Wednesday, November 2, 2011|0 commentsRokia Traoré Gives NY Premiere of "Desdemona," Collaboration with Toni Morrison, Peter Sellars, at Lincoln Center
Desdemona, Rokia Traoré's theatrical collaboration with director Peter Sellars and novelist Toni Morrison, receives its NY premiere at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater tonight and tomorrow as part of the White Light Festival. The New York Times describes it as "an interactive narrative of words, music and song about Shakespeare’s doomed heroine, who speaks to the audience from the grave about the traumas of race, class, gender, war—and the transformative power of love." The Los Angeles Times calls it "astonishing ... a great, challenging, haunting and lasting work."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourMonday, October 31, 2011|0 commentsChris Thile & Michael Daves to Perform on Lincoln Center's "American Songbook" Series in January 2012
The line-up for the 2012 American Songbook series from Lincoln Center has been announced, and among the artists performing are mandolinist Chris Thile and guitarist Michael Daves. The duo will perform songs from their debut album, Sleep with One Eye Open, at The Allen Room in Frederick P. Rose Hall, overlooking New York's Central Park, on Thursday, January 12. Tickets are go on sale to the general public on November 14. Friends of Lincoln Center will be given early access on November 3.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist NewsOn TourFriday, October 28, 2011|0 comments
Laurie Anderson performs at Other Voices NYC: A Celebration of Music and Literature benefit concert ... Björk continues Biophilia residency in Reykjavik ... Carolina Chocolate Drops' Dom Flemons performs solo in Chicago ... Richard Goode joins the LA Philharmonic for Mozart ... Wanda Jackson tours Switzerland ... Gidon Kremer joins the Boston Symphony Orchestra for Schumann ... Audra McDonald performs two NY benefit concerts ... Pat Metheny Trio is in Budapest, as is Steve Reich ... Stephen Sondheim talks in Costa Mesa ... Rokia Traoré performs Desdemona in Berkeley ... and more ...Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Weekend EventsOn TourThursday, October 27, 2011|0 commentsBjörk Shares "Joy of a Magical Evening" in "Biophilia" Live Show (Wall Street Journal); "Stunning" (A.V. Club)
As Björk's fully sold-out Biophilia residency in Reykjavik continues, we are happy to announce that one lucky fan has won a trip for two to the closing-night performance on November 7. Congratulations to Justin Allan from Seattle! The Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog, reviewing the show, says Björk "gave a commanding performance ... sharing the joy of a magical evening." The Onion's A.V. Club says that "the mix of concert and performance art was easily summarized: stunning." The New York Times calls the larger Biophilia project "among the most creative, innovative and important new projects in popular culture."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News ReviewsOn TourWednesday, October 26, 2011|2 comments
Randy Newman will play three UK concerts as part of a European tour in February and March 2012 to coincide with the release of the CD/DVD album package Randy Newman: Live in London in November. The tour includes dates in Gateshead, Glasgow, and London, as well as cities in Belgium, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and Switzerland.