Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Goat Rodeo Sessions Concert with Chris Thile, Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer Broadcast Live in Theaters Across US
Chris Thile—whose new album with Punch Brothers, Who's Feeling Young Now?, is due out in two weeks—is playing at Boston's House of Blues tonight with his fellow Goat Rodeo Sessions players: Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, and Edgar Meyer. Fans across the US will have a chance to catch all of the string-virtuoso magic on the big screen as the concert is broadcast live to movie theaters in all 50 states. Thile will join his fellow Punch Brothers on their US tour in February.
Friday, January 6, 2012
"Norwegian Wood" Opens in US Theaters; Soundtrack Featuring Jonny Greenwood Score Available on Nonesuch Records
Norwegian Wood, director Tran Anh Hung’s film adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s bestselling novel, featuring a "hypnotic" (Wired) score by guitarist/composer Jonny Greenwood, makes its US theatrical debut today, with showings in New York City and Washington, DC. Additional openings for the film, starring Kenichi Matsuyama, Rinko Kikuchi, and Kiko Mizuhara, are scheduled in the coming weeks in Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles, and more. The soundtrack is out now on Nonesuch Records. Watch the film trailer here.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Enter to Win Tickets to "Norwegian Wood" Screening at NYC's Japan Society Plus Jonny Greenwood's Soundtrack
Director Tran Anh Hung’s film adaptation of Haruki Murakami's novel Norwegian Wood, featuring a score by Jonny Greenwood, will be released in the US in January. There will be a special early screening at the Japan Society next Wednesday, December 14, along with a Q&A with the director and actress Rinko Kikuchi. Nonesuch is giving away tickets to the event along with signed film posters and copies of the film's soundtrack. Enter to win by Friday, December 9, at 3 PM ET.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
"Norwegian Wood" to Open in US January 6; Jonny Greenwood’s Soundtrack Available Now on Nonesuch Records
Nonesuch released guitarist/composer Jonny Greenwood’s instrumental score to director Tran Anh Hung’s film Norwegian Wood earlier this year. An adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s bestselling novel, the film was released in the UK in the spring of 2011 and will be released in the US beginning January 6, 2012. The Mail on Sunday said: “Jonny Greenwood wrote the film’s majestic music which features classical strings and modern experimental sounds that brilliantly enhance the emotional turmoil of young love and the stunning natural landscapes.” Pick up the soundtrack here.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
John Adams's "Nixon in China" Met Opera Premiere, Conducted by Adams, Screens Free in NYC's Lincoln Center Plaza
The Metropolitan Opera's premiere production of John Adams's Nixon in China, conducted by the composer and staged by director Peter Sellars in their Met debuts, will be given a free screening in Lincoln Center Plaza in New York City tonight at 7:45 PM as part of the Met's third-annual free Summer HD Festival. Seating for the Met's Summer HD Festival is on a first-come, first-served basis and no tickets are required; more than 3,000 seats will be available.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Stephen Sondheim's Company, as performed by the New York Philharmonic and a star-studded cast including Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, Christina Hendricks, Patti LuPone, and Martha Plimpton, will be shown in movie theaters across North America today, with encore screenings to follow. Watch a video preview here. Colbert discussed the production on NPR's Fresh Air. Nonesuch released the cast recording of the most recent Broadway revival of Company in 2007.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Joel and Ethan Coen's "True Grit," Featuring Score by Carter Burwell, Now Available on Blu-Ray and DVD
True Grit—Joel and Ethan Coen's 2010 film adaptation of the 1968 Charles Portis novel, starring Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin, Barry Pepper, and Hailee Steinfeld—is out now on Blu-Ray and DVD. For the film's soundtrack, available on Nonesuch, composer Carter Burwell looked to 19th-century hymns for inspiration. The Los Angeles Times says the score works "equally well for big-screen vistas and solitary contemplation."
Monday, May 16, 2011
Strange Powers, the documentary that offers an intimate portrait of Stephin Merritt and The Magnetic Fields, is now available on DVD. Special features include previously unreleased deleted scenes of the band in the studio, on tour, and backstage; official music videos; the official film trailer; and a commentary track with Merritt and band member Claudia Gonson. The New York Daily News gives the film four stars, calling Merritt "one of the greatest American songwriters to emerge in the last two decades."
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
The worldwide celebrations of Steve Reich's 75th birth year have come to NYC, starting with tonight's NY premiere screening of the documentary Steve Reich: Phase to Face at the NY Public Library for the Performing Arts; Reich and the film's director will be there. Carnegie Hall presents an all-Reich concert on April 30 featuring Kronos Quartet, Bang on a Can, eighth blackbird, So Percusssion, and three NY premieres; enter to win tickets and more. Tune in to Q2 this Monday to hear some of the performers discuss the concert.
Friday, February 11, 2011
The Metropolitan Opera's premiere production of John Adams's opera Nixon in China continues on Saturday afternoon, with the composer at the podium. Audiences both in and far outside of New York City will be able to watch the performance live in high-definition at their local movie theaters as part of the Met's Live in HD series, beginning at 1 PM ET. The newly reissued, Grammy-winning original cast recording of Nixon in China is available now from Nonesuch.