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Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of May 10–12

  • Friday, May 10, 2013
    Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of May 10–12

    The inaugural Bottle Rock Napa Valley festival began earlier this week in Napa, California, and continues through the weekend with music, food, wine, comedy, and more. Headlining the event are The Black Keys, who close out today’s performances with a set on the Willpower Stage tonight. The band play a number of festivals in the US and Canada in the coming months.

    Iron and Wine, which made its Nonesuch Records debut with the recent release of the album Ghost on Ghost, begins its US tour with the closing set on Bottle Rock’s Miner Family Winery Stage Saturday night, immediately following Jackson Browne. Their tour heads next to the East Coast for seven shows with special guests The Secret Sisters.

    Earlier on Saturday, Carolina Chocolate Drops, who launched the latest leg of their own US tour earlier this week, perform on the same Bottle Rock stage. The group plays a sold-out set at the 24th Street Theatre in Sacramento tonight and close out their weekend at the new SFJAZZ Center’s Miner Auditorium in San Francisco with the hall’s Resident Artistic Director violinist Regina Carter.

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    Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet give the regional premiere of Anderson’s new work, Landfall, in two sold-out performances at Montclair State University’s Alexander Kasser Theater (which co-commissioned the piece) in New Jersey tonight and Saturday. Landfall is "70 minutes of sensuous futurism: music amid dream time musings, an intergalactic lamentation," says the San Jose Mercury News music critic Richard Scheinin, reviewing the recent West Coast premiere of the piece at Stanford's Bing Concert Hall. "The music of Landfall is alluring stuff, lush and sad, grippingly played by Kronos with assistance from Anderson on violin and keyboard."

    This weekend’s concerts mark the final performances with Kronos Quartet of cellist Jeffrey Ziegler, who will step down from the group to work on solo projects and new collaborations and to begin teaching at Mannes College The New School For Music. Sunny Jungin Yang will join Kronos as its newest member, participating in the European premiere of Landfall at Barbican Hall on June 28.

    On Sunday afternoon, Kronos Quartet will be given honorary degrees from the Cornish College of the Arts during its commencement ceremony at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. 

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    Timothy Andres takes part in a multi-session performance of Philip Glass’ Etudes for Piano at the Barbican in London on Sunday. In the closing session, Session Six, at Barbican Hall, Andres performs études 13, 16, 17, 18, and 20; in the same session, Glass performs his etudes 8¬10, and Nico Muhly performs 11 and 12.

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    Devendra Banhart kicked off the seven-city California leg of his US tour, featuring music from his recently released Nonesuch debut album, Mala, at Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach last night. He continues his run up the coast with two shows this weekend: at SoHo Restaurant and Music Club in Santa Barbara on Saturday and Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace in Pioneertown on Sunday. The tour continues on the West Coast for the next two weeks before making its way to the Midwest and the East Coast.

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    Shawn Colvin continues her North American duo tour with longtime friend Mary Chapin Carpenter with three performances this weekend: at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton, Massachusetts, tonight; the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, New Hampshire, on Saturday; and the Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown, New York, on Sunday.

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    Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell kicked off their month-long European tour in support of their recent Nonesuch release, Old Yellow Moon, earlier this week in the UK and continue with performances at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall tonight and the Waterfront in Belfast on Sunday.

    Back in the States, Emmylou Harris can be heard making a return appearance as guest host of the nationally syndicated Animal Radio show on XM Satellite Radio and terrestrial radio stations across the country. This is Harris’s second time guesting on Animal Radio, which is celebrating its 600th show. To find the program on a station near you, visit animalradio.com.

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    Gidon Kremer and his Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra perform at Reduta Philharmonic Hall in Olomouc, Czech Republic, tonight, for the Dvořákova Olomouc International Music Festival. On the program are works by Vivaldi, Weinberg, Piazzolla, and Philip Glass.

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    The Alberta Ballet performs Balletlujah!, the new piece from its artistic director Jean Grand-Maître in collaboration with and set to the music of k.d. lang, in Calgary’s Jubilee Auditorium tonight and twice on Saturday. The performances follow last week’s premiere of the piece in Edmonton.

    “What we have here is very stunning, fully realized and multi-faceted ballet,” raves the Edmonton Journal in its review of the premiere. “What makes Balletlujah! special is how it dares to be different, just like its muse.”

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    Joshua Redman, whose latest album, Walking Shadows, was released this week on Nonesuch, performs a duo recital with bassist Christian McBride at Wigmore Hall in London on Saturday, closing out the season’s Wigmore jazz series under Redman’s curatorship. The saxophonist continues his European tour with his Quartet, featuring Aaron Goldberg on piano, Reuben Rogers on bass, and Gregory Hutchinson on drums, with a performance at Teatro Alighieri in Ravenna, Italy, on Sunday.

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    Chris Thile and guitarist Michael Daves cover plenty of ground for a short West Coast tour with three performances this weekend: sold-out shows at Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles tonight and the Aladdin Theater in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday, and a set at The Crocodile in Seattle on Sunday. The duo perform songs from their 2011 Nonesuch album of bluegrass tunes, Sleep with One Eye Open.

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    Rokia Traoré, celebrating the European release of her latest Nonesuch album, Beautiful Africa, continues her UK tour with sets at two festivals this weekend: in Ljubljana tonight, as part of the Druga Godba Festival, and in Caceres, Spain, on Sunday, as part of WOMAD. Traoré performs a number of European headline shows and festivals sets throughout the summer; the US release of Beautiful Africa follows later this year.

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    Sara Watkins continues the West Coast leg of her US tour with three shows in California this weekend: a sold-out set at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica tonight, The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley on Saturday, and the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley on Sunday.

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on May 10, 2013 - 1:44pm
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The inaugural BottleRock Napa Valley Festival runs through the weekend, including performances from The Black Keys, Iron and Wine, and Carolina Chocolate Drops ... Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet perform her Landfall in New Jersey ... Timothy Andres plays Philip Glass in London ... Devendra Banhart tours Southern California ... Shawn Colvin & Mary Chapin Carpenter duet in the Northeast ... Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell tour the UK ... Gidon Kremer performs in the Czech Republic ... Joshua Redman tours Europe ... Chris Thile & Michael Daves tour the West Coast ... Rokia Traoré plays European festival sets ... Sara Watkins tours California ... and more ...

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The inaugural Bottle Rock Napa Valley festival began earlier this week in Napa, California, and continues through the weekend with music, food, wine, comedy, and more. Headlining the event are The Black Keys, who close out today’s performances with a set on the Willpower Stage tonight. The band play a number of festivals in the US and Canada in the coming months.

Iron and Wine, which made its Nonesuch Records debut with the recent release of the album Ghost on Ghost, begins its US tour with the closing set on Bottle Rock’s Miner Family Winery Stage Saturday night, immediately following Jackson Browne. Their tour heads next to the East Coast for seven shows with special guests The Secret Sisters.

Earlier on Saturday, Carolina Chocolate Drops, who launched the latest leg of their own US tour earlier this week, perform on the same Bottle Rock stage. The group plays a sold-out set at the 24th Street Theatre in Sacramento tonight and close out their weekend at the new SFJAZZ Center’s Miner Auditorium in San Francisco with the hall’s Resident Artistic Director violinist Regina Carter.

---

Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet give the regional premiere of Anderson’s new work, Landfall, in two sold-out performances at Montclair State University’s Alexander Kasser Theater (which co-commissioned the piece) in New Jersey tonight and Saturday. Landfall is "70 minutes of sensuous futurism: music amid dream time musings, an intergalactic lamentation," says the San Jose Mercury News music critic Richard Scheinin, reviewing the recent West Coast premiere of the piece at Stanford's Bing Concert Hall. "The music of Landfall is alluring stuff, lush and sad, grippingly played by Kronos with assistance from Anderson on violin and keyboard."

This weekend’s concerts mark the final performances with Kronos Quartet of cellist Jeffrey Ziegler, who will step down from the group to work on solo projects and new collaborations and to begin teaching at Mannes College The New School For Music. Sunny Jungin Yang will join Kronos as its newest member, participating in the European premiere of Landfall at Barbican Hall on June 28.

On Sunday afternoon, Kronos Quartet will be given honorary degrees from the Cornish College of the Arts during its commencement ceremony at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. 

---

Timothy Andres takes part in a multi-session performance of Philip Glass’ Etudes for Piano at the Barbican in London on Sunday. In the closing session, Session Six, at Barbican Hall, Andres performs études 13, 16, 17, 18, and 20; in the same session, Glass performs his etudes 8¬10, and Nico Muhly performs 11 and 12.

---

Devendra Banhart kicked off the seven-city California leg of his US tour, featuring music from his recently released Nonesuch debut album, Mala, at Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach last night. He continues his run up the coast with two shows this weekend: at SoHo Restaurant and Music Club in Santa Barbara on Saturday and Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace in Pioneertown on Sunday. The tour continues on the West Coast for the next two weeks before making its way to the Midwest and the East Coast.

---

Shawn Colvin continues her North American duo tour with longtime friend Mary Chapin Carpenter with three performances this weekend: at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton, Massachusetts, tonight; the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, New Hampshire, on Saturday; and the Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown, New York, on Sunday.

---

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell kicked off their month-long European tour in support of their recent Nonesuch release, Old Yellow Moon, earlier this week in the UK and continue with performances at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall tonight and the Waterfront in Belfast on Sunday.

Back in the States, Emmylou Harris can be heard making a return appearance as guest host of the nationally syndicated Animal Radio show on XM Satellite Radio and terrestrial radio stations across the country. This is Harris’s second time guesting on Animal Radio, which is celebrating its 600th show. To find the program on a station near you, visit animalradio.com.

---

Gidon Kremer and his Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra perform at Reduta Philharmonic Hall in Olomouc, Czech Republic, tonight, for the Dvořákova Olomouc International Music Festival. On the program are works by Vivaldi, Weinberg, Piazzolla, and Philip Glass.

---

The Alberta Ballet performs Balletlujah!, the new piece from its artistic director Jean Grand-Maître in collaboration with and set to the music of k.d. lang, in Calgary’s Jubilee Auditorium tonight and twice on Saturday. The performances follow last week’s premiere of the piece in Edmonton.

“What we have here is very stunning, fully realized and multi-faceted ballet,” raves the Edmonton Journal in its review of the premiere. “What makes Balletlujah! special is how it dares to be different, just like its muse.”

---

Joshua Redman, whose latest album, Walking Shadows, was released this week on Nonesuch, performs a duo recital with bassist Christian McBride at Wigmore Hall in London on Saturday, closing out the season’s Wigmore jazz series under Redman’s curatorship. The saxophonist continues his European tour with his Quartet, featuring Aaron Goldberg on piano, Reuben Rogers on bass, and Gregory Hutchinson on drums, with a performance at Teatro Alighieri in Ravenna, Italy, on Sunday.

---

Chris Thile and guitarist Michael Daves cover plenty of ground for a short West Coast tour with three performances this weekend: sold-out shows at Largo at the Coronet in Los Angeles tonight and the Aladdin Theater in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday, and a set at The Crocodile in Seattle on Sunday. The duo perform songs from their 2011 Nonesuch album of bluegrass tunes, Sleep with One Eye Open.

---

Rokia Traoré, celebrating the European release of her latest Nonesuch album, Beautiful Africa, continues her UK tour with sets at two festivals this weekend: in Ljubljana tonight, as part of the Druga Godba Festival, and in Caceres, Spain, on Sunday, as part of WOMAD. Traoré performs a number of European headline shows and festivals sets throughout the summer; the US release of Beautiful Africa follows later this year.

---

Sara Watkins continues the West Coast leg of her US tour with three shows in California this weekend: a sold-out set at McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica tonight, The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley on Saturday, and the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley on Sunday.

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