Friday, June 14, 2013
Bombino, Fatoumata Diawara, Amadou & Mariam, Björk perform at Bonnaroo ... Amadou & Mariam, Bombino, Laurie Anderson give free performances at Luminato ... Alarm Will Sound kicks off Bang on a Can Marathon, previews Steve Reich's Radio Rewrite at the Guggenheim with the composer on hand ... Sam Amidon plays Philadelphia ... Carolina Chocolate Drops are in Virginia ... Jeremy Denk performs at the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival ... Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell kick off North American tour in Santa Fe ... Audra McDonald performs in the Berkshires ... Randy Newman celebrates film music in New Jersey ... and more ...
Thursday, June 13, 2013
On Tuesday, June 11, Nonesuch Records Senior Vice President David Bither was honored at the annual Bang on a Can Benefit and presented with the organization’s 2013 Visionary Award. The special event included an intimate concert featuring Bang on a Can’s Asphalt Orchestra, violinist Todd Reynolds, Bang on a Can All-Star David Cossin with Wilco's Glenn Kotche, Devendra Banhart, and Carolina Chocolate Drops. The evening brought moving tributes from Nonesuch President Bob Hurwitz and Bither’s brother Philip. Here are the remarks David Bither gave in accepting the award.
Friday, June 7, 2013
Pat Metheny Unity Band, James Farm, and Brad Mehldau Trio headline the BMW Jazz Festival in Brazil ... Sam Amidon plays in LA ... Devendra Banhart tours East Coast ... Björk concludes LA Biophilia residency ... Bombino tours Midwest .. Jeremy Denk performs in Slovenia ... Adam Guettel tours Australia ... Emmylou Harris hosts Woofstock benefit in Nashville ... Gidon Kremer concludes China tour ... Audra McDonald performs in Michigan, presents at the Tony Awards ... and more ...
Friday, May 31, 2013
Devendra Banhart continues the Midwestern leg of his tour with shows in Chicago and Detroit and performs on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic ... John Adams conducts the NSO and Jeremy Denk at The Kennedy Center ... Björk brings Biophilia to LA ... Bombino plays two sets at Wakarusa Festival ... Carolina Chocolate Drops play festivals in Ohio and Virginia ... Richard Goode plays Beethoven in London ... Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell close out European tour in Hamburg ... Iron and Wine continues its European tour ... Gidon Kremer tours China ... Natalie Merchant headlines benefit concert for victims of domestic violence in upstate NY ... and more ...
Friday, May 24, 2013
This Memorial Day weekend, John Adams concludes his week-long residency at the Library of Congress in DC with two concerts ... Sam Amidon closes out UK tour ... Devendra Banhart, Bombino play Sasquatch! ... Björk brings Biophilia to Bay Area ... Carolina Chocolate Drops play two festivals ... Nataly Dawn, Joshua Redman give gigs in Germany ... Richard Goode performs Beethoven in Belgium ... Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell sing in Scandinavia ... Pat Metheny Unity Band has sold-out Tokyo residency ... Punch Brothers perform at Spoleto ... Rokia Traoré closes out UK tour ...
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Nonesuch President Bob Hurwitz Gives Keynote Address for Mannes College The New School for Music 2013 Recognition Ceremony
Nonesuch Records President Bob Hurwitz gave the Keynote Address at the Recognition Ceremony celebrating the Mannes College The New School for Music Class of 2013, held earlier today at the school’s campus in New York City. Here are his remarks.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Iron and Wine closes out East Coast tour in Boston, Portland, and upstate New York ... Sam Amidon launches Europe tour with two Dutch festivals ... Devendra Banhart is in Santa Cruz ... The Black Keys headline KROQ Weenie Roast ... Bombino closes out European tour in Portugal ... Carolina Chocolate Drops join Dave Matthews Band in Texas ... Shawn Colvin, Mary Chapin Carpenter play Mountain Stage ... Nataly Dawn tours UK with Lord Huron ... Dawn Upshaw gives NY premiere of Donnacha Dennehy's That the Night Come at Carnegie Hall ... Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell tour Netherlands ... Audra McDonald makes New Orleans debut ... HBO airs Randy Newman's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ... Joshua Redman is in France ... Sara Watkins concludes West Coast tour ... and more ...
Friday, May 10, 2013
The inaugural BottleRock Napa Valley Festival runs through the weekend, including performances from The Black Keys, Iron and Wine, and Carolina Chocolate Drops ... Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet perform her Landfall in New Jersey ... Timothy Andres plays Philip Glass in London ... Devendra Banhart tours Southern California ... Shawn Colvin & Mary Chapin Carpenter duet in the Northeast ... Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell tour the UK ... Gidon Kremer performs in the Czech Republic ... Joshua Redman tours Europe ... Chris Thile & Michael Daves tour the West Coast ... Rokia Traoré plays European festival sets ... Sara Watkins tours California ... and more ...
Friday, May 3, 2013
The Black Keys play two shows in Tennessee before helping to close out New Orleans Jazz Fest ... Kronos Quartet premieres new works at Carnegie Hall ... Jeremy Denk joins Renée Fleming at Carnegie Hall ... Devendra Banhart kicks off tour in Colorado ... Bombino plays Belgium and Germany ... Lianne La Havas is at Cheltenham Jazz Festival ... Gidon Kremer joins Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich ... Brad Mehldau Trio and The Bad Plus with Joshua Redman perform in LA ... Sara Watkins kicks off tour of US West ... and more ...
Friday, April 26, 2013
Brad Mehldau holds residency at the new SFJAZZ Center, performing with Kevin Hays, Mark Guiliana, and his Trio ... The Black Keys launch four-city tour with special guests The Flaming Lips in Kansas City ... New Orleans Jazz Fest gets under way with Dr. John, Joshua Redman, Allen Toussaint ... Fatoumata Diawara performs at New Orleans' House of Blues ... Bombino continues European tour in Oslo ... Carolina Chocolate Drops play sold-out shows in Wisconsin ... Shawn Colvin, Mary Chapin Carpenter are out west ... Richard Goode performs Beethoven in Georgia ... Iron and Wine is on Jimmy Fallon ... Lianne La Havas is at Tobago Jazz Festival ... Gidon Kremer performs in Paris and back home in Riga ... Kronos Quartet plays in Portsmouth ... Rokia Traoré is on Jools Holland ...