Natalie Merchant to Perform Bard College Benefit Concert, Previewed with WKZE "Parlour Session"
Natalie Merchant performs a benefit concert for the Bard College Conservatory of Music Saturday night. She will be joined by the conservatory orchestra in performing songs from her latest album, Leave Your Sleep, and throughout her career. Merchant will preview the event with an intimate, live "Parlour Session," broadcast on WKZE today at noon. She recently spoke about the Bard event with WAMC, which calls Leave Your Sleep "just plain beautiful."
Natalie Merchant performs a special one-off concert at the Fisher Center's Sosnoff Theater at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, Saturday night. Merchant will be joined by the Bard College Conservatory of Music Orchestra and conductor James Bagwell in performing songs from her 2010 Nonesuch debut album, Leave Your Sleep, as well as favorite songs from throughout her career. This special concert is a benefit for the Bard College Conservatory of Music's Scholarship Fund and the Preparatory Division.
You can catch a sneak peek of what's to come when Merchant performs an intimate live set at the historic Elmendorph Inn in Red Hook, New York, today at 12 PM ET, as part of local radio station WKZE's Parlour Session series. Tune in to WKZE to hear the session broadcast live online at wkze.com.
Natalie Merchant recently appeared on public radio station WAMC, out of Albany, New York, to talk about this weekend's concert. In his introduction to the interview, WAMC host Joe Donahue describes Leave Your Sleep as "just plain beautiful." You can listen to that segment at publicbroadcasting.net.
For more information on Saturday's concert and the Bard College Conservatory, visit fishercenter.bard.edu. To pick up a copy of Leave Your Sleep, with high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s of the complete album included at checkout, head to the Nonesuch Store now.
Friday, February 17, 2017Friday, February 17, 2017
Shye Ben Tzur and the Rajasthan Express will perform music from their album Junun as the opening act for Radiohead in select cities on the band's sold-out European tour: at the Spektrum in Oslo on June 6 and 7, Ericsson Globe in Stockholm on June 9, 3 Arena in Dublin on June 20, and Manchester Arena on July 4 and 5. Ben Tzur and the Rajasthan Express will also perform at the Primavera Sound festival in Barcelona on June 3 and Best Kept Secret in the Netherlands on June 18. The Times of London calls Junun "intriguing, sinuous, and essential listening."
Thursday, February 16, 2017Thursday, February 16, 2017
Rhiannon Giddens's new album, Freedom Highway, is due next Friday, February 24. But you don't need to wait till then to hear it: the album is streaming in full here as an NPR First Listen. It's a "rich collection, the latest chapter in the 40-year-old master folklorist, banjo virtuoso and vocal powerhouse's epic retelling of our history with its sins and sorrows—and joy born of resilience—fully reinstated," says NPR. "[H]ope comes back to life in Giddens' music."Journal Topics: Artist News