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

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Recycled Brilliance:  Rossini's 'Sigismondo'

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In this rarely revived opera, Rossini reuses many of his own tunes, but modern audiences have embraced it. This production, from Rossini's hometown, places the main character in a mental ward, where he is tormented with visions of the wife he sentenced to death.

Rossini: Sigismondo

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Admiral Radley, Recorded Live In Concert

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The band brought its hazy, dreamily rocking best to this late-summer show at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Featuring songs from the group's debut album, I Heart California, the set plays out as a journey through the sun-bleached freeways of the Golden State.

Hear Admiral Radley In Concert

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Elizabeth And The Catapult In Concert

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From the playful energy of the inner child to the lyrical complexities that define adulthood, the trio's latest release is a great blend of song, style and meaning. Hear the subtle jazz and orchestral touches live in concert at noon ET.

Elizabeth And The Catapult In Concert

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CMJ: Looking Back At A Whirlwind Of Music

This week, host Bob Boilen, NPR Music editor Stephen Thompson and WFUV's Alisa Ali discuss some of the best bands they discovered at this year's CMJ.

CMJ: Looking Back At A Whirlwind Of Music

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Lizz Wright On Mountain Stage

She's made her career in blues and soul, but on her latest album, the singer-songwriter returns to her gospel roots. Her Mountain Stage set includes a cover of Sweet Honey in the Rock's spirited single "I Remember, I Believe."

Lizz Wright On Mountain Stage

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Stile Antico

There's nothing particularly funny about most 16th-century choral music, but the young members of the a cappella ensemble Stile Antico cracked themselves up the entire time they sound checked for this Tiny Desk Concert. But when the cameras started rolling, they were all business. Watch the 12-person ensemble perform in the NPR Music offices.

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Discovering New Bands at CMJ

One of the most challenging things about being at a large scale music festival is the sheer number of bands and venues. Bob Boilen told All Songs Considered intern Sarah Ventre that her job was to find one band to fall in love with. She found them.

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Unparalleled Dysfunction: Strauss' 'Elektra'

Strauss's lurid yet sumptuous one-act opera tells the story of Elektra and her decidedly dysfuntional family — her murdered father Agamemnon, her frantic sister Chrysothemis and their homicidal mother, Klytaemnestra.

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Guster, Recorded Live In Concert

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The Boston pop-rock band is living proof that simple instruments, poignant lyrics and loyal fans can be the perfect recipe for success. From local fame to national notoriety, the band continues to win fans over with energized live performances. Hear Guster at noon ET.

Guster, Recorded Live In Concert

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Scott Miller On Mountain Stage

While he can charm his audience with his humor and lighthearted presence, the alternative country musician's real talent is his ability to craft stories through song. Here, he plays tracks off his new album, For Crying Out Loud.

Scott Miller On Mountain Stage

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How Far Would You Go To See A Show?

You've undoubtedly said at least once, "I'd do anything to see _______ in concert." But would you really? All Songs Considered intern Sarah Ventre describes the drastic measures she took to attend the closing of iconic New York punk club CBGB.

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Riches Rediscovered:  Handel's 'Rodelinda'

Handel's operas are only just emerging from obscurity -- like the exiled king in Rodelinda, who fakes his own death and then makes an daring comeback in a maze of intrigue and blackmail.

Rodelinda

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Ingrid Michaelson In Concert

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The New York-based singer-songwriter seamlessly fuses indie pop and folk rock. Listen to Michaelson perform a Live Friday concert from the World Cafe Live stage in Philadelphia.

Ingrid Michaelson In Concert

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Chucho Valdes And Richard Galliano On JazzSet

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After half an hour with the stunning accordion of Richard Galliano and his quartet of name players, we check out piano wonder-of-the-world Chucho Valdes from Havana. Hear the North Sea Jazz Festival concerts, recorded by Radio Netherlands.

Chucho Valdes And Richard Galliano On JazzSet

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