alvarez and Lyubov Petrova in Verdi's Rigoletto Karin Cooper/ hide caption

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10 Operas You Need To Know From World Of Opera

Vengeance Reversed: Verdi's 'Rigoletto'

Verdi's tightly wound masterpiece swirls heartfelt sentiment together with appalling violence and genuine tragedy, along with some of the most familiar tunes he ever composed.

Hear An Audio Introduction To The Opera

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The Mingus Big Band keeps a regular Monday-night gig at the Jazz Standard in New York City. Jimmy Katz hide caption

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Highlights From The Jazz Standard On JazzSet

WBGO

One stage, three groups in turn. It's a big, bigger, biggest show with Joanne Brackeen solo, Ron Miles' Quartet and the Mingus Big Band at the Jazz Standard in New York City.

Highlights From The Jazz Standard On JazzSet

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Classics in Concert

Christoph Eschenbach Conducts The L.A. Philharmonic

American Public Media

The dark days of the conductor's troubled childhood brightened when he was exposed to music. Hear Christoph Eschenbach in concert, leading the L.A. Philharmonic in music by Dvorak and Szymanowski.

Christoph Eschenbach Conducts The L.A. Philharmonic

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Live in Concert

Kings Go Forth In Concert

Since forming a few years ago in Milwaukee, Wis., the 10-piece group has been thrilling audiences in and around its hometown with a groove-heavy, horn-powered mix of funk and soul. Now, Kings Go Forth is taking that show on the road, with its first-ever tour of the East Coast. Hear Kings Go Forth in a full concert, recorded live from Washington D.C.'s U Street Music Hall.

Kings Go Forth In Concert

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Gandalf Murphy And The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams In Concert

XPN

What other act can sum up its sound with the four-part descriptor "punk-classical-hillbilly-Floyd"? With a variety of folk elements (not to mention a fair amount of prog-rock) and a stage presence honed in coffee shops and festivals, the quintet has been touring the world for more than a decade. Hear the band perform live in concert from WXPN and The Chameleon Club in Lancaster, Penn.

Gandalf Murphy And The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams In Concert

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