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Lianne La Havas unveils new music at Afropunk Fest in Brooklyn ... John Adams's I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky gets LA premiere ... Louis Andriessen’s De Materie is performed in Germany ... Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica play three nights at Switzerland's Sion Music Festival ... k.d. lang performs surrounded by the Rockies in Colorado for the Wake Up Festival ... Nickel Creek tours Texas ... Conor Oberst concludes his European tour in Portugal ... and more ...Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Weekend EventsOn TourWednesday, August 20, 2014|0 comments
John Adams’s 1995 "songplay" I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky receives its long-overdue LA premiere in a Long Beach Opera performance at the Ford Amphitheatre on Saturday. The piece, with a libretto by the late poet June Jordan, uses the 1994 Northridge, California, earthquake as a starting point to explore race, gender, and immigration issues among young Angelenos. Nonesuch Records released the recording of Ceiling/Sky in 1998, featuring Audra McDonald, among others.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourOn TourTuesday, August 19, 2014|1 comments
Saxophonist Joshua Redman’s trio, featuring Reuben Rogers on bass and Gregory Hutchinson on drums—which can be heard on Redman’s recent Nonesuch release, Trios Live—will tour the US this fall. The tour kicks off with two sets at Catalina’s in LA on September 29 and makes stops across the country, including multi-night residencies in San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, NYC, St. Louis, and Washington, DC’s Blues Alley, where the trio recorded the new album. (Trios Live also includes tracks recorded at NYC’s Jazz Standard with Matt Penman on bass.)Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On TourOn TourFriday, August 15, 2014|0 comments
Sam Amidon and Bill Frisell close out the Kilkenny Arts Festival in Ireland ... Louis Andriessen’s De Materie gets German premiere ... The Black Keys’ performance on Late Show with David Letterman re-airs ... Bombino tours Italy ... Carolina Chocolate Drops play UK, Netherlands festivals ... Emmylou Harris gives benefit concert in Nashville... Iron and Wine is in Dallas ... Randy Newman plays Rocky Mountain Folks Fest ... Nickel Creek tour mid-Atlantic ... Conor Oberst is in Germany ... Robert Plant plays Summer Sonic Festival in Japan ... and more ...Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Weekend EventsOn TourFriday, August 8, 2014|0 comments
John Adams’s Saxophone Concerto receives West Coast premiere with saxophonist Timothy McAllister at Cabrillo Festival ... Bombino tours Europe ... Carolina Chocolate Drops play home state of North Carolina ... Emmylou Harris, Shawn Colvin play benefit in Aspen ... Iron and Wine is at Hollywood Bowl ... Kronos Quartet launches concert season in northern California ... Pat Metheny Unity Group closes out US summer tour ... Nickel Creek tours out West ... Conor Oberst plays European festivals ... Robert Plant headlines at Glastonbury Abbey ... Joshua Redman tours East Coast with The Bad Plus ... and more ...