http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/brooklyn-academy-music-bam-launches-nonesuch-records-bam-label-50th-anniversary-2014-09-08September 08, 2014|2 comments
The Brooklyn Academy of Music's wide-ranging series of concerts and events Nonesuch Records at BAM: Celebrating a Label Without Labels, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Nonesuch Records, kicks off Tuesday night with the first of three consecutive nights of concerts from Philip Glass and Steve Reich plus a separate solo set from Brad Mehldau and continues through September 28. The New York Times says the series "reflects the broad curiosity and high standard of a label that has had notable successes ... with no guiding criteria other than instinct and taste." In conjunction with these events, BAMcinématek presents Nonesuch Records on Film, a salute to the label’s rich catalogue of movie soundtracks.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Tourdawn upshawhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/brooklyn-academy-of-music-presents-nonesuch-records-at-bam-50th-anniversary-2014-05-13May 13, 2014|1 commentsBrooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Presents "Nonesuch Records at BAM" for Label's 50th Anniversary, With 23 Evenings of Music
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Nonesuch Records, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) presents a wide-ranging series of concerts, September 9–28. Part of the 2014 Next Wave Festival, these diverse engagements—featuring 23 evenings of music—underscore the longstanding relationship between Nonesuch artists and BAM. Performs include Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Timo Andres, Brad Mehldau, Chris Thile, Dawn Upshaw, Alarm Will Sound performing works by John Adams, Youssou N'Dour, Rhiannon Giddens, Devendra Banhart, Stephin Merritt, Iron and Wine, Kronos Quartet, Natalie Merchant, Sam Amidon, Olivia Chaney, Laurie Anderson, Rokia Traoré, Toumani & Sidiki Diabaté, Caetano Veloso, and Robert Plant.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News News On Tourdawn upshawhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/music-donnacha-dennehy-nonesuch-album-gra-agus-bas-receive-us-ny-premieres-2013-05-13May 13, 2013|0 commentsMusic from Donnacha Dennehy's Nonesuch Album "Grá agus Bás" to Receive US, NY Premieres at Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall
The music of Donnacha Dennehy's 2011 Nonesuch debut album Grá agus Bás, which NPR called "a revelation," will be performed by the artists featured on the album—Crash Ensemble led by conductor Alan Pierson with vocalists Iarla O’Lionáird on the title piece and Dawn Upshaw on the song cycle That the Night Come—at The Kennedy Center this Tuesday and in Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall on Friday. The concerts mark the US and New York premieres of That the Night Come.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newsdawn upshawhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/dawn-upshaw-receive-2012-opera-news-award-2012-08-10August 10, 2012|0 comments
Dawn Upshaw has been named one of five honorees to receive the 2012 Opera News Awards, which will be presented at a gala ceremony in New York City on April 21, 2013, to benefit the education programs of the Metropolitan Opera Guild. “Dawn Upshaw represents the highest ideals of pristine musicianship, intellectual curiosity, and artistic integrity," says Opera News. She spoke with CBC Music about the award and more, including her Nonesuch recording of Górecki's Symphony No. 3, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsdawn upshawhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/carnegie-hall-announces-2012-2013-season-featuring-performances-works-several-nonesuch-arrtists-2012-01-30January 30, 2012|0 comments
Carnegie Hall has announced its 2012–13 season, and featured among the performers taking the esteemed hall's stages are a number of artists familiar to readers of the Nonesuch Journal, including Kronos Quartet, Richard Goode, Dawn Upshaw, and Alarm Will Sound, as well as world and New York premiere performances of works by Steve Reich, Timothy Andres, and Donnacha Dennehy. In addition, John Adams will lead a Professional Training Workshop for emerging talents through Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newsdawn upshawhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/donnacha-dennehy-gra-agus-bas-npr-music-25-favorite-albums-of-2011-a-revelation-2011-06-14June 14, 2011|0 comments
Donnacha Dennehy's Nonesuch debut album, Grá agus Bás, has been named one of NPR Music's 25 Favorite Albums of the 2011 (So Far). NPR's Anastasia Tsioulcas calls it "a revelation." She describes the title piece as "haunting and utterly bracing"; the second piece, That the Night Come, was set for "Upshaw and her silvery, glistening voice in bracing, rich, complex and just plain gorgeous displays." Tsioulcas will "be listening to this for a long time to come."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsdawn upshawhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/dawn-upshaw-kicks-off-ojai-music-festival-music-director-her-voice-like-ray-light-la-times-2011-06-09June 09, 2011|0 commentsDawn Upshaw Kicks Off Ojai Music Festival As Music Director; "Her Voice Is Like a Ray of Light in a Forest" (LA Times)
Dawn Upshaw helps kick off the 2011 Ojai Music Festival tonight. She is the music director of this year's festival, which runs through Sunday, June 12, and marks the soprano's fourth appearance at the Southern California festival. Festival highlights include Upshaw's performance of Crumb’s The Winds of Destiny and the world premiere of Maria Schneider's Winter Morning Walks. The Los Angeles Times says "her voice is like a ray of light in a forest. Its luminous tone is proof that some things in the world can never be manufactured."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newsdawn upshawhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/donnacha-dennehy-remarkable-gra-agus-bas-earns-5-stars-guardian-la-times-rapturous-2011-05-20May 20, 2011|0 commentsDonnacha Dennehy's "Remarkable" "Grá agus Bás" Earns Five Stars in the Guardian; LA Times Calls it "Rapturous"
Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy's Grá agus Bás receives a perfect five stars from the Guardian, which calls the title piece "remarkable ... a piece of startling freshness." That the Night Come, also on the new album and sung by Dawn Upshaw, "is exquisitely shaped and perfectly conceived for Upshaw's voice." Los Angeles Times music critic Mark Swed calls the title piece "rapturous" and says "Upshaw gets at the heart of Yeats’ sad, haunted beauty" of That the Night Come.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviewsdawn upshawhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/donnacha-dennehys-gra-agus-bas-ecstatic-vision-set-dreamscape-sound-washington-post-2011-05-16May 16, 2011|0 commentsDonnacha Dennehy's "Grá agus Bás" "An Ecstatic Vision Set in a Dreamscape of Sound" (Washington Post)
Donnacha Dennehy's Nonesuch debut album, Grá agus Bás, is "a serious exploration of an Irish folk-music idiom, teased out into a range of fresh sounds," says the Washington Post, which describes the title piece as "an ecstatic vision set in a dreamscape of sound" and says Dawn Upshaw, featured on the song cycle That the Night Come, "has another winner here."Audiophile Audition gives the album four-and-a-half stars, calling it "an absolutely mesmerizing introduction" to Dennehy's music. "This music is nearly impossible to describe. You simply must experience it ..."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviewsdawn upshawhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/donnacha-dennehy-gra-agus-bas-featured-npr-weekend-edition-2011-05-02May 02, 2011|0 comments
Donnacha Dennehy's Grá agus Bás is due out tomorrow. The album—which includes the title piece, inspired by sean-nós "old style" Irish vocal music, as well as the composer’s song cycle That the Night Come, comprising six settings of poems by W.B. Yeats—was featured on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday. "The singer's plaintive cries sound very much like phrases from Irish folk music," says NPR of the title piece, "while the accompaniment features a kind of pulsating minimalist shimmer." Hear the inspirations behind the album pieces and writing for singers Iarla O’Lionáird and Dawn Upshaw.