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Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of February 7–9

  • Friday, February 7, 2014
    Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of February 7–9

    Joshua Redman makes his Jazz at Lincoln Center debut with his own ensemble—pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Gregory Hutchinson—with four sets at the Allen Room in New York City tonight and Saturday, playing two sets each night. The saxophonist and his “dashing post-bop quartet,” as The New Yorker describes them, perform selections from Redman’s latest Nonesuch album, Walking Shadows, among other originals and standards.

    He and his Quartet then head south to perform at The Barns at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Virginia, on Sunday. Redman recently spoke to the Wolf Trap in advance of the show about the chemistry of his quartet and the freedom of jazz interpretations; you can read the full interview at wolftrap.org.

    Redman next takes his Quartet across the pond to Switzerland to kick off a month-long tour of Europe on March 4, which includes stops in Germany, Luxembourg, Austria, France, and Italy. They return to the US for a number of shows in April, starting with a special show at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles with Redman’s label mate and frequent collaborator Brad Mehldau, who produced Walking Shadows, and his trio, who performed on the album.

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    Alarm Will Sound, after performing the second concert of its “St. Louis Season” at The Sheldon last night, takes the program to the Missouri Theater at the University of Missouri in Columbia tonight. The concert features seven works, including Matt Mark’s arrangement of the Beatles’ “Revolution 9” and Evan Hause’s arrangement of Edgard Varèse’s Poème èlectronique, as well as pieces by Charles Wuorinen, Wolfang Rihm, and Charlie Piper.

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    Carolina Chocolate Drops, after spending five days in the Caribbean aboard the Norwegian Pearl with Mountain Song at Sea, head to dry land to perform at Vinyl Music Hall in Pensacola, Florida, on Sunday, with opening act Edward David Anderson. The Chocolate Drops, continuing the southern leg of their US tour, next take their fiddle and banjo-based music to three cities in Mississippi.

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    Shawn Colvin concludes her week-long UK tour with the Transatlantic Sessions at The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, England, tonight. The Sessions, which bring together various folk musicians from US and UK, feature Colvin alongside fellow folk-musicians Sarah Jarosz, Darrel Scott, Danny Thompson, and others. She returns to the US for solo sets later this month in Connecticut, Virginia, Maryland, and New Jersey, before joining fellow singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter and the New York Philharmonic for two special nights at Lincoln Center.

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    Pianist Jeremy Denk performs at Shenandoah University’s Armstrong Concert Hall in Winchester, Virginia, on Sunday afternoon, as a part of their World of the Piano series. The concert features works by Beethoven and selected etudes by Ligeti—as heard on his 2012 Nonesuch recording, Ligeti/Beethoven—as well as a pre-concert discussion about his career and other selected topics. The Boston Globe recently reviewed Denk’s performance of Ligeti’s etudes as “joyously voluble, seemingly incompatible technical ideas brought together with virtuosic matchmaking.”

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    Fatoumata Diawara kicks off the US leg of her North American winter tour in the Midwest this weekend: at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor tonight, as a part of the University of Michigan’s Global Music Series, and the Lafayette Theater in Lafayette, Indiana, on Saturday. Opening tonight’s show, titled One Night in Bamako, is Ngoni Ba, a Malian ngoni group led by Bassekou Kouyaté. They join Diawara again at upcoming shows in North Carolina and Virginia.

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    Richard Goode concludes his three-night run with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra at Usher Hall in Edinburgh tonight, as a part of the Sir Alexander Gibson Memorial Concert, and the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow on Saturday. On the program, led by conductor Peter Oundjian, is Wagner’s Overture to Tannhäuser, Walton’s Symphony No. 1, and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17, the last of which Goode recorded for Nonesuch Records more than 30 years ago.

    On Sunday, Goode returns to Perth Concert Hall, where he performed with the orchestra last night, offering a solo set of works by Schubert, Chopin, and Debussy.

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    Gidon Kremer and his Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra close out their six-city US tour in the Midwest this weekend: at the Harris Theater in Chicago tonight, joined by pianist Andrius Zlabys for a performance Benjamin Britten’s Young Apollo, Op. 16; and the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Saturday, as a part of the center’s International Artist Series. Both programs include Weinberg’s Concertino for Violin and String, Op. 42 and Shostakovich’s Violin Sonata, Op. 134. Kremer and his orchestra continue their world tour in early March with performances in Russia, Latvia, Germany and other European countries.

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    Kronos Quartet continue Kronos: Under 30 / #5 World Premiere, a series of four concerts at Z Space in their hometown of San Francisco tonight, Saturday, and Sunday. This year—the fifth iteration of the commissioning program Kronos: Under 30 Project, which supports the creation of new music by young composers—features the world premiere of Bombs of Beirut, a new work written for the Quartet by Mary Kouyoumdjian.

    This weekend’s concerts also include works by Krzysztof Penderecki and John Oswald; tonight’s performance includes works by The National’s Bryce Dessner and Dan Becker, and Saturday and Sunday’s include works by Geeshie Wiley, Laurie Anderson, and Terry Riley, among others. Each night of the program showcases a different supporting set from local, Bay Area groups: Mobius Trio, a guitar trio, offer contemporary art music tonight; The Living Earth Show, electro-acoustic guitar and percussion duo, specialize in new chamber music on Saturday; and Amy X Neuburg, a genre-crossing composer of multi-layered and "avant-cabaret" compositions, sings on Sunday.

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    Brad Mehldau joins guitarist Peter Bernstein for two intimate duo sets at Smoke in New York City on Sunday and two more on Monday. Mehldau performed at the same venue almost exactly a year ago with drummer Mark Guiliana, the other half of the electric duo project Mehliana, which has a forthcoming album Mehliana: Taming the Dragon due out on Nonesuch Records on February 25.

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    Pat Metheny Unity Group—woodwind player Chris Potter, drummer Antonio Sanchez, bassist Ben Williams, and multi-instrumentalist Giulio Carmassi—continues its world tour, begun earlier this week, in Florida: at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts’ Knight Concert Hall in Miami tonight; the House of Blues in Lake Buena Vista on Saturday, and The Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg on Sunday. The southern leg of the tour, in support of the just-released album, Kin (←→), continues in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Texas, all before the end of the month.

    Pat Metheny recently spoke with Huffington Post’s Mike Ragogna about the new album and the “unity” of his group, saying: “I kind of think of music as one big thing, which ‘unity’ also fits. But also, the word ‘kin’ is a good word from another angle because it sort of implies ancestry and family and all that.” You can read the full interview at huffingtonpost.com.

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    Chris Thile brings the music of his latest Nonesuch album, Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1, and more to Arizona this weekend: at the University of Arizona’s Crowder Hall in Tucson on Saturday and the Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater in Phoenix on Sunday. He next heads to California for dates in Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Davis, and Santa Monica.

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    Soprano Dawn Upshaw launches a tour of Oz with the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) at Canberra Llewellyn Hall in Canberra tonight, and the Sydney Opera House in Sydney on Sunday afternoon. The program includes selections from John Adams’s John's Book of Alleged Dances and the Australian premiere of Maria Schneider’s Winter Morning Walks, as well as works by Grieg, Einojuhani Rautavaara, and Elgar. Upshaw and the Orchestra continue performing in Sydney, offering a four-night run of the same concert at the City Recital Hall Angel Place, before taking it next to Perth, Wollongong, and Melbourne.

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on February 7, 2014 - 11:40am
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Joshua Redman's "dashing post-bop quartet" (New Yorker) makes its Jazz at Lincoln Center debut  ... Alarm Will Sound continues Missouri run ... Carolina Chocolate Drops are in Florida ... Shawn Colvin concludes Transatlantic Sessions UK tour ... Jeremy Denk plays Beethoven and Ligeti in Virginia ... Fatoumata Diawara kicks off US tour in Midwest ... Richard Goode tours Scotland ... Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica close out US tour ... Kronos Quartet marks Kronos: Under 30 premiere ... Brad Mehldau is in NYC ... Pat Metheny Unity Group brings Kin (←→) to Florida ... Chris Thile kicks off solo tour in Arizona ... Dawn Upshaw tours Australia ... and more ...

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Joshua Redman makes his Jazz at Lincoln Center debut with his own ensemble—pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Gregory Hutchinson—with four sets at the Allen Room in New York City tonight and Saturday, playing two sets each night. The saxophonist and his “dashing post-bop quartet,” as The New Yorker describes them, perform selections from Redman’s latest Nonesuch album, Walking Shadows, among other originals and standards.

He and his Quartet then head south to perform at The Barns at Wolf Trap in Vienna, Virginia, on Sunday. Redman recently spoke to the Wolf Trap in advance of the show about the chemistry of his quartet and the freedom of jazz interpretations; you can read the full interview at wolftrap.org.

Redman next takes his Quartet across the pond to Switzerland to kick off a month-long tour of Europe on March 4, which includes stops in Germany, Luxembourg, Austria, France, and Italy. They return to the US for a number of shows in April, starting with a special show at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles with Redman’s label mate and frequent collaborator Brad Mehldau, who produced Walking Shadows, and his trio, who performed on the album.

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Alarm Will Sound, after performing the second concert of its “St. Louis Season” at The Sheldon last night, takes the program to the Missouri Theater at the University of Missouri in Columbia tonight. The concert features seven works, including Matt Mark’s arrangement of the Beatles’ “Revolution 9” and Evan Hause’s arrangement of Edgard Varèse’s Poème èlectronique, as well as pieces by Charles Wuorinen, Wolfang Rihm, and Charlie Piper.

---

Carolina Chocolate Drops, after spending five days in the Caribbean aboard the Norwegian Pearl with Mountain Song at Sea, head to dry land to perform at Vinyl Music Hall in Pensacola, Florida, on Sunday, with opening act Edward David Anderson. The Chocolate Drops, continuing the southern leg of their US tour, next take their fiddle and banjo-based music to three cities in Mississippi.

---

Shawn Colvin concludes her week-long UK tour with the Transatlantic Sessions at The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, England, tonight. The Sessions, which bring together various folk musicians from US and UK, feature Colvin alongside fellow folk-musicians Sarah Jarosz, Darrel Scott, Danny Thompson, and others. She returns to the US for solo sets later this month in Connecticut, Virginia, Maryland, and New Jersey, before joining fellow singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter and the New York Philharmonic for two special nights at Lincoln Center.

---

Pianist Jeremy Denk performs at Shenandoah University’s Armstrong Concert Hall in Winchester, Virginia, on Sunday afternoon, as a part of their World of the Piano series. The concert features works by Beethoven and selected etudes by Ligeti—as heard on his 2012 Nonesuch recording, Ligeti/Beethoven—as well as a pre-concert discussion about his career and other selected topics. The Boston Globe recently reviewed Denk’s performance of Ligeti’s etudes as “joyously voluble, seemingly incompatible technical ideas brought together with virtuosic matchmaking.”

---

Fatoumata Diawara kicks off the US leg of her North American winter tour in the Midwest this weekend: at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor tonight, as a part of the University of Michigan’s Global Music Series, and the Lafayette Theater in Lafayette, Indiana, on Saturday. Opening tonight’s show, titled One Night in Bamako, is Ngoni Ba, a Malian ngoni group led by Bassekou Kouyaté. They join Diawara again at upcoming shows in North Carolina and Virginia.

---

Richard Goode concludes his three-night run with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra at Usher Hall in Edinburgh tonight, as a part of the Sir Alexander Gibson Memorial Concert, and the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow on Saturday. On the program, led by conductor Peter Oundjian, is Wagner’s Overture to Tannhäuser, Walton’s Symphony No. 1, and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17, the last of which Goode recorded for Nonesuch Records more than 30 years ago.

On Sunday, Goode returns to Perth Concert Hall, where he performed with the orchestra last night, offering a solo set of works by Schubert, Chopin, and Debussy.

---

Gidon Kremer and his Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra close out their six-city US tour in the Midwest this weekend: at the Harris Theater in Chicago tonight, joined by pianist Andrius Zlabys for a performance Benjamin Britten’s Young Apollo, Op. 16; and the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Saturday, as a part of the center’s International Artist Series. Both programs include Weinberg’s Concertino for Violin and String, Op. 42 and Shostakovich’s Violin Sonata, Op. 134. Kremer and his orchestra continue their world tour in early March with performances in Russia, Latvia, Germany and other European countries.

---

Kronos Quartet continue Kronos: Under 30 / #5 World Premiere, a series of four concerts at Z Space in their hometown of San Francisco tonight, Saturday, and Sunday. This year—the fifth iteration of the commissioning program Kronos: Under 30 Project, which supports the creation of new music by young composers—features the world premiere of Bombs of Beirut, a new work written for the Quartet by Mary Kouyoumdjian.

This weekend’s concerts also include works by Krzysztof Penderecki and John Oswald; tonight’s performance includes works by The National’s Bryce Dessner and Dan Becker, and Saturday and Sunday’s include works by Geeshie Wiley, Laurie Anderson, and Terry Riley, among others. Each night of the program showcases a different supporting set from local, Bay Area groups: Mobius Trio, a guitar trio, offer contemporary art music tonight; The Living Earth Show, electro-acoustic guitar and percussion duo, specialize in new chamber music on Saturday; and Amy X Neuburg, a genre-crossing composer of multi-layered and "avant-cabaret" compositions, sings on Sunday.

---

Brad Mehldau joins guitarist Peter Bernstein for two intimate duo sets at Smoke in New York City on Sunday and two more on Monday. Mehldau performed at the same venue almost exactly a year ago with drummer Mark Guiliana, the other half of the electric duo project Mehliana, which has a forthcoming album Mehliana: Taming the Dragon due out on Nonesuch Records on February 25.

---

Pat Metheny Unity Group—woodwind player Chris Potter, drummer Antonio Sanchez, bassist Ben Williams, and multi-instrumentalist Giulio Carmassi—continues its world tour, begun earlier this week, in Florida: at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts’ Knight Concert Hall in Miami tonight; the House of Blues in Lake Buena Vista on Saturday, and The Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg on Sunday. The southern leg of the tour, in support of the just-released album, Kin (←→), continues in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Texas, all before the end of the month.

Pat Metheny recently spoke with Huffington Post’s Mike Ragogna about the new album and the “unity” of his group, saying: “I kind of think of music as one big thing, which ‘unity’ also fits. But also, the word ‘kin’ is a good word from another angle because it sort of implies ancestry and family and all that.” You can read the full interview at huffingtonpost.com.

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Chris Thile brings the music of his latest Nonesuch album, Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1, and more to Arizona this weekend: at the University of Arizona’s Crowder Hall in Tucson on Saturday and the Musical Instrument Museum Music Theater in Phoenix on Sunday. He next heads to California for dates in Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Davis, and Santa Monica.

---

Soprano Dawn Upshaw launches a tour of Oz with the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) at Canberra Llewellyn Hall in Canberra tonight, and the Sydney Opera House in Sydney on Sunday afternoon. The program includes selections from John Adams’s John's Book of Alleged Dances and the Australian premiere of Maria Schneider’s Winter Morning Walks, as well as works by Grieg, Einojuhani Rautavaara, and Elgar. Upshaw and the Orchestra continue performing in Sydney, offering a four-night run of the same concert at the City Recital Hall Angel Place, before taking it next to Perth, Wollongong, and Melbourne.

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