Composer John Luther Adams accepts enthusiastic applause from the Carnegie Hall audience after the New York premiere of his 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning piece, Become Ocean, performed by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. Melanie Burford/for NPR Music hide caption

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Classics in Concert

Seattle Symphony, New Pulitzer Winner At Carnegie Hall WQXR-FM

John Luther Adams' Pulitzer-winning Become Ocean headlines a concert devoted to sea and sand.

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.