Here's an orchestral favorite of the 30's that was recorded by Kate Smith during the war years. This cover is special because the collaborators capture the passion of that era so effectively from their home offices.
Andrew Bird is one of the most talented musicians out there. A few years ago he played with orchestras in 4 cities: DC, Indy, KC, and LA. I had a wedding for the KC date but flew to DC to see him with the NSO.
Everyone should see Bird at least once. Incredible.