http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/cal-performances-2015-16-kronos-buena-vista-social-club-ndour-adams-andres-cooper-2015-04-21April 21, 2015|0 commentsCal Performances 2015–16 Season to Include Kronos Quartet, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, Youssou N'Dour; Works by John Adams, Timo Andres, Jacob Cooper
Cal Performances at the University of California, Berkeley, has announced its 2015–16 concert season, the organization's 110th, which will feature performances from artists and works by composers familiar to readers of the Nonesuch Journal: Kronos Quartet, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, Youssou N'Dour, John Adams, Timo Andres, and Jacob Cooper.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News On Tourjacob cooperhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/jacob-cooper-silver-threads-q2-music-best-2014-concert-event-nyc-2014-11-24November 24, 2014|0 comments
Composer Jacob Cooper's Nonesuch debut album, Silver Threads, will be featured in Best of 2014: New Music, an evening of live music and conversation presented by Q2 Music at The Greene Space in New York City December 2. Soprano Mellissa Hughes, who performs on the album, will perform excerpts from its eponymous six-song cycle and will also talk with host Nadia Sirota, as will Cooper and the evening's other performers and composers of what Q2 calls the "riveting, jaw-droppingly gorgeous new recordings" being presented.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsjacob cooperhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/jacob-cooper-nonesuch-records-debut-silver-threads-soprano-mellissa-hughes-out-now-2014-04-29April 29, 2014|0 comments
Jacob Cooper’s Nonesuch Records debut album, Silver Threads, is out now. The album comprises a six-song cycle performed by soprano Mellissa Hughes. Cooper wrote the title track for Hughes in 2011, setting a haiku attributed to Japanese poet Matsuo Bashō for voice and electronic track. To expand it into a full cycle (for voice and track), he enlisted five other poets to write text inspired by the haiku. Silver Threads is Album of the Week at WQXR's Q2 Music, which calls it "stylish, with a youthful energy." Hughes performs music from the album at (Le) Poisson Rouge in NYC on May 7.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist Newsjacob cooperhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nonesuch-releases-jacob-cooper-label-debut-silver-threads-april-29-2014-03-11March 11, 2014|0 commentsNonesuch Releases Jacob Cooper’s Label Debut, "Silver Threads," Featuring Soprano Mellissa Hughes, April 29
Nonesuch releases composer Jacob Cooper’s label debut, Silver Threads, on April 29, 2014. The album comprises a six-song cycle performed by soprano Mellissa Hughes. Cooper wrote the title track for Hughes in 2011, setting a haiku attributed to Japanese poet Matsuo Bashō for voice and electronic track. To expand it into a full cycle (for voice and track), he enlisted five other poets to write text inspired by the haiku. Nonesuch Store preorders include an instant download of the title track. Hughes performs selections from Silver Threads in NYC as part of her March 20 Lincoln Center American Songbook concert.