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

George Stanford in Concert

XPN

After the regionally successful Philadelphia band Townhall broke up in 2006, Stanford went solo, developing a soulful, smoothly appealing pop sound while recording his debut EP. Hear Stanford perform a concert from WXPN and World Café Live in Philadelphia.

George Stanford in Concert

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The Devil Gets His Due: Boito's 'Mefistofele'

Arrigo Boito retells the story of the original, Faustian bargain — from the devil's point of view — in the colorful drama Mefistofele. The production is from Belgium's Royal Opera of Wallonie.

Royal Opera of Wallonie on World of Opera -- 'Mefistofele'

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Wilco In Concert

Hear the group perform a full concert, webcast live on NPR.org from Washington, D.C.'s 9:30 Club on Wednesday, Feb. 27. John Doe will open the show.

The New York Philharmonic Plays Pyongyang

In an act of symphonic diplomacy, conductor Lorin Maazel takes the New York Philharmonic on a historic visit to the North Korean capital, Pyongyang, armed with music by Gershwin and Dvorak. But the unprecedented event is not without criticism.

Jonny Greenwood Premieres 'Popcorn' in U.S.

WNYC Radio

Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood has helped push the boundaries of rock music by integrating electronics and decidedly un-rock sounds. From the Wordless Music Series recorded by WNYC, Greenwood offers the U.S. premiere of his orchestral work, Popcorn Superhet Receiver.

Jonny Greenwood in Concert on WNYC 1/16/08

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Donizetti's 'The Elixir of Love'

Romance conjured by a magic potion is no match for the real thing in Donizetti's insightful comic romp, The Elixir of Love, from the Washington National Opera.

An Audio Introduction to 'The Elixir of Love'

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Donna Jean and the Tricksters in Concert

XPN

Singer Donna Jean Godchaux MacKay has performed on singles by Elvis Presley, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, and Percy Sledge, and she sang for The Grateful Dead in the '70s. Hear Donna Jean and the Tricksters perform a concert from WXPN and World Café Live in Philadelphia.

Donna Jean and the Tricksters in Concert

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Tolliver's Big Band Fires on 'All Cylinders'

WBGO

When trumpeter Charles Tolliver talks about his high-octane big band, he uses phrases like, "The key is in the ignition; we're ready to go!" It's a perfect connection to the theme behind his performance at the Detroit International Jazz Festival: "Music on All Cylinders."

Charles Tolliver in Concert on JazzSet 9/07

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Black Mountain, Bon Iver in Concert

Hear the psych-rock revivalists Black Mountain and art-folk singer Bon Iver recorded live in concert from Washington, D.C.'s Rock and Roll Hotel. Both performances originally webcast live on NPR.org Feb. 19.

Live in Concert on All Songs Considered

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Ryan Bingham in Concert

XPN

A Southern roots-country rocker and former bull rider, Bingham performs with a rough style to reflect his upbringing in Texas and New Mexico ranching communities. Bingham will perform a concert from WXPN and the Millennium Music Conference in Camp Hill, Pa.

Online Love: An Audra McDonald Double Bill

Starring in a one-woman double bill, Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald plays two women, both looking for love by remote control, in Send by Michael John LaChiusa, and The Human Voice by Francis Poulenc. From Houston Grand Opera.

Houston Grand Opera on World of Opera - 'Audra McDonald Double Bill'

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Hugh Masekela at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival

WBGO

Hugh Masekela devoted the prime of his life to the struggle of his lifetime –- ending apartheid in South Africa. Short in stature but great in presence, Masekela has that spark that continues to engage us. Masekela's band performs a concert at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival.

Hugh Masekela in Concert on JazzSet 8/31/07

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Review

DVD Reviews

Weill's 'Mahagonny' on DVD

Fresh Air

Fresh Air's classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz reviews a new DVD release of a lesser-known Kurt Weill opera, The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahoganny.

Weill's 'Mahagonny' on DVD

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Counting Crows in Concert

XPN

In the 15 years since releasing its breakthrough debut, the San Francisco band has become one of the most popular and easily identifiable rock groups in America. Hear Counting Crows perform a show from WXPN and World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

Counting Crows in Concert

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Federico Moreno Torroba's 'Luisa Fernanda'

Tenor Placido Domingo was born in Spain, to a family with deep roots in the uniquely Spanish form of musical theater, zarzuela. In a production from Washington, DC, he returns to those roots to star in Federico Moreno Torroba's Luisa Fernanda.

An Intro to 'Luisa Fernanda' with Placido Domingo

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