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Ry Cooder, Sharon White, Ricky Skaggs bring their tour to the Midwest … Jeremy Denk joins Kansas City Symphony for Beethoven's "Emperor" … Rhiannon Giddens joins Transatlantic Sessions at Glasgow's Celtic Connections … Kronos Quartet gives world premiere of My Lai in Chicago … Joshua Redman closes out Midwest run with Umphrey’s McGee … Chris Thile guest hosts A Prairie Home Companion with special guests Punch Brothers … and more …Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Weekend EventsOn TourThursday, January 28, 2016|0 commentsKronos Quartet, Punch Brothers, Chris Thile, Sam Amidon to Perform at MusicNOW Festival in Cincinnati
The line-up for the 2016 MusicNOW Festival in Cincinnati has been announced, and among the performers are Kronos Quartet, Punch Brothers, Chris Thile, and Sam Amidon. The three-day festival, founded by artistic director Bryce Dessner, will take place March 18–20. Kronos Quartet will join the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for performances at Cincinnati's Music Hall the first two nights of the festival, performing works by Julia Wolfe and Terry Riley. Chris Thile closes out Friday night's program with a solo set and joins his fellow Punch Brothers to close out the weekend at the Cincinnati Masonic Center Auditorium on Sunday with Sam Amidon.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourOn TourWednesday, January 27, 2016|0 comments
Rhiannon Giddens performed a special set as part of BBC Radio 2's live coverage from Glasgow's Celtic Connections festival: "Last Kind Words" from her album Tomorrow Is My Turn; "Mouth Music," from her new EP, Factory Girl, and the new song called "Come Love Come." Watch the set here. She plays her own Celtic Connections show tonight, then joins Transatlantic Sessions for two nights at Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall and a five-concert tour of the UK. Giddens performs on BBC One TV's Andrew Marr Show this Sunday morning.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Tour Radio VideoOn TourTuesday, January 26, 2016|1 comments
Carnegie Hall has announced that Steve Reich will hold the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair for the 2016–2017 season. His residency includes an all-Reich 80th birthday celebration, a Kronos Quartet concert, a performance of his Tehillim, and Three Generations, a multi-event, Reich-curated exploration of the changing direction of concert music from the mid-20th century to the present, including works by and discussions with Reich, John Adams, Nico Muhly, and more. Watch a video previewing the events here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourOn TourTuesday, January 26, 2016|1 comments
The Barbican Centre in London has announced a year-long festival to celebrate the music of composers Steve Reich and Philip Glass, as they turn 80, and John Adams, as he turns 70, during its 2016–17 season. The series, Reich, Glass, Adams: the Sounds that Changed America, begins with a weekend of Reich's music on November 5, 2016; Adams is celebrated in a series of concerts of some of his major works from December 2016 to April 2017, featuring the composer also as a conductor; and Glass is celebrated January 27–29, 2017. Tickets go on sale online to Barbican Members Plus starting Monday, February 1 and the general public on February 10.