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Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of December 14–17

  • Friday, December 14, 2012
    Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of December 14–17

    Emmylou Harris plays the third annual Miracle on Music Row benefit for Harris's Bonaparte's Retreat Dog Rescue at O.liv Body Bar in Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday. Harris hosts the day-long event, which also includes performances by Sam Bush, Mike Farris, John Hiatt, Buddy Miller, Kimmie Rhodes, and Rodney Crowell, with whom she releases a new duets album, Old Yellow Moon, on Nonesuch on February 26.

    Old Yellow Moon, the first official collaboration from Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell since Crowell joined Harris’ Hot Band in 1975, is now available to pre-order in the Nonesuch Store with an instant download of the opening track, "Hanging Up My Heart."

    Emmylou Harris heads to California next week to join Rufus and Martha Wainwright for their Christmas 101 benefit in Oakland and Los Angeles to benefit the Kate McGarrigle Foundation. Harris contributed to the 2005 Nonesuch release The McGarrigle Christmas Hour and joined the family for live Christmas shows then and since.

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    The Black Keys—who closed out their European tour with the second of two consecutive nights at London's O2 Arena last night—join The Rolling Stones on stage for the Stones' final “50 and Counting” concert, at The Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on Saturday. The special “One More Shot” event will be telecast live via pay-per-view at 9 PM EST / 6 PM PST. It will also be available to stream online at rollingstones.com/watch. Says Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney: “It’s an honor to be asked to play a tune with one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time.”

    The Black Keys ring in the New Year with two shows at the Hard Rock Café in Las Vegas, December 30 and 31.

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    John Adams's 2000 nativity oratorio, El Niño, receives its Canadian premiere with a Vancouver Bach Choir performance at Vancouver's Orpheum Theatre on Saturday. The Los Angeles Times has called the piece “Adams’s most powerful and affecting and sublimely assured music.” Featured performers include countertenors Daniel Bubeck, Steven Rickards, and Brian Cummings; mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó; baritone Gregory Dahl; and soprano Jessica Rivera, who can be heard on the Nonesuch recording of Adams's latest opera, A Flowering Tree.

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    Shawn Colvin closes out her 2012 tour schedule with three performances on the US East Coast this weekend: at StageOne in Fairfield, Connecticut, tonight; the Landis Theatre in Vineland, New Jersey, tomorrow; and the Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall in Buffalo, New York, on Sunday. Colvin continues her tour in January, starting with a spot on the sold-out Cayamo cruise, followed by a number of dates in California.

    The Buffalo News' Jeff Miers, previewing Sunday's show, writes: "An eye and an ear for the intimate detail, a tendency toward both understatement and honest expression, and the ability to unearth the universal resonance in the personal and particular—these traits have marked Colvin’s work from her 1989 debut through this year’s Buddy Miller-produced roots music tour de force, All Fall Down."

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    Jeremy Denk performs three concerts with the San Diego Symphony led by conductor Jahja Ling at Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego tonight, Saturday, and Sunday. The program includes Verdi’s Overture to La forza del destino; Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467, “Elvira Madigan”; and Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14.

    The New York Times, reviewing Denk's concerts with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center last week, describes it as "exhilarating."

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    The Barbican in London joins the year-long celebration of composer Philip Glass's 75th birthday with two special events this weekend: a screening of Godfrey Reggio's 1982 film Koyaanisqatsi set to a live performance of Glass's score by the Philip Glass Ensemble and Britten Sinfonia in Barbican Hall tonight, and a sold-out concert of Glass's works—including selections from Music in 12 Parts, CIVIL warS, Koyaanisqatsi, and more—by the Philip Glass Ensemble at Union Chapel on Saturday. The composer will also participate in a pre-show talk before the Koyaanisqatsi performance this evening in Frobisher Auditorium 1 exclusively for Barbican's Red and Orange Members.

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    Gidon Kremer closes out his 2012 tour in three performances in Belgium with the National Orchestra of Belgium led by conductor Andrey Boreyko: at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels tonight and Sunday and the Théâtre du Manège in Mons on Saturday. The program includes Guillaume Lekeu’s Adagio for string orchestra, Victor Kissine’s Violin Concerto, and Alexander Von Zemlinsky’s La petite sirène.

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    As noted earlier today in the Nonesuch Journal, The Hard Nut, Mark Morris's 1991 retelling of the classic tale of The Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffmann, returns to the Bay Area for the first time in three years, with a seven-performance run at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley, California, starting tonight and running through Sunday, December 23. The Mark Morris Dance Group will be joined by members of the Berkeley Symphony, led by conductor George Cleve, for the performances with the Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir under the direction of Robert Geary. For the first time in Berkeley, Morris will take on the role of Dr. Stahlbaum/King. In addition to tonight's opening, this weekend brings performances Saturday and Sunday afternoons as well as an evening performance on Saturday.

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    Jessica Lea Mayfield and her brother David Mayfield brings their Sibling Rivalry Tour to a close with a performance at the Kent Stage in their home town of Kent, Ohio, tonight. Jessica brings her 2012 concert calendar to a close in two performances at City Winery in Chicago later this month, opening for Rhett Miller.

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    Rokia Traoré performs at Centrum Kultury Zamek in Poznan, Poland, tonight. Traoré heads to Australia next month for several performances at the Sydney Festival and beyond.

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on December 13, 2012 - 5:34pm
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Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell play the Miracle on Music Row benefit in Nashville for Harris's Bonaparte's Retreat Dog Rescue ... The Black Keys join The Rolling Stones in Newark, telecast and streaming live ... John Adams's El Niño receives Canadian premiere ... Shawn Colvin closes out tour on East Coast ... Jeremy Denk joins San Diego Symphony ... The Barbican celebrates Philip Glass's 75th birthday ... Gidon Kremer joins National Orchestra of Belgium ... Mark Morris's The Hard Nut opens in Berkeley ... Jessica Lea Mayfield, David Mayfield conclude Sibling Rivalry Tour in their home town of Kent, Ohio ... Rokia Traore performs in Poland ... and more ...

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Emmylou Harris plays the third annual Miracle on Music Row benefit for Harris's Bonaparte's Retreat Dog Rescue at O.liv Body Bar in Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday. Harris hosts the day-long event, which also includes performances by Sam Bush, Mike Farris, John Hiatt, Buddy Miller, Kimmie Rhodes, and Rodney Crowell, with whom she releases a new duets album, Old Yellow Moon, on Nonesuch on February 26.

Old Yellow Moon, the first official collaboration from Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell since Crowell joined Harris’ Hot Band in 1975, is now available to pre-order in the Nonesuch Store with an instant download of the opening track, "Hanging Up My Heart."

Emmylou Harris heads to California next week to join Rufus and Martha Wainwright for their Christmas 101 benefit in Oakland and Los Angeles to benefit the Kate McGarrigle Foundation. Harris contributed to the 2005 Nonesuch release The McGarrigle Christmas Hour and joined the family for live Christmas shows then and since.

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The Black Keys—who closed out their European tour with the second of two consecutive nights at London's O2 Arena last night—join The Rolling Stones on stage for the Stones' final “50 and Counting” concert, at The Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, on Saturday. The special “One More Shot” event will be telecast live via pay-per-view at 9 PM EST / 6 PM PST. It will also be available to stream online at rollingstones.com/watch. Says Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney: “It’s an honor to be asked to play a tune with one of the greatest rock and roll bands of all time.”

The Black Keys ring in the New Year with two shows at the Hard Rock Café in Las Vegas, December 30 and 31.

---

John Adams's 2000 nativity oratorio, El Niño, receives its Canadian premiere with a Vancouver Bach Choir performance at Vancouver's Orpheum Theatre on Saturday. The Los Angeles Times has called the piece “Adams’s most powerful and affecting and sublimely assured music.” Featured performers include countertenors Daniel Bubeck, Steven Rickards, and Brian Cummings; mezzo-soprano Krisztina Szabó; baritone Gregory Dahl; and soprano Jessica Rivera, who can be heard on the Nonesuch recording of Adams's latest opera, A Flowering Tree.

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Shawn Colvin closes out her 2012 tour schedule with three performances on the US East Coast this weekend: at StageOne in Fairfield, Connecticut, tonight; the Landis Theatre in Vineland, New Jersey, tomorrow; and the Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall in Buffalo, New York, on Sunday. Colvin continues her tour in January, starting with a spot on the sold-out Cayamo cruise, followed by a number of dates in California.

The Buffalo News' Jeff Miers, previewing Sunday's show, writes: "An eye and an ear for the intimate detail, a tendency toward both understatement and honest expression, and the ability to unearth the universal resonance in the personal and particular—these traits have marked Colvin’s work from her 1989 debut through this year’s Buddy Miller-produced roots music tour de force, All Fall Down."

---

Jeremy Denk performs three concerts with the San Diego Symphony led by conductor Jahja Ling at Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego tonight, Saturday, and Sunday. The program includes Verdi’s Overture to La forza del destino; Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467, “Elvira Madigan”; and Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14.

The New York Times, reviewing Denk's concerts with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center last week, describes it as "exhilarating."

---

The Barbican in London joins the year-long celebration of composer Philip Glass's 75th birthday with two special events this weekend: a screening of Godfrey Reggio's 1982 film Koyaanisqatsi set to a live performance of Glass's score by the Philip Glass Ensemble and Britten Sinfonia in Barbican Hall tonight, and a sold-out concert of Glass's works—including selections from Music in 12 Parts, CIVIL warS, Koyaanisqatsi, and more—by the Philip Glass Ensemble at Union Chapel on Saturday. The composer will also participate in a pre-show talk before the Koyaanisqatsi performance this evening in Frobisher Auditorium 1 exclusively for Barbican's Red and Orange Members.

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Gidon Kremer closes out his 2012 tour in three performances in Belgium with the National Orchestra of Belgium led by conductor Andrey Boreyko: at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels tonight and Sunday and the Théâtre du Manège in Mons on Saturday. The program includes Guillaume Lekeu’s Adagio for string orchestra, Victor Kissine’s Violin Concerto, and Alexander Von Zemlinsky’s La petite sirène.

---

As noted earlier today in the Nonesuch Journal, The Hard Nut, Mark Morris's 1991 retelling of the classic tale of The Nutcracker by E.T.A. Hoffmann, returns to the Bay Area for the first time in three years, with a seven-performance run at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley, California, starting tonight and running through Sunday, December 23. The Mark Morris Dance Group will be joined by members of the Berkeley Symphony, led by conductor George Cleve, for the performances with the Piedmont East Bay Children's Choir under the direction of Robert Geary. For the first time in Berkeley, Morris will take on the role of Dr. Stahlbaum/King. In addition to tonight's opening, this weekend brings performances Saturday and Sunday afternoons as well as an evening performance on Saturday.

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Jessica Lea Mayfield and her brother David Mayfield brings their Sibling Rivalry Tour to a close with a performance at the Kent Stage in their home town of Kent, Ohio, tonight. Jessica brings her 2012 concert calendar to a close in two performances at City Winery in Chicago later this month, opening for Rhett Miller.

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Rokia Traoré performs at Centrum Kultury Zamek in Poznan, Poland, tonight. Traoré heads to Australia next month for several performances at the Sydney Festival and beyond.

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