James Conion leads the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at Carnegie Hall in New York, NY on May 09, 2014. Melanie Burford/Prime/Melanie Burford/Prime for NPR hide caption

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Classics in Concert

A Rare American Oratorio At Carnegie Hall

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Hear an intriguing program pairing John Adams and a 1937 oratorio by a black composer.

Spring For Music: A Rare American Oratorio At Carnegie Hall

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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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Seattle Symphony, New Pulitzer Winner At Carnegie Hall

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

Seattle Symphony, New Pulitzer Winner At Carnegie Hall

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Every inch of the immense Carnegie Hall was filled with musicians as music director Robert Spano leads his Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in Benjamin Britten's stunning War Requiem. Melanie Burford/For NPR hide caption

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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra At Carnegie Hall

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Conductor Robert Spano leads the orchestra and chorus in Benjamin Britten's searing War Requiem.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra At Carnegie Hall

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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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San Francisco Symphony In Concert

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

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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.

Fela Kuti's "Sorrow, Tears and Blood" performed by the Kronos Quartet and the vibrant Abena Koomson and Sahr Ngaujah. Kevin Yatarola/courtesy of Lincoln Center hide caption

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Kronos Quartet: Behind The Scenes And Out Of Doors

Hear world premiere performances by the Kronos Quartet and see their rehearsal process.

Kronos Quartet: Behind The Scenes And Out Of Doors

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