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Tigran Hamasyan, whose Nonesuch Records debut album, Mockroot, is due out on Tuesday, kicks off a tour of the US with a performance at the University of Chicago's Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts—his Chicago debut—on Friday. The tour continues through the month, with stops in Oakland, Santa Cruz, Los Angeles, and Cambridge, two nights in New York City, and two sets in College Park, Maryland.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourOn TourThursday, February 12, 2015|0 comments
David Byrne will curate 2015’s Meltdown Festival at Southbank Centre in London, August 17–28. Previous directors include Laurie Anderson, Patti Smith, David Bowie, Yoko Ono, Ray Davies, and Ornette Coleman. "This is going to be exciting," says Byrne. "I plan to invite performers I've seen—and I do get out—and others I've missed or have dreamed of seeing." The line-up will be announced in the coming months.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourOn TourFriday, February 6, 2015|0 comments
This Grammy weekend, Chris Thile, whose work is up for five awards, guests hosts A Prairie Home Companion with special musical guests Punch Brothers ... Alarm Will Sound joins Medeski, Martin & Wood in Boulder ... Timo Andres piece for Orpheus gets Carnegie Hall premiere ... Olivia Chaney kicks US tour in Cambridge ... Kronos Quartet is in Iowa ... Audra McDonald tours North Carolina ... Brad Mehldau tours France ... Sara Watkins, Rodney Crowell join Patty Griffin in London ... and more ...Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Weekend EventsOn TourThursday, February 5, 2015|1 comments
Rhiannon Giddens has announced her first solo tour for the spring. The shows begin March 28 at the Big Ears Festival and continue through June, with stops in cities and at festivals along the way, including NYC, Chicago, LA, and the Bonnaroo Music Festival. Giddens makes her solo television debut performing “Waterboy” from her new album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman on the album's release day, February 10.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourOn TourFriday, January 30, 2015|0 comments
Steve Reich, Stephen Sondheim take part in an evening of conversation and performance for Lincoln Center's American Songbook ... The Black Keys are on PBS's Austin City Limits ... Jeremy Denk takes a winter trip from Goldberg Variations in Florida to Winterreise in NYC ... Richard Goode joins LA Phil for Mozart ... Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica play La Folle Journée in France ... Audra McDonald makes her Spanish debut at Madrid's Teatro Real ... Brad Mehldau tours France ... Conor Oberst plays Mexico City ... Sara Watkins, Rodney Crowell join Patty Griffin for Celtic Connections' Transatlantic Sessions in Glasgow ...