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The Hold Steady In Concert

XPN

Hear the lyrically dense, riff-driven rock band perform live in concert from WXPN in Philadelphia.

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A Comedic Double Header By Chabrier And Rossini

WDAV

A pair of contrasting comedies on love and marriage takes the stage at Ireland's Wexford Festival.

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Owen Pallett, Live At Webster Hall

WNYC Radio

With his sad-angel voice, violin and a loop pedal, Pallett plays what he playfully calls "new jams."

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Classics in Concert

The Emerson Quartet At (Le) Poisson Rouge

WQXR radio

The lauded quartet played music from its broad repertoire, live from New York City.

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Live in Concert

Hot Chip And The xx In Concert

Hear the dance-pop group Hot Chip and hypnotic rock band The xx live from Washington, D.C.

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10 Operas You Need To Know From World Of Opera

Vengeance Reversed: Verdi's 'Rigoletto'

Verdi's opera is a tightly wound swirl of sentiment, appalling violence and unspeakable tragedy.

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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

It's a big, bigger, biggest show with Joanne Brackeen, Ron Miles' Quartet and the Mingus Big Band.

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Classics in Concert

Christoph Eschenbach Conducts The L.A. Philharmonic

American Public Media

Hear the conductor lead a performance of music by Dvorak and Szymanowski.

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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"?

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