Live in Concert Live performances from some of today's best bands.

Viola da gamba master Jordi Savall leads his ensemble Le Concert des Nations in a performance at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall on Apr. 16, 2015. AJ Wilhelm for NPR hide caption

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Jordi Savall And Le Concert Des Nations

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Hear a consummate master of early music, conductor and viola da gamba player Jordi Savall, lead his ensemble Le Concert des Nations in an exhilarating array of 17th- and 18th-century French music.

Carnegie Hall Live: Jordi Savall And Le Concert Des Nations

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András Schiff takes late sonatas by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert to Carnegie Hall. AJ Wilhelm/for NPR hide caption

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András Schiff Plays Mozart, Haydn, Schubert And Beethoven At Carnegie Hall

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Hear the eminent pianist in a recital of sublime works spanning Classical-era elegance and introspective Romantic drama.

András Schiff Plays Mozart, Haydn, Schubert And Beethoven At Carnegie Hall

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Sleater-Kinney performs live at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. Guitarist Carrie Brownstein is in the foreground, with Janet Weiss on drums. Alex Schelldorf/NPR Music hide caption

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Watch Sleater-Kinney In Concert

At the 9:30 Club, the band obliterated its own timeline by demonstrating a catalog that is always present, always on fire.

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Marcus Roberts And The Modern Jazz Generation At Jazz At Lincoln Center

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The pianist rose to prominence as a gifted performer, becoming a mentor and tutor to many. Some of his students are now in his new band, which performs early classics and a new suite written for them.

Baritone Thomas Hampson brings a Civil War-themed program to Carnegie Hall Feb. 9, 2015. Kristine Hoebermann hide caption

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Thomas Hampson Sings A World Premiere

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Hear the beloved baritone sing a fascinating program that mixes German Romanticism with a cornucopia of American songs, including a world premiere from Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Higdon.

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Our Point Of View At Le Poisson Rouge

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The supergroup of contemporary Blue Note Records artists — names like Robert Glasper, Lionel Loueke and Ambrose Akinmusire — gather together for a program of originals and Blue Note classics.

Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a concert of powerhouse orchestral works at Carnegie Hall. AJ Wilhelm for NPR Music hide caption

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The Chicago Symphony Plays A Colorful Concert

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Hear the CSO and its charismatic conductor Riccardo Muti in a program showing the muscle and subtlety of the of orchestra in music by Scriabin, Debussy and Mendelssohn.

Carnegie Hall Live: The Chicago Symphony Plays A Colorful Concert

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Elle Varner, Live In Concert

The rising R&B star came out with guns blazing and performed fleshed out versions of her new songs.

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BJ The Chicago Kid, Live In Concert

For a couple years now BJ The Chicago Kid has been the answer when rappers need a little help baring their souls. Watch him step into the spotlight at NPR Music's show during CMJ.

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Cayetana, Live In Concert

Led by singer Augusta Koch and her bright blue hair, the Philadelphia punk band performs most of the songs from its melodic debut album, Nervous Like Me, during NPR Music's recent CMJ show.

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Jazz At Lincoln Center Opening Night

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Joined by special guests Pedrito Martinez (percussion) and Chucho Valdés (piano), the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra premieres new music by Wynton Marsalis inspired by Afro-Cuban religious practice.