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

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The Spring Standards On Mountain Stage

Hear the ethereal indie-pop band make its second appearance on Mountain Stage, performing songs representing its acoustic folk-pop side.

The Spring Standards On Mountain Stage

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Kenny White On Mountain Stage

The gifted pianist and soulful singer performs witty songs from his most recent album, Comfort in the Static.

Kenny White On Mountain Stage

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Ray Chen performs at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City Tuesday, Feb. 7. Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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Ray Chen

Ray Chen might be the finest current violinist you don't yet know — but you soon will. See this stellar artist perform works by Sarasate and Saint-Saëns in a performance recorded live in New York.

The Sound Prints Quintet is (L-R): Lawrence Fields, Dave Douglas, Joe Lovano, Linda Oh, Joey Baron. John Rogers for NPR/johnrogersnyc.com hide caption

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Sound Prints Quintet

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Few jazz bandleaders are as active — and as actively acclaimed — as saxophonist Joe Lovano and trumpeter Dave Douglas. They've launched a band with friends new and old. Hear a live performance.

Sound Prints Quintet: Live At The Village Vanguard

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Jill Sobule On Mountain Stage

In her sixth appearance on the show, the singer-songwriter performs witty, eyebrow-raising songs.

Jill Sobule On Mountain Stage

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Logan Venderlic On Mountain Stage

In his debut appearance, the singer's enthusiasm for performing in his home state of West Virginia is evident. Venderlic plays cuts from his self-titled LP, which he released earlier this year.

Logan Venderlic On Mountain Stage

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Bob Shank On Mountain Stage

Shank made a surprise appearance on Mountain Stage when another artist called in sick. The songwriter, banjo and hammered dulcimer player performs cuts from his latest record.

Bob Shank On Mountain Stage

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The Trishas On Mountain Stage

These women, none of whom are named Trisha, all sing and write roots music. Formed just three years ago, they've toured with such Americana icons as Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Ray Wylie Hubbard.

The Trishas On Mountain Stage

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Kat Edmonson On Mountain Stage

Originally from Houston, the singer relocated to Austin, where her classic jazz-inspired vocals made her one of the town's most talked about musicians. Edmonson is followed by pianist Bob Thompson.

Kat Edmonson On Mountain Stage

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Ben Taylor On Mountain Stage

The son of Carly Simon and James Taylor, Ben Taylor plays songs steeped in folk and pop traditions, but he also moves through soul, country and funk. The singer performs a generous 41-minute set.

Ben Taylor On Mountain Stage

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Gardiner Leads Beethoven's Missa Solemnis

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The celebrated English conductor leads his Orchestre Revolutionaire et Romantique and Monteverdi Choir in a performance of one of Beethoven's most expansive and searching works: the Missa Solemnis.

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Doug Paisley On Mountain Stage

The singer-songwriter's album, Golden Embers, tests the boundaries of country and folk. Throughout, Paisley demonstrates a mastery of melody, acquired through years spent studying roots music.

Doug Paisley On Mountain Stage

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Patrick Watson In Concert

Patrick Watson put out one of 2012's most magical records. On Sept. 5, the singer and pianist took his sprawling group of touring musicians to Washington, D.C., for an emotional live set.