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Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of April 29–May 1

  • Friday, April 29, 2011
    Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of April 29–May 1

    The worldwide celebrations of Steve Reich's 75th birth year come to New York this weekend with Music of Steve Reich, an all-Reich concert at Carnegie Hall Saturday night featuring the New York City premiere of his latest piece, WTC 9/11, performed by Kronos Quartet, for whom he wrote the piece. Also on the program are the area premieres of Mallet Quartet and 2x5 and a performance of Reich's Pulitzer Prize-winning piece Double Sextet. In addition to Kronos Quartet, performers include Bang on a Can All-Stars and Friends, with Glenn Kotche; eighth blackbird; and So Percussion.

    On Sunday night, (Le) Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village hosts a screening of Phase to Face, the 2009 documentary on Reich's music, with a Q+A with the composer and the film's director, Eric Darmon.

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    Laurie Anderson emcees Poetry: The Second Skin at the 92nd Street Y's Unterberg Poetry Center in New York City, as part of the PEN World Voices Festival. Anderson has curated the event, which explores the porous borders between poetry and music. The multimedia event showcases the talents of a unique line-up of poets from Scotland, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Israel, Germany, Georgia, Poland, Denmark, and the US, along with surprise guests. The PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, chaired by Salman Rushdie, is taking place all this week in New York City.

    On Saturday, Anderson performs her Transitory Life at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, New York, for Soundout for Scholarships, a concert to benefit Woodstock Day School.

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    Timothy Andres's music is the focus of the Keyed Up Music Project performance at the Tenri Cultural Institute in New York on Saturday. Andres will be joined by fellow pianist Marc Peloquin for a performance of excerpts from his Nonesuch debut album, Shy and Mighty, along with works by Ives and Mahler.

    Andres performed on WNYC's Soundcheck earlier this week, described by host John Schaefer as a "composer to watch." You can listen to the segment here:

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    Carolina Chocolate Drops perform two shows in Virginia this weekend: at Daleville Town Center in Daleville with the Honey Dew Drops on Saturday and The National in Richmond on Sunday.

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    Emmylou Harris follows a week's celebration of the release of her latest Nonesuch album, Hard Bargain, with two performances in Norway this weekend: at the Sentrum Scene in Oslo on Saturday and Grieghallen in Bergen for the Bergenfest on Sunday.

    Harris is featured on today's episode of NPR's All Things Considered. She joins Steve Earle on this week's episode of his Hardcore Troubadour Radio show on Sirius XM Outlaw Country, featuring solo performances of songs from Hard Bargain and a very special duet on "Ft. Worth Blues." Tune in Saturday 9 pm ET, Sunday 9 am ET, Monday 1 am ET, Tuesday 8 pm ET and Thursday midnight ET.

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    Kronos Quartet precedes Saturday's performance of Steve Reich's WTC 9/11 at Carnegie Hall with a performance with Homayun Sakhi, a master of the Afghan rubab, at the Houston International Festival in Houston, Texas, tonight.

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    Wanda Jackson is back on the road and on the go out West every day this weekend, starting with a show at Plush in Tucson, Arizona, tonight, followed by a Saturday night set at the Rhythm Room in Phoenix. She closes out the weekend on the Palomino Stage of the Stagecoach Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.

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    k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang follow suit, closing out the Stagecoach Festival's Palomino Stage with songs from their recent Nonesuch release, Sing it Loud, Sunday night.

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    The Low Anthem are in a festive mood as well, performing on the New Orleans Jazz Fest's Gentilly Stage at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans Saturday afternoon

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    Jessica Lea Mayfield follows this morning's performance on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic with a show at the Troubadour in West Hollywood tonight, then heads north to play at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco on Saturday. Nathaniel Rateliff opens both nights.
       
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    Punch Brothers takes part in the second-annual L.A. Bluegrass Situation, curated by Ed Helms, a friend and fan of the band, with a sold-out show at Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles tonight. They perform a Saturday afternoon set on the Mustang Stage of the Stagecoach Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, then head home to New York for a free Sunday afternoon show at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center on Staten Island as part of the Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert series.

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    Dawn Upshaw performs at the New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall tonight, accompanied by pianist Stephen Prutsman, as part of the Celebrity Series of Boston. On the program are two dozen works from Upshaw's award-winning Nonesuch discography, spanning four centuries of musical expression, including selections by Purcell, Schubert, Fauré, Messiaen, Rachmaninoff, Monteverdi, Bartók, Weill, Warlock, Mozart, Dowland, and more.

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    Sara Watkins follows last night's performance with her brother Sean and the Watkins Family Hour with three more shows on her tour with the Decemberists: at the House of Blues in Dallas, Texas, tonight; Stubb's in Austin on Saturday; and an evening spot on the Sheraton New Orleans Fais Do-Do Stage at New Orleans Jazz Fest on Sunday.

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on April 29, 2011 - 4:19pm
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Carnegie Hall celebrates Steve Reich's 75th with an all-Reich concert featuring the NY premiere of WTC 9/11 performed by Kronos Quartet ... Laurie Anderson emcees Poetry: The Second Skin at NY's PEN World Voices Festival ... Timothy Andres plays from Shy and Mighty in NYC ... Carolina Chocolate Drops have two shows in Virginia ... Emmylou Harris heads to Norway ...  Wanda Jackson, k.d. lang, Punch Brothers play the Stagecoach Festival ... The Low Anthem, Sara Watkins play New Orleans Jazz Fest ... Jessica Lea Mayfield is in California ... Dawn Upshaw sings in Boston ... and more ...

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The worldwide celebrations of Steve Reich's 75th birth year come to New York this weekend with Music of Steve Reich, an all-Reich concert at Carnegie Hall Saturday night featuring the New York City premiere of his latest piece, WTC 9/11, performed by Kronos Quartet, for whom he wrote the piece. Also on the program are the area premieres of Mallet Quartet and 2x5 and a performance of Reich's Pulitzer Prize-winning piece Double Sextet. In addition to Kronos Quartet, performers include Bang on a Can All-Stars and Friends, with Glenn Kotche; eighth blackbird; and So Percussion.

On Sunday night, (Le) Poisson Rouge in Greenwich Village hosts a screening of Phase to Face, the 2009 documentary on Reich's music, with a Q+A with the composer and the film's director, Eric Darmon.

---

Laurie Anderson emcees Poetry: The Second Skin at the 92nd Street Y's Unterberg Poetry Center in New York City, as part of the PEN World Voices Festival. Anderson has curated the event, which explores the porous borders between poetry and music. The multimedia event showcases the talents of a unique line-up of poets from Scotland, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Israel, Germany, Georgia, Poland, Denmark, and the US, along with surprise guests. The PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, chaired by Salman Rushdie, is taking place all this week in New York City.

On Saturday, Anderson performs her Transitory Life at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, New York, for Soundout for Scholarships, a concert to benefit Woodstock Day School.

---

Timothy Andres's music is the focus of the Keyed Up Music Project performance at the Tenri Cultural Institute in New York on Saturday. Andres will be joined by fellow pianist Marc Peloquin for a performance of excerpts from his Nonesuch debut album, Shy and Mighty, along with works by Ives and Mahler.

Andres performed on WNYC's Soundcheck earlier this week, described by host John Schaefer as a "composer to watch." You can listen to the segment here:

---

Carolina Chocolate Drops perform two shows in Virginia this weekend: at Daleville Town Center in Daleville with the Honey Dew Drops on Saturday and The National in Richmond on Sunday.

---

Emmylou Harris follows a week's celebration of the release of her latest Nonesuch album, Hard Bargain, with two performances in Norway this weekend: at the Sentrum Scene in Oslo on Saturday and Grieghallen in Bergen for the Bergenfest on Sunday.

Harris is featured on today's episode of NPR's All Things Considered. She joins Steve Earle on this week's episode of his Hardcore Troubadour Radio show on Sirius XM Outlaw Country, featuring solo performances of songs from Hard Bargain and a very special duet on "Ft. Worth Blues." Tune in Saturday 9 pm ET, Sunday 9 am ET, Monday 1 am ET, Tuesday 8 pm ET and Thursday midnight ET.

---

Kronos Quartet precedes Saturday's performance of Steve Reich's WTC 9/11 at Carnegie Hall with a performance with Homayun Sakhi, a master of the Afghan rubab, at the Houston International Festival in Houston, Texas, tonight.

---

Wanda Jackson is back on the road and on the go out West every day this weekend, starting with a show at Plush in Tucson, Arizona, tonight, followed by a Saturday night set at the Rhythm Room in Phoenix. She closes out the weekend on the Palomino Stage of the Stagecoach Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.

---

k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang follow suit, closing out the Stagecoach Festival's Palomino Stage with songs from their recent Nonesuch release, Sing it Loud, Sunday night.

---

The Low Anthem are in a festive mood as well, performing on the New Orleans Jazz Fest's Gentilly Stage at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans Saturday afternoon

---

Jessica Lea Mayfield follows this morning's performance on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic with a show at the Troubadour in West Hollywood tonight, then heads north to play at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco on Saturday. Nathaniel Rateliff opens both nights.
   
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Punch Brothers takes part in the second-annual L.A. Bluegrass Situation, curated by Ed Helms, a friend and fan of the band, with a sold-out show at Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles tonight. They perform a Saturday afternoon set on the Mustang Stage of the Stagecoach Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, then head home to New York for a free Sunday afternoon show at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center on Staten Island as part of the Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert series.

---

Dawn Upshaw performs at the New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall tonight, accompanied by pianist Stephen Prutsman, as part of the Celebrity Series of Boston. On the program are two dozen works from Upshaw's award-winning Nonesuch discography, spanning four centuries of musical expression, including selections by Purcell, Schubert, Fauré, Messiaen, Rachmaninoff, Monteverdi, Bartók, Weill, Warlock, Mozart, Dowland, and more.

---

Sara Watkins follows last night's performance with her brother Sean and the Watkins Family Hour with three more shows on her tour with the Decemberists: at the House of Blues in Dallas, Texas, tonight; Stubb's in Austin on Saturday; and an evening spot on the Sheraton New Orleans Fais Do-Do Stage at New Orleans Jazz Fest on Sunday.

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Kronos Quartet and Steve Reich 2011

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