Cantus performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Dec. 3, 2012. Ryan Smith/for NPR hide caption

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Tiny Desk Concerts

Cantus

The a cappella ensemble sings widely divergent songs from American, European and Sufi traditions.

Ray Chen performs at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City Tuesday, Feb. 7. Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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Front Row

Ray Chen

Watch a stellar rising violinist perform two bonbons in an intimate club performance recorded live.

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. AJ Wilhelm for NPR hide caption

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Live in Concert

ACME In Concert: Steve Reich's Complete String Quartets

The contemporary music dynamos traversed landmark works at New York's (Le) Poisson Rouge.