Concerts Performances from today's top artists, filmed at venues and festivals across the country.

From Station XPN: Shawn Mullins in Concert

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Atlanta-based singer-songwriter Shawn Mullins offers a mix of folk-flavored pop songs in a special, midday concert from NPR station WXPN in Philadelphia, Pa. Mullins is on tour to promote his upcoming album, 9th Ward Pickin' Parlor.

Shawn Mullins in concert on XPN Live Fridays - 10/27/2006

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Conductor Roger Norrington on Mozart

Sir Roger Norrington joins NPR's Fred Child in Salzburg for Mozart's birthday celebration. He conducts a selection of Mozart masterpieces, including the slow movement of Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G Minor and the famous duet "Bei Maennern" from the opera The Magic Flute.

Conductor Roger Norrington on Mozart

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The Juilliard Quartet and Shai Wosner play Mozart

NPR's Fred Child hosts Performance Today from Salzburg, Austria, to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Mozart. The celebration includes performances from the Juilliard Quartet and Shai Wosner.

The Juilliard Quartet and Shai Wosner play Mozart

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Mozart's Job Hunting Dilemma

Despite being one of the most successful composers of all time, Mozart could rarely find a job. We hear some of the pieces he composed while attempting to receive commissions or job offers, including the Dominicus Mass, K. 66, the Piano Sonata in B-flat, K. 281 and his famous G minor Symphony, No. 40.

Mozart's Job Hunting Dilemma

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Music and Words from 'A King Celebration'

Performance Today features music from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the glee clubs of Morehouse and Spelman colleges and others, as well as sections of famous speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It's a King Day celebration.

Music and Words from 'A King Celebration'

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Copland's 'Fanfare for the Common Man'

This brief but stirring work was one of ten fanfares commissioned by conductor Eugene Goossens for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in 1942. Three years later Copland elaborated it and incorporated it into the finale of his Symphony No. 3.

The Lark Quartet Plays George Gershwin

The poetry and lyricism in songs by George Gershwin have universal appeal. The Lark Quartet plays three songs by Gershwin, arranged for string quartet by Stanley Silverman. "He Loves and She Loves," "Do It Again," and "Sweet and Lowdown," with a touch of Ella Fitzgerald.

The Lark Quartet Plays George Gershwin

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Pianist Zoltan Kocsis Performs Bartok

To accompany a concert performance of a seldom-performed piano concerto by Bela Bartok, NPR's Fred Child tells the story of the music's inception in the summer of 1945. Zoltan Kocsis is the pianist, with Sakari Oramo conducting the Finnish Radio Symphony in the Bartok Piano Concerto No. 3.

Pianist Zoltan Kocsis Performs Bartok

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Mozart's Salzburg Church Music

Much fuss has been made over how much Mozart hated having to write mostly church music during his teenage years as an organist in Salzburg. And much of the music is ordinary. But these selections helped earn him a memorial at Mozartplatz.

Mozart's Salzburg Church Music

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Christmas Around the Country: 2005

Performance Today's annual tradition of holiday concerts features a range of beautiful holiday music from a variety of sources: the Baltimore Consort from NPR's Studio 4A; the Empire Brass from Florida; Canticle from Santa Barbara, Calif.; and Chanticleer from Petaluma, Calif.

Christmas Around the Country: 2005

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Traditions Old and New: 'Jazz Piano Christmas'

Legendary pianists mix with promising newcomers at the Jazz Piano Christmas, recorded live at the Kennedy Center. The 16th edition of the annual concert features Hilton Ruiz, Marcia Ball and others playing jazzy renditions of holiday classics.

Traditions Old and New: 'Jazz Piano Christmas'

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A Christmas Concert from 'World Cafe'

Many songs heard at Christmastime are so well known, they merely become background noise. To counteract that trend, Christmas at the World Cafe presents soulful roots music inspired by the holiday.

A Christmas Concert from 'World Cafe'

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Sinead O'Connor Finds New Roots In Jamaica

Once one of pop music's most distinctive and controversial stars, Sinead O'Connor returns for a night of Jamaican roots music with reggae legends Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare, recorded live at Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club.

Dvorak and Copland from Violinist Colin Jacobsen

In the third day of his week long stint as Performance Today's Young Artist in Residence, violinist Colin Jacobsen joins pianist Marija Stroke in works by Czech and American composers.

Dvorak and Copland from Violinist Colin Jacobsen

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