The Nashville Symphony with Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero (center) during Spring For Music at Carnegie Hall in Manhattan, New York on May 12, 2012. Melanie Burford/NPR hide caption

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Classics in Concert

Nashville Symphony Goes Electric, Eclectic

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A wonderfully weird Carnegie Hall program features Terry Riley's new concerto for electric violin.

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Carnegie Hall Live: Pavel Haas Quartet

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Hear the group the Times of London has called "the world's most exciting string quartet."

Kevin Puts' Pulitzer-winning opera recounts a spontaneous cease-fire among Scottish, French and German troups during World War I. Michal Daniel/Minnesota Opera hide caption

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Hear The Opera That Just Won The Pulitzer

Minnesota Public Radio

Silent Night, by Kevin Puts, recounts a surprise cease-fire in World War I. Hear the entire opera.

Listen: Prolgue & Act 1
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The Emerson Quartet play Beethoven at the Savannah Music Festival. From left: Philip Setzer, Eugene Drucker, David Finckel and Lawrence Dutton Frank Stewart /Savannah Music Festival hide caption

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Beethoven's String Quartet Of Transcendence

The Emerson Quartet plays Beethoven's most soulful string quartet at the Savannah Music Festival.

Beethoven's String Quartet Of Transcendence
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Daniel Hope: A Renaissance Man In Savannah

The violinist, author and festival producer plays in a concert of French chamber music.

Daniel Hope: A Renaissance Man In Savannah
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Milos Karadaglic And The Power Of A Dusty Old Guitar

When he first held his father's old guitar, Milos Karadaglic knew he'd chosen the right instrument.

Milos Karadaglic And The Power Of A Dusty Old Guitar
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Savannah Music Festival's Russian Reminiscence

Violinist Daniel Hope and friends play a sun-splashed Tchaikovsky travelogue.

Arensky and Tchaikovsky
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Deceptive Cadence

Savannah Music Festival's Russian Reminiscence

Violinist Daniel Hope and friends play a sun-splashed Tchaikovsky travelogue.

Arensky and Tchaikovsky
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