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In Concert
Jul 29, 2014 — For the U.S. release, singer-songwriter John Grant fashioned English lyrics to go with the Icelandic musician's melodies. For our Vintage Cafe today, Ásgeir sings live in the World Cafe studios.
Jul 29, 2014Dark Arc is a pastiche of gentle lyrical moments and punk anthems, often within the same tune. In the NPR offices, the Ohio band performs three alternately brooding and stomping songs from the album.
Jul 29, 2014 — We saw more than 50 bands over three days during the 55th anniversary of the Newport Folk Festival in seaside Rhode Island. Here are some of the moments we'll remember.
Jul 29, 2014 — The resume of Jeff Tweedy includes groundbreaking bands Uncle Tupelo and Wilco and a new album made with his teenage son. Tweedy performed at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Sunday, July 27.
Jul 29, 2014 — The Bright Eyes singer has learned to channel his youthful intensity into real showmanship. Conor Oberst performed at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Sunday, July 27.
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The UpNorth Concert Hall specializes in recordings of live performance in regional venues. Listen to guest artists or submit your own digital audio from your garage band, string ensemble, church choir or poetry slam.

Latest Performances

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The Elegua Duo
The Elegua Duo

Movements II and III from the Sonata for Cello and Piano in G Minor by Rachmaninoff

The Elegua Duo, Pianist Claire Black (from Long Lake) and Cellist Ginevra Ventre, performing Movements II and III from the Sonata for Cello and Piano in G Minor by Sergie Rachmaninoff at A Cabin in the Woods in Old Forge, NY.  Go to full article
The Elegua Duo
The Elegua Duo

The Elegua Duo performing Chris Porter's Caryatid

The Elegua Duo, Pianist Claire Black (from Long Lake) and Cellist Ginevra Ventre, performing Caryatid by Chris Porter at A Cabin in the Woods in Old Forge, NY  Go to full article

"The Carnival of the Animals" by Camille Saint-Saens

The Orchestra of Northern New York under the direction of Kenneth Andrews performing The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saens. Featuring Eugenia Tsarov and Kirk Severtson, piano, and SUNY Potsdam President Dr. John Schwaller, narration. March 27, 2010 in Hosmer Hall at SUNY Potsdam.  Go to full article

La Poule from Sixieme Concert

The Orchestra of Northern New York under the direction of Kenneth Andrews performing at St. Mary's Church, Potsdam, NY. February 7, 2010.  Go to full article

"In Knowing" by Swimming in Speakers

Listen to the song featured on tonight's episode of Grey's Anatomy.  Go to full article

"March" from The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33bis (1919) by Prokofiev

The Orchestra of Northern New York under the direction of Kenneth Andrews performing in Hosmer Hall at SUNY Potsdam. October 24, 2009.  Go to full article
Dr. Arthur Frackenpohl
Dr. Arthur Frackenpohl

Dr. Arthur Frackenpohl's 85th Birthday Celebration Concert

On May 2, 2009 musicians from across the region got together at SUNY Potsdam to celebrate Dr. Arthur Frackenpohl's 85th birthday through his music. It features performances by Crane School of Music faculty and students as well as the choir from the First Presbyterian Church of Potsdam with compositions covering 61 years of Art Frackenpohl's career, from a 1948 work for clarinet and piano to a 2009 piece written for brass quintet.  Go to full article

Swimming in Speakers live on The Beat Authority

The Adirondack electric/acoustic band Swimming in Speakers were live guests on The Beat Authority. Chris Clarke and his fellow band member, Meadow, brought a cellist, a viloinist and a drummer into the NCPR studios for a special live set on the show. Hear the whole interview/music segment as they perform "Nevergreen," "Near My Ear," "Mind Does Take," "Ain't No Sunshine" and "Svoboda."  Go to full article
Claire Black and Ginevra Ventre of the Elegua Duo.
Claire Black and Ginevra Ventre of the Elegua Duo.

The Elegua Duo performs movements 1 & 4 of Rachmaninoff's Cello Sonata.

The Elegua Duo, Pianist Claire Black (from Long Lake) and Cellist Ginevra Ventre were nice enough to let us record their concert at St. Bernard's Church in Saranac Lake on July 30, 2009. Here's an excerpt.  Go to full article

from Platero y yo, performed by Lynn McGrath, excerpt 1

North Country classical guitarist Lynn McGrath shares music written by Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco to accompany sections of Platero y yo, a popular work by Spanish poet Juan Ramon Jimenez. McGrath also provides her own translations of the poetry.  Go to full article

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