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Kronos Quartet will be the featured guests on CBC radio arts program Q Wednesday morning. Kronos will be joined on the program by pipa virtuoso Wu Man, who also joins the group in the fourth and final concert of its residency at the Luminato Festival in Toronto Wednesday night. The concert features the Canadian premiere of the multimedia piece A Chinese Home. The Toronto Star says of Sunday's free outdoor concert from Kronos: "This is what makes Luminato special."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News RadioOn TourMonday, June 13, 2011|1 commentsThe Black Keys' "Supersized, Stunning" Bonnaroo Set (Rolling Stone) Among Festival's Memorable Sets from Nonesuch Artists
Among the more memorable moments of this weekend's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival were sets from The Black Keys, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Wanda Jackson, and The Low Anthem. Whether performing on the festival’s largest What Stage, or in one of three intimate festival tents, Nonesuch artists conquered the infamous Bonnaroo dust and heat to deliver noteworthy performances. Among the highlights was what Rolling Stone called a "supersized and stunning" main-stage debut from The Black Keys, "the perfect soundtrack as the sun was setting.”Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour ReviewsOn TourFriday, June 10, 2011|0 comments
Bonnaroo is under way all weekend in Manchester, Tennessee, and includes sets from Jessica Lea Mayfield, Wanda Jackson, The Low Anthem, The Black Keys, Dan Auerbach, and Allen Toussaint ... Laurie Anderson brings Delusion to Amsterdam ... Christina Courtin celebrates LPR's anniversary in NYC ... Philip Glass performs at the Met ... Gidon Kremer receives Lifetime Achievement Award in Istanbul ... Kronos Quartet launches Luminato residency ... Joshua Redman Trio plays São Paulo ... Dawn Upshaw performs at Ojai ... and more ...Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Weekend EventsOn TourFriday, June 10, 2011|0 comments
Kronos Quartet begins its residency at the Luminato Festival in Toronto today. The residency features four concerts reflecting the Quartet's global musical journey. Kronos is "one of the world's finest—and definitely most adventurous—chamber ensembles," says the Toronto Star. "Every one of their nearly four-dozen albums—which have earned every industry award imaginable—have introduced their growing legion of fans and audiences to a new piece of a global musical puzzle."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourThursday, June 9, 2011|0 commentsDawn Upshaw Kicks Off Ojai Music Festival As Music Director; "Her Voice Is Like a Ray of Light in a Forest" (LA Times)
Dawn Upshaw helps kick off the 2011 Ojai Music Festival tonight. She is the music director of this year's festival, which runs through Sunday, June 12, and marks the soprano's fourth appearance at the Southern California festival. Festival highlights include Upshaw's performance of Crumb’s The Winds of Destiny and the world premiere of Maria Schneider's Winter Morning Walks. The Los Angeles Times says "her voice is like a ray of light in a forest. Its luminous tone is proof that some things in the world can never be manufactured."