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The musical influence of Steve Reich and his compositions are the focus of a marathon weekend at the Barbican in London on May 7 and 8. Following the previous announcement of the Reverberations weekend, further details of the program have now been confirmed. The weekend celebrates Reich as a special guest in honor of his 75th birthday year during a packed weekend that explores his influence on generations of musicians, as well as his own work.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourSteve Reich Talks to LA Times About "WTC 9/11"; Kronos Quartet, Others Discuss Reich's Music in New Videos
Steve Reich's WTC 9/11 recently received its world premiere in a performance by Kronos Quartet, which will give the West Coast premiere this week in Irvine, California. The Los Angeles Times spoke with the composer about this "signature Reich piece" and with Kronos, "the pied pipers of innovative music," about the collaboration. Kronos will give the NY premiere later this month in an all-Reich program at Carnegie Hall. Kronos and other performers on the concert talk about performing Reich's music in new short videos you can watch here.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News VideoOn Tour
After wrapping up its current European run with sold-out shows across the continent, The Low Anthem will return to the United States for spring and summer dates in support of their latest Nonesuch release, Smart Flesh, including headline shows and dates with Iron & Wine and Mumford & Sons. The Low Anthem is featured on the bonus track of label mate Emmylou Harris' forthcoming album Hard Bargain; her collaboration with the band on their song “To Ohio” will be available digitally via iTunes and Amazon.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourVideo: Pat Metheny and His Orchestrion on "CBS Sunday Morning"; Metheny to Lead Five-Day Summer Music Workshop
Pat Metheny and his Orchestrion were featured on CBS Sunday Morning this past weekend. The guitarist-composer explained the inner workings of the cutting-edge instruments and performance methods he used on his latest Nonesuch album and subsequent world tour. Watch it here. Metheny will lead a five-day workshop this summer in Connecticut with his trio, featuring Christian McBride and Antonio Sanchez, that also includes nightly concerts.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Video TelevisionOn TourFriday, April 1, 2011|0 comments
John Adams leads the New World Symphony in City Noir ... Shawn Colvin plays Austin ... Philip Glass joins Lucinda Childs in Vermont ... Wanda Jackson performs three shows in Colorado ... Kronos Quartet performs Steve Reich's WTC 9/11 in Arizona ... The Low Anthem tours Benelux ... Jessica Lea Mayfield plays NYC and Boston ... Brad Mehldau joins Anne Sofie von Otter in Germany ... Pokrovsky Ensemble performs Les noces with LA Phil ... Punch Brothers head South ... Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas make music in Mobile ... and more ...