With grace and energy, musicians (and siblings) Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Isata Kanneh-Mason perform a dazzling arrangement of "The Muse" by Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov for cello and piano, followed by "Spring Song" by British composer Frank Bridge.
All-female Mariachi band Flor de Toloache take their name from a Mexican medicinal flower that's known to be an ingredient for love potions. Between two captivating songs, learn more about how the group is making a mark on Mariachi history.
Multi-instrumentalist Ane Brun joins the Lyris Quartet to perform two haunting, mesmerizing songs: the cabaret-inspired "It All Starts With One" and folk-infused "You Light My Fire," with backing vocals from Rebecca Lichtenfeld.
Grammy-nominated popstar Kesha delivers a powerful, earthshaking performance of "Shadow," a song from her critically acclaimed album "High Road" that's all about refusing to let the negativity of others darken your skies and the power of fearless perseverance. She's accompanied by Mary Lattimore on harp, Karina DePiano on piano, and Skyler Stone...
Flamenco guitarist Antonio Muñoz Fernández shares the sounds of southern Spain, first with a virtuosic solo performance of "Taranta," and then joined by Antonio Fernández Wyto on percussion for a festive, rhythmic "bulería" called "Calblanque."
Yue Xiu Lim has long been enamored with the peaceful sound of the Chinese guzheng, a harp-like instrument that dates back to ancient times. She delights the audience with her calming and elegant original piece, "White."
As his career grew, David Byrne went from playing CBGB to Carnegie Hall. He asks: Does the venue make the music? From outdoor drumming to Wagnerian operas to arena rock, he explores how context has pushed musical innovation.
Seattle is a city celebrated globally for fostering artistic expression. Producer and arts advocate James Keblas tells the story of Seattle's evolution from conservative town to music capital, and offers advice for citizens looking to keep their local music scenes vibrant.
Jill Sobule isn't just another singer-songwriter with catchy tunes and smart lyrics, she's one of the more insightful satirists of our age. Each of her fanciful songs captures an issue or irony, an emotion or epiphany that helps us understand what it's like to live now.
Equally talented on cello and vocals, Caroline Lavelle has created a performance style all her own. Her expansive talents, channeling the best of both classical and contemporary influences, have earned her comparisons to both Kate Bush and Jacqueline du Pré.
Benjamin Zander has two infectious passions: classical music, and helping us all realize our untapped love for it -- and by extension, our untapped love for all new possibilities, new experiences, new connections.
Pianist Daria van den Bercken fell in love with the baroque keyboard music of George Frideric Handel. Now, she aims to ignite this passion in others. In this talk, she plays us through the emotional roller coaster of his music — while sailing with her piano through the air, driving it down the street, and of course playing on the stage.
The revolution that made music more marketable, more personal and easier to pirate began ... at the dawn of the 19th century. José Bowen outlines how new printing technology and an improved piano gave rise to the first music industry.
For five years, young Emmanuel Jal fought as a child soldier in the Sudan. Rescued by an aid worker, he's become an international hip-hop star and an activist for kids in war zones. In words and lyrics, he tells the story of his amazing life.
Alexis Charpentier (aka Lexis from Music Is My Sanctuary) believes record collectors, music curators and DJs serve a crucial role as cultural preservationists and alternative voices to mainstream music platforms.
South African singer-songwriter Vusi Mahlasela was a crucial artistic voice during the fight against apartheid, and now in the new modern-day nation. Blending traditional African music with soul and blues, his music showcases powerful vocals and poetic lyrics.