The elegant conductor Michael Tilson Thomas leading the San Francisco Symphony in a live performance from Carnegie Hall on November 13, 2013. Eric Thayer for NPR hide caption

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Classics in Concert

San Francisco Symphony In Concert WQXR-FM

Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas mixes Mozart (with pianist Jeremy Denk) and bold American works.

Riccardo Muti leading the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Todd Rosenberg/Courtesy of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

Verdi's Requiem With The Chicago Symphony

Watch a thrilling performance by the Chicago Symphony of Verdi's furious and glorious Requiem.

Conductor Christoph Eschenbach and the National Symphony Orchestra gave the final performance in this year's Spring for Music Festival at Carnegie Hall on May 11, 2013. The program was of all 20th-century Russian music: Shchedrin's Slava, Slava; Schnittke's Viola Concerto; and Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony. Torsten Kjellstrand for NPR hide caption

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Classics in Concert

Spring For Music: National Symphony Orchestra At Carnegie Hall WQXR-FM

Hear 20th-century Russian music paying tribute to the NSO's late director, Mstislav Rostropovich.