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

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Nicole Mitchell And Ice Crystal On JazzSet

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In Nicole Mitchell's words, "The flute and vibes coming together gives us the visual for Ice Crystal." Hear the adventurous musician and composer play the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival.

Nicole Mitchell And Ice Crystal On JazzSet

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Arcade Fire, Live In Concert

Hear the band perform highlights from its new album, Reflektor, recorded live from Capitol Studios in Los Angeles.

Arcade Fire, Live In Concert

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Dr. Billy Taylor On Piano Jazz

On this 2007 program, recorded before a live audience at the John F. Kennedy Center, Taylor performs his tunes "In Loving Memory" and "If You Really Are Concerned."

Omar Souleyman performed during NPR Music's showcase at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City on Wednesday, Oct. 16. Loren Wahl for NPR hide caption

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Omar Souleyman, Live In Concert

America's favorite Syrian wedding singer crossed the Atlantic Ocean to hold court at NPR Music's showcase in New York City. Souleyman performed songs with help from keyboard wizard Rizan Sa'id.

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Ramblin' Jack Elliott On Mountain Stage

A folk-singing zealot, Elliott has seemingly met, charmed and influenced nearly every popular music icon of our time. Hear the man President Clinton called "an American treasure" live in concert.

Ramblin' Jack Elliott On Mountain Stage

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Pusha T, Live In Concert

The rapper pulled no punches during a performance at NPR Music's showcase in New York City. Watch Pusha T perform a set that ranged from his work with Kanye West to his critically acclaimed new album.

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Chris Lightcap's 'Lost And Found New York' On JazzSet

From Little Italy in the Bronx to the Village Vanguard in Greenwich Village to the gardens in Fort Tryon Park, the rhythm of the city drives a suite by Chris Lightcap and his band Bigmouth.

Chris Lightcap's 'Lost And Found New York' On JazzSet

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Cults, Live In Concert

The synth-rock duo of singer Madeline Follin and keyboardist Brian Oblivion expanded to a raucous five-piece band for NPR Music's showcase at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York. Watch a nine-song set.

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Verdi's Requiem With The Chicago Symphony

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.

Geof Bradfield's suite traces Melba Liston's (pictured) life story through her work with Dizzy Gillespie and Randy Weston. Courtesy of Institute Of Jazz Studies, Rutgers University hide caption

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Geof Bradfield's 'Melba!' On JazzSet

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.

Geof Bradfield's 'Melba!' On JazzSet

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Melissa Aldana Crash Trio: Live At Berklee

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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.

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Volcano Choir, Live In Concert

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.

Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic celebrate the 10th anniversary of Walt Disney Concert Hall in a special gala concert. Vern Evans hide caption

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Gustavo Dudamel And The LA Philharmonic Celebrate 10 Years In Disney Hall

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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.

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Ravi Coltrane Quartet

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After releasing his latest album, last year's 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

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CANCELLED: Carnegie Hall Live: Opening Night Gala With The Philadelphia Orchestra

Violinist Joshua Bell and bassist Esperanza Spalding are the superstar soloists for the festivities. Music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin's program includes Tchaikovsky's Slavonic March, Ravel's Bolero and the rambunctious Bacchanale from Saint-Saëns' Samson et Dalila.