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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.

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Tiny Desk

Avi Avital

Avital's mandolin sings with the sounds of Ernest Bloch and a raucous Bulgarian folk tune.

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In Practice

Jeremy Denk

The pianist has his own personal "piano boot camp." Actually, it's his cramped Manhattan apartment.

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In Practice

New York Polyphony

Cathedrals aren't easy to come by, so the vocal group falls back on a modest-sized living room.