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

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The Julian Lage Trio On Mountain Stage

Hear the prodigiously gifted jazz guitarist perform songs with his bassist and percussionist, recorded live on stage in Morgantown, W.Va.

The Julian Lage Trio On Mountain Stage

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Every inch of the immense Carnegie Hall was filled with musicians as music director Robert Spano leads his Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus in Benjamin Britten's stunning War Requiem. Melanie Burford/For NPR hide caption

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Atlanta Symphony Orchestra At Carnegie Hall

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Conductor Robert Spano leads the orchestra and chorus in Benjamin Britten's War Requiem, music written for the 1962 rededication of the cathedral in Coventry, England, destroyed in a 1940 air raid.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra At Carnegie Hall

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Angélique Kidjo On Mountain Stage

The Benin-born artist has been called "the undisputed queen of African music." In this performance, she pays homage to the great Miriam Makeba and performs songs from her latest album, Eve.

Angélique Kidjo On Mountain Stage

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Wesley Stace On Mountain Stage

Stace is better known to some as John Wesley Harding, the name under which he released 17 albums. The veteran musician and writer performs more recent material with the Mountain Stage band.

Wesley Stace On Mountain Stage

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Chris Potter Quartet On JazzSet

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We're about to embark on a musical odyssey by sea. Our captain is saxophonist Chris Potter, who's launching his Odyssey-inspired album The Sirens.

Chris Potter Quartet On JazzSet

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Elizabeth And The Catapult On Mountain Stage

The band showcases its smart fusion of coffeehouse folk, scrappy jazz and daring indie pop. Singer Elizabeth Ziman opens the set with a cover of Daniel Johnston's "True Love Will Find You in the End."

Elizabeth And The Catapult On Mountain Stage

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Nellie McKay On Mountain Stage

The musician skates across styles with ease, channeling cabaret crooners and eccentric singer-songwriters alike. Here, she plays songs from an upcoming project that remains unreleased.

Nellie McKay On Mountain Stage

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Justin Townes Earle On Mountain Stage

The decorated Americana musician returns to Mountain Stage to play songs from his upcoming album, Single Mothers.

Justin Townes Earle On Mountain Stage

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Declan O'Rourke On Mountain Stage

As one of Ireland's most respected musicians, O'Rourke has written popular songs, shared the stage with stars and amassed a resume that would make musicians twice his age green with envy.

Declan O'Rourke On Mountain Stage

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Jason Moran On JazzSet

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At the KC Jazz Club, Moran sets up two tunes with pre-produced sound montages, including a unique take on "Honeysuckle Rose." Hear Moran's long-running Bandwagon trio play Washington, D.C.

Jason Moran On JazzSet

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Matrimony On Mountain Stage

Matrimony are a true family band, as their name would suggest. In this performance, they combine their many influences and play songs from their upcoming album Montibello Drive.

Matrimony On Mountain Stage

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Noah Gundersen On Mountain Stage

Though he's not even halfway through his 20s, some are already beginning to think of singer-songwriter Noah Gunderson as a veteran musician. Today he performs with his sister, Abby.

Noah Gundersen On Mountain Stage

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David Broza On Mountain Stage

Singer, songwriter and guitarist David Broza brings his worldly sound and message to Mountain Stage. In this set, he plays original songs and a reworking of Pink Floyd's "Mother."

David Broza On Mountain Stage

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Bettye LaVette On Mountain Stage

Bettye LaVette began her career in the soul-intensive climate of 1960s Detroit, and recent albums have helped her find a huge new audience. Here, she performs a set with her backing band.

Bettye LaVette On Mountain Stage

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Diego Garcia On Mountain Stage

Raised in Tampa by his Argentine parents, Garcia combines the influences of his upbringing — and his favorite singers — to create a sound that digs deep into romance and yearning.

Diego Garcia On Mountain Stage

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