The elegant conductor Michael Tilson Thomas leading the San Francisco Symphony in a live performance from Carnegie Hall on November 13, 2013.
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Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas mixes Mozart (with pianist Jeremy Denk) and bold American works.
November 13, 2013
Riccardo Muti leading the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
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Watch a thrilling performance by the Chicago Symphony of Verdi's furious and glorious Requiem.
October 10, 2013
Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic celebrate the 10th anniversary of Walt Disney Concert Hall in a special gala concert.
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Hear a concert of classics, and a new work, marking the 10th year of Frank Gehry's shining Hall.
October 2, 2013
Joshua Bell is the violin soloist at the glittering opening night of Carnegie Hall's 2013-14 season.
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Violinist Joshua Bell and bassist Esperanza Spalding are the superstar soloists.
September 27, 2013
Fela Kuti's "Sorrow, Tears and Blood" performed by the Kronos Quartet and the vibrant Abena Koomson and Sahr Ngaujah.
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Hear world premiere performances by the Kronos Quartet and see their rehearsal process.
July 25, 2013
Daniel Stepner performs on the violin once owned by Mozart himself.
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Mozart himself never made it to America — but his violin and viola did. Hear and see them played.
June 19, 2013
Watch a special performance previewing Muhly's exciting, intrigue-filled opera May 22, 2013 Two Boys.
Leonard Slatkin leads the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at the Spring for Music festival at Carnegie Hall.
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Leonard Slatkin leads music by Ravel and Rachmaninov, composers who straddled the 20th century.
May 13, 2013
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.
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Hear 20th-century Russian music paying tribute to the NSO's late director, Mstislav Rostropovich.
May 11, 2013
Watch the Icelandic musician's magnificent work as it's re-imagined with a 28-member orchestra.
May 7, 2013