Music Live Events
Jun 13, 2013 — They met in New Orleans' performing-arts high school, became Donald Harrison's rhythm section as teenagers and have now released their first album. The precociously mature collective plays original music — and a few acknowledgements — in a live performance.
Jun 12, 2013 — The clarinetist Don Byron has a way of homing in on an artist's legacy and transforming it with intelligence and adventure. In this case, he takes on the bluesy music of Southern gospel pioneer Thomas Dorsey and the legacy of Sister Rosetta Tharpe in concert.
Jun 5, 2013 — Among jazz musicians, especially in New York City, Kenny Barron is considered an institution. So it's fitting that the pianist gets to celebrate his 70th birthday at another New York jazz institution. Here, Barron demonstrates his ebullient clarity in a live video webcast.
May 15, 2013 — Ever since he started becoming one of the best alto saxophone players in the world, Zenón has drawn from his upbringing in Puerto Rico. But, like many Puerto Ricans, Zenón lives in New York — where his quartet of 10 years has finally been invited to play the Vanguard. It presents new music in concert.
Mar 21, 2013 — Apart from his globetrotting with the Vijay Iyer Trio and others, bassist Stephan Crump is also a composer, both for film and for his own bands. His Rosetta Trio, with two guitars, strives for quieter sophistication. Here, he presents his late-afternoon back-porch ditties for interlocking strings.
Mar 5, 2013 — In what's become one of the most anticipated showcases at the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference, NPR Music and partner public radio stations present a can't-miss night of performances, March 13 at Stubb's. The lineup featured Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Cafe Tacvba, Alt-J, Youth Lagoon, Waxahatchee and Le1f.
Feb 20, 2013 — A strong and harmonically provocative pianist, Evans often makes the commute between Philadelphia and New York City. His 19th and most recent album Flip The Script featured a trio, and he brings two cohorts to downtown Manhattan for this live performance.
Feb 20, 2013 — The emotive alto saxophonist has been summoned all around the United States, and now calls his native Baltimore home. He returns to New York for this performance celebrating the release of his debut album, Songs From This Season.
Jan 23, 2013 — Two opera stars will conjure the intimate atmosphere of the late 19th-century Parisian salon, telling stories and singing songs by Saint-Saëns, Fauré and Debussy. Both artists love singing in French and the language falls beautifully on their voices.
Jan 17, 2013 — The Philadelphia Orchestra may be financially strapped but its famed sound still gleams. Led by its new, young music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the ensemble shows off in virtuoso works by Maurice Ravel and Dmitri Shostakovich, as well as a rarely heard concerto with an exceptional violinist.