Tuesday, January 17, 2012|1 commentsNonesuch Reissues Philip Glass, Robert Wilson's "Einstein on the Beach" Recording to Coincide with International Tour
Philip Glass and Robert Wilson's Einstein on the Beach, widely credited as one of the greatest artistic achievements of the 20th century, will be reconstructed for a major international tour nearly four decades after it was first performed and 20 years since its last production, starting with previews at the Power Center in Ann Arbor this weekend. To coincide with the tour and Glass’s 75th birthday, Nonesuch has reissued its seminal 1993 recording, which the Washington Post wrote is "more complete than the first recording and superior in both performance and sound."Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release On Tour Artist NewsOn TourTuesday, January 17, 2012|0 commentsSteve Reich Joins Bang on a Can All-Stars for All-Reich Concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles
Steve Reich will take the stage at LA's Walt Disney Concert Hall tonight for a concert celebrating the composer's work. The all-Reich program—performed by Bang on a Can All-Stars, red fish blue fish, David Cossin, and the composer himself—features the West Coast premiere of 2x5, along with Piano Phase, Music for 18 Musicians, and Clapping Music, on which the composer will join in. Following tonight's concert, an LAist Classical Pick of the Week, the performers take the show to UC San Diego.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourTuesday, January 17, 2012|0 commentsChris Thile & Michael Daves Display "Dazzling Virtuosity" (NY Times) in Lincoln Center's American Songbook Concert
Chris Thile and Michael Daves brought the music of their debut duo album, Sleep with One Eye Open, to the picturesque Allen Room overlooking New York's Central Park as part of Lincoln Center's American Songbook series. "They’ve been playing small club shows downtown, and they brought that informality to the Allen Room," says the New York Times, "punctuating dazzling virtuosity with bluegrass-aficionado banter and 'Fiddle Tune Request Time.'” Thile and Daves "sing and play the daylights" out of the tunes, says the Times, playing both with "breakneck" speed and "with restraint and delicacy."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News ReviewsOn TourFriday, January 13, 2012|0 comments
Pat Metheny launches a tour of Korea and Japan with bassist Larry Grenadier ... Laurie Anderson performs new show, Another Day in America, for Calgary's High Performance Rodeo ... Black Keys concert documentary airs in HD on Palladia ... Shawn Colvin, Lyle Lovett perform benefit concert in Austin ... Norwegian Wood, featuring Jonny Greenwood score, opens in Brooklyn ... Kronos Quartet gives Polish premiere of Reich's WTC 9/11 ... The Low Anthem launches tour with City and Colour; performs on Mountain Stage ... Audra McDonald is Bess on Broadway ... Natalie Merchant gives benefit concert for WAMC ... Punch Brothers launch European tour in Amsterdam ... and more ...Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Weekend EventsOn TourFriday, January 13, 2012|0 comments
Björk has been nominated for a 2012 BRIT Award for Best International Female Solo Artist. Also nominated in that field are Beyoncé, Feist, Lady Gaga, and Rihanna. Björk has previously won four BRIT Awards. The 2012 BRIT Awards will take place at The O2 in London on February 21. Tickets go on sale to the general public today for Björk's ten-show Biophilia NYC residency.