Wednesday, October 31, 2012|0 commentsGidon Kremer's "Art of Instrumentation" "Lovely and Alluring," Says NPR, With "Fresh, Intriguing" New Takes on Bach and More
Gidon Kremer and his Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra's new album, The Art of Instrumentation: Homage to Glenn Gould, is "lovely and alluring," says NPR Music, with "fresh and intriguing makeovers of several Bach keyboard classics ... There are many moments in this album to make you smile, wonder and simply bask in the beauty of the music." Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica continue their tour of Asia with performances at Tokyo's Suntory Hall.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News ReviewsArtist NewsTuesday, October 30, 2012|0 comments
When Lianne La Havas was in NYC last month to celebrate the release of her debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough?, she stopped by WFUV to record an episode of Words and Music, out now. La Havas talks with WFUV's Alisa Ali about her life in music and to perform three songs off the album. Watch the performances and listen to the complete episode here. Lianne La Havas is up for the Mercury Prize this week and returns to the US next week to perform on the Late Show with David Letterman and Conan and in headline shows in the Washington, DC–area, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Video RadioArtist NewsThursday, October 25, 2012|0 comments
Punch Brothers' forthcoming five-song EP, Ahoy!, due out November 13, includes songs by Josh Ritter, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Punch Brothers, and Mclusky, along with one traditional tune. Last week brought an early listen to the band's take on Ritter's "Another New World," which is included as an instant download with pre-orders. Now you can get another taste of the EP by listening to a preview clip of "Down Along the Dixie Line," originally by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist NewsArtist NewsThursday, October 25, 2012|0 commentsPhilip Glass, Robert Wilson's "Einstein on the Beach" Makes West Coast Debut with Three Sold-Out Berkeley Performances
Philip Glass and Robert Wilson's groundbreaking opera Einstein on the Beach receives its West Coast premiere, nearly four decades after it was first performed, with three sold-out performances at Berkeley's Zellerbach Hall this weekend. PBS Newshour marked the occasion with a look at this groundbreaking work and the career of its composer, which you can watch here. This weekend's performances of Einstein on the Beach are part of a major international tour that heads next to Mexico City, Amsterdam, and Hong Kong.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsArtist NewsWednesday, October 24, 2012|0 comments
Sara Watkins, who is currently on the final leg of her US tour with Jackson Browne, will tour the UK and Ireland in January and February in support of her acclaimed new album Sun Midnight Sun. The two-week, 13-city tour begins in Sheffield on January 23, following a series of US headline shows in December with Aoife O'Donovan, and includes a show at London’s Lexington on January 30 and a set at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow.