Riccardo Muti leading the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
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Watch a thrilling and masterful performance for the Verdi bicentennial: the Chicago Symphony Orchestra led by Riccardo Muti, performing in one of the composer's very greatest works, the furious and glorious Requiem.
October 10, 2013
Geof Bradfield's suite traces Melba Liston's (pictured) life story through her work with Dizzy Gillespie and Randy Weston.
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Not long ago, when musicians needed good charts, they called Melba Liston. Now, saxophonist Geof Bradfield and his ensemble offer the radio premiere of a suite commissioned by Chamber Music America.
October 10, 2013
Geof Bradfield's 'Melba!' On JazzSet
Melissa Aldana performs with her Crash Trio, including bassist Pablo Menares.
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The saxophonist came to the U.S. from Chile with little money and less command of English. But she did have some serious ability at the saxophone, which has now found footing in the New York scene.
October 9, 2013
Volcano Choir is known in no small part for frontman Justin Vernon, an artist who built legions of fans as Bon Iver. Watch the band give a transfixing performance, recorded live in Washington, D.C.
October 9, 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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Ten years ago, architect Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall opened its doors. Conductor Gustavo Dudamel celebrates the occasion with classics, plus a new percussion concerto.
October 2, 2013
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After releasing his latest album, last year's October 2, 2013 Spirit Fiction, the saxophonist put his decade-old quartet on hiatus. He now takes a new group into a venue haunted by the ghosts of his parents.
Ravi Coltrane Quartet: Live At The Village Vanguard
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 for the festivities. Music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin's program includes Tchaikovsky's September 27, 2013 Slavonic March, Ravel's Bolero and the rambunctious Bacchanale from Saint-Saëns' Samson et Dalila.
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September 26, 2013 JazzSet is in Boston for Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue, a release concert for the album created by Carrington, professor of percussion at Berklee College of Music.
Terri Lyne Carrington On JazzSet
The finale of the Americana Music Association Honors and Awards show.
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This week, the Americana music industry gathered at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville to honor the best and brightest in its corner of the music world. Listen to a recording of the entire show.
September 20, 2013
The 2013 Americana Music Association Honors And Awards Show
Gregory Porter (center) performs with saxophonist Yohsuke Satoh at the annual Strings of Autumn International Music Festival in Prague.
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Prague is home to the Strings of Autumn International Music Festival where, in October 2012, jazz singer Gregory Porter brought down the house. Applause between songs ran for a minute or longer.
September 19, 2013
Gregory Porter On JazzSet