Tuesday, March 15, 2011|0 commentsSteve Reich to Talk with WUNC's "The State of Things" About Kronos Quartet Premiere of "WTC 9/11," Duke Residency
Steve Reich talks to The State of Things from NPR member station WUNC today about Kronos Quartet's premiere of his latest work, WTC 9/11, in an all-Reich program Saturday at Duke University, where Reich and Kronos are artists-in-residence this week. Saturday's concert includes all three quartets Reich has written for Kronos. The Quartet gives the NY premiere of WTC 9/11 in an all-Reich program at Carnegie Hall on April 30, with Bang on a Can All-Stars, Glenn Kotche, eighth blackbird, and So Percussion.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourMonday, March 14, 2011|0 comments
The SXSW Music Conference gets under way in Austin, Texas, this week as thousands of bands and music lovers from all over the world descend on the live-music capital for several days of non-stop music making. Nonesuch artists will be well represented among them, with a dozen performances to come from Emmylou Harris, Jessica Lea Mayfield (one of SPIN's 35 Must-Hear Acts at SXSW), and Wanda Jackson. Many of the events will be broadcast live on the radio and online for fans around the world to hear.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourFriday, March 11, 2011|0 comments
The Low Anthem plays the pasta sauce factory of Smart Flesh fame ... Carolina Chocolate Drops head home to North Carolina ... Shawn Colvin joins Loudon Wainwright III in New England ... Philip Glass Festival unfolds in Southern California ... Emmylou Harris celebrates Canadian Music Week ... Wanda Jackson plays her home state of Oklahoma ... k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang take to the streets of LA for John Varvatos benefit ... Jessica Lea Mayfield is in Texas for the 35 Conferette ... Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman, Timothy Andres play Carnegie Hall ... Randy Newman conquers Colorado ... Punch Brothers play in Alaska ... Stephen Sondheim receives the Olivier Special Award ... and more ...Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Weekend EventsOn TourFriday, March 11, 2011|0 commentsBrad Mehldau, Joshua Redman, Timothy Andres to Premiere Mehldau Piece at Carnegie Hall; BBC Calls His New Album "Excellent"
Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman, Timothy Andres and others join forces for the world premiere of Mehldau's Rock 'n' Roll Dances No. 3 and 4 at Carnegie Hall and at the Sanders Theatre in Cambridge this weekend; Mehldau and Andres also perform excerpts from Andres's Shy and Mighty. The BBC says of Mehldau's "excellent" new album, Live in Marciac: "After repeated hearings, the music sounds as fresh as ever ... His music is so rich that at times it is possible to believe two players are at work." All About Jazz says it "stands out as a signpost on Mehldau's evolutionary path." PopMatters calls it "100 minutes of pure uninterrupted piano virtuosity" through which "Mehldau is able to show off the full scope of his sickening talents."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News ReviewsOn TourThursday, March 10, 2011|0 commentsLaurie Anderson's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" Performance to Be Rebroadcast; Anderson Talks at New York's 92nd Street Y
Laurie Anderson's recent performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon will be rebroadcast tonight on NBC. She performed an excerpt of "Another Day in America," off her album Homeland, with her male alter ego, Fenway Bergamot, contributing vocals. Prefix, in a recap of the performance, says: "Anderson’s command of drama is still palpable. Respek!" She speaks about her work with Robert Storr, dean of the Yale University School of Art, at New York's 92nd Street Y tonight.