Thursday, October 22, 2015|0 commentsRhiannon Giddens to Perform on A+E, iHeartRadio's "Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America"
Rhiannon Giddens will take part in "Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America" on Friday, November 20, at 8 PM ET/PT. The concert will be recorded at The Shrine Auditorium in LA on Wednesday, November 18. The two-hour special event will air across A+E Networks and iHeartRadio music stations across the US. Giddens will join artists including Zac Brown Band, Eric Church, Jamie Foxx, Tori Kelly, John Legend, Miguel, Pink, Jill Scott, Ed Sheeran, Sia, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, and Pharrell Williams for the event, including a once-in-a-lifetime series of duets, focused on creating reconciliation and positive change in local communities.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Tour TelevisionOn TourTuesday, October 20, 2015|0 comments
The line-up for the 2016 Big Ears Festival has been announced, and featured among the performers are several artists familiar to readers of the Nonesuch Journal: Laurie Anderson and Philip Glass, Olivia Chaney, Sam Amidon, Nico Muhly, and Bombino. Big Ears will be held at venues throughout downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, March 31–April 2, 2016. Weekend passes and daily tickets for the 2016 Big Ears Festival will go on sale this Friday, October 23, at 12 PM ET.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourOn TourFriday, October 16, 2015|0 comments
Kronos Quartet, Sam Amidon celebrate the opening of St. Anne’s Warehouse in Brooklyn … John Adams leads European premiere of his Scheherazade.2 … The Bad Plus Joshua Redman tours Midwest … Tyondai Braxton plays Toronto … Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club takes its "Adios" tour to Texas … Jeremy Denk performs in Canada … Richard Goode joins LA Chamber Orchestra … Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell bring the latest leg of their US tour to a close … Lianne La Havas is in LA … Audra McDonald plays Peoria … Randy Newman visits Belgium … Conor Oberst gives free hometown show … Rokia Traoré performs Desdemona in Melbourne … Junun screens at Rome Film Festival and in San Francisco … and more …Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Weekend EventsOn TourThursday, October 15, 2015|0 comments
The Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club will perform at The White House this afternoon in celebration of Hispanic Heritage month. A delegation of about 500 dignitaries and politicians from around the world will be hosted by President Barack Obama. The event is due to stream live at whitehouse.gov/live. Led by members of the original, Grammy Award–winning Buena Vista Social Club band, the Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club will be the first Cuban musical group to perform at The White House in more than 50 years.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourOn TourWednesday, October 14, 2015|0 comments
Kronos Quartet leads a weeklong workshop at Carnegie Hall April 9–15, 2016, open to student and young professional string quartets aged 18–35 to explore new works commissioned as part of Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire. The tuition-free workshop culminates in a public performance at Zankel Hall and will also focus on several of Kronos’s signature works. The application deadline is November 17, 2015. Kronos performs at Zankel Hall on April 2. The group performs at the St. Ann's Warehouse opening in Brooklyn this Saturday and the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Manhattan on Tuesday.