Tuesday, March 22, 2016|0 commentsLouis Andriessen's "De Materie" Receives North American Stage Premiere at Park Avenue Armory in New York
Louis Andriessen's monumental work De Materie receives its North American stage premiere with performances at the Park Avenue Armory in NYC tonight through March 30. The production, directed by Heiner Goebbels, is performed by International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), led by conductor Peter Rundel, along with ChorWerk Ruhr. The Los Angeles Times has called De Materie "the Dutch opera that the world at large had long been waiting for." The Park Avenue Armory presents a number of related events this week, including a set for two pianos with Andriessen and Jason Moran on Wednesday and an Artist Talk with the creators on Saturday.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourOn TourFriday, March 18, 2016|0 comments
Kronos Quartet, Punch Brothers, Chris Thile, Sam Amidon play Cincinnati's MusicNOW Festival … Seattle Symphony performs John Adams's Scheherazade.2 … Laurie Anderson brings new piece to Minnesota … Timo Andres is in Albany … Jon Brion performs Punch-Drunk Love at Brooklyn screening … Jeremy Denk plays Seattle, San Francisco … Rhiannon Giddens is in Australia … Lake Street Dive plays Philadelphia, Richmond … Clint Mansell performs his film scores in LA … Natalie Merchant tours Europe … Robert Plant concludes tour in Texas … Joshua Redman Trio, Rokia Traoré tour Europe too … and more …Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Weekend EventsOn TourTuesday, March 15, 2016|0 comments
Lake Street Dive, currently performing sold-out shows on its Side Pony tour, has announced several new dates in June. The band has also unveiled the music video for the title track to the new album. The video, directed by Greg Kaplan, was filmed live at the famed Electric Lady Studios in New York City. You can watch it and see all of the currently announced shows here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Tour VideoOn TourFriday, March 11, 2016|0 comments
Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood, and the Rajasthan Express perform Junun live at the Barbican in London … Jeremy Denk joins Chicago Symphony Orchestra … Kronos Quartet performs in its hometown of San Francisco … Lake Street Dive takes world tour to Chicago for two sold-out shows … Audra McDonald's Lady Day debuts on HBO ... Brad Mehldau concludes European solo tour … Natalie Merchant plays sold-out show in NYC … Pat Metheny celebrates Roy Haynes' birthday at the Blue Note … Robert Plant continues to tour the American South … Joshua Redman is in Switzerland … Steve Reich gives a master class in London … Rokia Traoré concludes French leg of Né So tour … and more …Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Weekend EventsOn TourWednesday, March 9, 2016|0 comments
St Germain (Ludovic Navarre), in support of his recently released self-titled album, has embarked on a world tour, which comes to North America this spring. Today, St Germain debuts a live long-form video clip from his performance at The Bataclan in Paris on November 12, 2015. Filmed by Charlotte Vasseneix, who directed the video for his song "Real Blues," it highlights St Germain's first Parisian show in over a decade. You can watch the video, which premiered via Thump, here. A digital EP of four remixes of tracks from the new album this Friday.