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The Ebène Quartet plays everything from surf rock and jazz standards to Debussy and Ravel.

Listen Ebene Quartet: The Art Of The French String Quartet

July 13, 2011 – Hear the versatile group play Ravel, Debussy and Fauré at the Savannah Music Festival.


Nikolai Lugansky carries on the tradition of the grand Russian pianist.

Listen Nikolai Lugansky's Power And Repose

July 13, 2011 – Hear an outstanding Russian pianist play Chopin and rarely heard Rachmaninov in recital.


Music by Bach helped launch the unusual career of Simone Dinnerstein.

Listen Simone Dinnerstein Communes With Bach

July 13, 2011 – Hear the pianist play Bach and Schubert in recital at the Savannah Music Festival.


The Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra with harpsichordist Kristian Bezuidenhout.

Listen Giddy Energy At The Boston Early Music Festival WGBH

June 17, 2011 – The festival gets a buzz from playful pieces by Corelli, Handel, Bach and Vivaldi. WGBH


Kent Nagano leads the Montreal Symphony Orchestra in an ambitious program that traces the arc of the symphonic tradition.

Read Spring For Music: Montreal Symphony WQXR

May 14, 2011 – Hear the venerable orchestra trace the arc of the symphony from the Renaissance to modern times. WQXR

Jazz bandleader and composer Maria Schneider conducts a rehearsal with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Her first classical composition is the centerpiece of the orchestra's Carnegie Hall concert.

Read Spring For Music: The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra WQXR

May 13, 2011 – Jazz composer Maria Schneider's first classical work: a piece for Dawn Upshaw and orchestra. WQXR

Conductor Carlos Kalmar leads the Oregon Symphony in music inspired by war.

Read Spring for Music: Oregon Symphony WQXR

May 12, 2011 – Hear the orchestra perform works possessed with the turbulent spirit of war. WQXR

Members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Chorus at Carnegie Hall on May 11. They performed an evening-long piece about Lyndon Johnson and the social issues that surrounded his presidency.

Read Spring For Music: Dallas Symphony WQXR

May 11, 2011 – Hear the New York premiere of Steven Stucky's LBJ oratorio August 4, 1964 at Carnegie Hall. WQXR


Albany Symphony conductor David Alan Miller leads the orchestra and baritone soloist Nathan De'Shon Myers in "The Spirituals Project" live at Carnegie Hall.

Read Spring For Music: Albany Symphony WQXR

May 10, 2011 – New interpretations of traditional spirituals ring out in Carnegie Hall with the Albany Symphony. WQXR


The Toledo Symphony Orchestra makes its long-awaited Carnegie Hall debut Saturday night. The orchestra will be joined by 1,400 of its hometown fans.

Listen Spring For Music: Toledo Symphony WQXR

May 7, 2011 – The Ohio orchestra makes its Carnegie Hall debut with rarely heard music and 1,400 fans in tow. WQXR


Strings perform Muse by Christopher Theofanidis during the second half of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra The New Brandenburgs at the Spring for Music festival at Carnegie Hall in Manhattan, New York on May 06, 2011.

Read Spring For Music: Orpheus Chamber Orchestra WQXR

May 6, 2011 – To open Carnegie Hall's Spring for Music festival, the ensemble plays new pieces inspired by Bach. WQXR

The Tokyo Quartet untangles Beethoven's complex Grosse Fuge at WQXR's Greene Space.

Listen Chamber Music In The Greene Space: The Tokyo String Quartet WQXR

April 7, 2011 – Watch the venerable ensemble play Beethoven, Bartok and Haydn in New York City's Greene Space. WQXR


The JACK Quartet thrives on high-intensity repertoire.

Listen Chamber Music In The Greene Space: The JACK Quartet WQXR

April 6, 2011 – The ensemble thrives on high-intensity repertoire. Hear it in action at WQXR's Greene Space. WQXR


At WQXR's Greene Space, Ethel plays a bracing mix of music by Julia Wolfe, Dohee Lee, Pamela Z and others.

Listen Chamber Music In The Greene Space: ETHEL WQXR

April 5, 2011 – Hear the experimental string quartet forge surprising musical connections. WQXR


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