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

Edward Elgar's Post-War Concerto of Conviction

After WWI, the British were lamenting a lost era and eager for something new. Edward Elgar gave them a meditative, compelling cello concerto. Steven Isserlis plays Elgar's autumnal music in concert with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

The New Pornographers In Concert

With stunning vocals from Neko Case and playfully cerebral narratives from songwriters Dan Bejar and A.C. Newman, the Canadian band is virtually peerless in the world of power-pop and indie-rock. The band gives a full concert, recorded live from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club.

Nellie McKay in Concert

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Born in London and raised in Harlem, 25-year-old Nellie McKay has already carved out a name for herself as a singer, songwriter, musician, actress and comedian. Hear McKay perform a concert from WXPN and World Café Live in Philadelphia.

Nellie McKay in Concert

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Verdi's 'Simon Boccanegra'

The title character in Simon Boccanegra is among the most complex and poignant that Verdi ever created, and the opera is among his most beautiful. In this production from Houston, Boccanegra is played by the renowned baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky.

Spoon In Concert

The Austin rock band Spoon has been making tight, adventurous art-pop for nearly 15 years. Hear the group online in a full concert recorded live from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club with opening act The Ponys.

Spoon in Concert on All Songs Considered

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Stars In Concert

The Canadian rock band Stars and Australia's electro-folk group New Buffalo offer a night of intimate, stylish pop in a full concert, recorded live from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club.

Stars in Concert on All Songs Considered

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Toots and the Maytals in Concert

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For more than 40 years, the ska and reggae legends in Toots and the Maytals have been known worldwide for their unique fusion of gospel, ska, soul, reggae and rock. Hear the band perform a concert from WXPN and World Café Live in Philadelphia.

Toots and the Maytals in Concert

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Steve Earle in Concert

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Hear Earle, one of the most outspoken and compelling figures in contemporary music, perform a concert from WXPN and World Café Live in Philadelphia. His new album draws on themes of war, pollution and immigration, while maintaining a sense of optimism.

Steve Earle in Concert

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Wagner's 'Die Walkuere'

Legendary tenor Placido Domingo sings the heroic role of Siegmund in Die Walkuere, the second installment in the Washington National Opera's new production of Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelungen.

Josh Ritter In Concert

Drawing on Bob Dylan's penchant for evocative poetry and Bruce Springsteen's gift for wrapping complex issues in homey narratives, Ritter is becoming the standard-bearer for a new generation of Americana artists. Hear him recorded live in concert from Washington, D.C.

Josh Ritter in Concert on All Songs Considered - 10/09/2007

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Loudon Wainwright III in Concert

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A singer-songwriter who injects his music with wry humor and piercing insight, Wainwright has recorded more than 20 albums while frequently composing work for other artists. Hear Wainwright perform a concert from WXPN and World Café Live in Philadelphia.

Loudon Wainwright III in Concert

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Leos Janacek's 'Jenufa'

Soprano Patricia Racette stars in the title role of Janacek's devastating, yet stunningly beautiful drama Jenufa, in a production from the Washington National Opera.

Monk Institute of Jazz 20th Anniversary Concert

WBGO

Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Joshua Redman, Patti Austin and Stevie Wonder celebrate the Institute that offers young musicians college-level training from the masters. The namesake — Thelonious Monk — was born October 10, 1917, and would be 90 this fall. Hear the concert.

Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz 20th Anniversary Concert on JazzSet

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