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Ray Chen performs at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City Tuesday, Feb. 7.

Watch Holiday Treats: Violinist Ray Chen Plays Sweet Sounds At LPR

November 28, 2012 – Watch a stellar rising violinist perform two bonbons in an intimate club performance recorded live.

John Eliot Gardiner leads the Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique and the Monteverdi Choir at Carnegie Hall in New York, NY on November 17, 2012.

Listen Gardiner Leads Beethoven's Missa Solemnis WQXR

November 17, 2012 – The celebrated English conductor leads a performance of one of Beethoven's most expansive works. WQXR

The players in the Belcea Quartet played a series of late Beethoven string quartets at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall.

Listen Belcea Quartet Plays Beethoven At Carnegie Hall WQXR

November 7, 2012 – The acclaimed Quartet performs two of Beethoven's grand and enigmatic final string quartets. WQXR


Conductor Gustavo Dudamel leads his forces through a vibrant opening-weekend performance of Stravinsky, Stucky and Ravel on Sept. 30, 2012.

Listen Gustavo Dudamel Conducts 'The Rite Of Spring' In Concert KUSC

October 1, 2012 – Hear Stravinsky's iconic Rite Of Spring and a world premiere conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. KUSC

Efterklang performs with Wordless Music Orchestra at the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Listen Efterklang With Wordless Music Orchestra, Live In Concert Q2

September 28, 2012 – The Danish art-rock trio and Wordless Music Orchestra premiere a stunning performance of Piramida. Q2


Members of ACME (violinists Caroline Shaw and Ben Russell, violist Nadia Sirota and cellist Clarice Jensen) dug into Steve Reich's Different Trains to open their performance, recorded live on Sept. 11, 2012.

Watch ACME In Concert: Steve Reich's Complete String Quartets Q2

September 11, 2012 – The contemporary music dynamos traversed landmark works at New York's (Le) Poisson Rouge. Q2


The Boston Symphony Orchestra opened their 75th anniversary season at Tanglewood on July 6, 2012.

Listen The Boston Symphony Orchestra At Tanglewood WGBH

July 7, 2012 – The orchestra marked 75 years at its summer home with an all-Beethoven program. WGBH


Pianist Lang Lang in recital at Carnegie Hall on May 29, 2012.

Read Carnegie Hall Live: Lang Lang Plays Bach, Schubert And Chopin WQXR

May 29, 2012 – The most famous classical pianist in the world gives a recital of introspective solo works. WQXR

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

Read Nashville Symphony Goes Electric, Eclectic WQXR

May 12, 2012 – A wonderfully weird Carnegie Hall program features Terry Riley's new concerto for electric violin. WQXR

Danielle De Niese performs at Le Poisson Rouge in New York on Jan. 23, 2012.

Watch Danielle De Niese In Concert

May 3, 2012 – Watch an intense performance by a soprano who mixes rock glam with operatic elegance.

The Pavel Haas Quartet live at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall on April 27, 2012.

Read Carnegie Hall Live: Pavel Haas Quartet WQXR

April 27, 2012 – Hear the group the Times of London has called "the world's most exciting string quartet." WQXR

Kevin Puts' Pulitzer-winning opera recounts a spontaneous cease-fire among Scottish, French and German troups during World War I.

Listen Hear The Opera That Just Won The Pulitzer MPR

April 23, 2012 – Silent Night, by Kevin Puts, recounts a surprise cease-fire in World War I. Hear the entire opera. MPR


The Emerson Quartet play Beethoven at the Savannah Music Festival. From left: Philip Setzer, Eugene Drucker, David Finckel and Lawrence Dutton

Listen Beethoven's String Quartet Of Transcendence

April 6, 2012 – The Emerson Quartet plays Beethoven's most soulful string quartet at the Savannah Music Festival.


Daniel Hope occupies his time performing, recording, writing, shooting videos and running music festivals.

Listen Daniel Hope: A Renaissance Man In Savannah

April 5, 2012 – The violinist, author and festival producer plays in a concert of French chamber music.


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