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Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of November 16–18

  • Friday, November 16, 2012
    Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of November 16–18

    Carolina Chocolate Drops continue their US tour featuring music from their latest album, Leaving Eden, and more with performances at The Sheldon in St. Louis, Missouri, tonight; the Vogue Theatre in Indianapolis on Saturday; and The Ark in Ann Arbor on Sunday. That final performance for the weekend, in Ann Arbor, is the focal point of The Ark's 16th annual fall fundraiser, which is sold out.

    "The Carolina Chocolate Drops have gotten a lot of credit for bringing old-time music back in vogue, and deservedly so," says the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in a preview of tonight's concert at The Sheldon. "The band broke through to the mainstream with the 2010 album Genuine Negro Jig, which proved that music played on banjos, fiddles and other unplugged instruments still has what it takes to engage contemporary listeners ... With Leaving Eden, the Carolina Chocolate Drops continue to put a fresh spin on the string-band tradition."

    The Riverfront Times picks tonight's concert as the best show in town, saying the band "has innovated every stomping step of the way" of their career. Their new album "is a powerhouse of brawny rhythm and bold hooks, as danceable as dubstep and a hundred times funkier and deeper in its history and humanity."

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    Laurie Anderson performs a sold-out show in Littlefield Concert Hall at Mills College in Oakland, California, tonight. Anderson is the Jean Macduff Vaux Composer-in-Residence at Mills.

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    Bombino—whose Dan Auerbach–produced Nonesuch debut album is due out early next year—performs two concerts in France this weekend: at Salle Nougaro in Toulouse tonight and at Omega Live in Toulon on Saturday, the latter part of a four-day free festival.

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    Shawn Colvin concludes her tour with Heart this weekend, performing special short sets with the band at Harrah’s Casino Tunica Event Center in Robinsonville, Mississippi, tonight and Hard Rock Live in Biloxi on Saturday.

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    As noted earlier today in the Nonesuch Journal, Donnacha Dennehy’s music will be performed by the Crash Ensemble at St Paul’s Hall in Huddersfield, England, tonight, for the Opening Night concert of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (HCMF), the UK's largest contemporary music festival. The concert, conducted by Alan Pierson, features an all-Dennehy program, including Glamour Sleeper, Disposable Dissonance, the UK premiere of As An Nós, and a performance of Grá Agus Bás with Irish sean nós singer Iarla O’Lionaird. All of the performers also performed that last piece on Dennehy's 2011 Nonesuch debut album of the same name.

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    Dr. John and the Blind Boys of Alabama close out their 30-city Spirituals to Funk tour of the United States with three stops along the East Coast this weekend, performing at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Engelwood, New Jersey, tonight; the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in Greenvale, New York, on Saturday; and the Park Theatre in Cranston, Rhode Island, for their final show on Sunday.

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    Richard Goode offers a recital at Grand Hall in Glasgow, Scotland, on Saturday, performing an all-Beethoven program: Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109; Sonata in A flat major, Op. 110; Bagatelles, Op. 119; and Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111. Goode heads to Hungary next week for a three-night run at the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall in Budapest with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, with whom Goode made his latest Nonesuch recording, the Complete Beethoven Piano Concertos.

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    Emmylou Harris and her Red Dirt Boys conclude their tour of Australia and New Zealand with shows at the Jupiter Theatre on Broadbeach Island of Australia's Gold Coast tonight and Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand, on Sunday.

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    James Farm—the collaborative band featuring Joshua Redman saxophone, Aaron Parks on piano, Matt Penman on bass, and Eric Harland on drums—continues its tour of Europe with performances at Jazzit Musik Club in Salzburg, Austria, tonight and Bielski Centrum Kutlury in Bielsko-Biala, Poland, on Saturday. The tour concludes with a final performance at Poland's Gorzów Jazz Celebrations on Monday.

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    Gidon Kremer and his Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra are in Neuhardenberg, Germany, tonight for a performance at the Schloss Neuhardenberg's Schinkel-Kirche on Saturday. Kremer has a number of Italian performances starting later this month, after which he travels to Austria, Turkey, and back to Germany in December.

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    Lianne La Havas brings her US headline tour to a close this weekend with sold-out shows at the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, presented by KCRW, tonight and at Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco on Saturday. While in LA, La Havas stops by the KCRW studios this morning for an appearance on Morning Becomes Eclectic, which calls her "a stunning newcomer with a soulful voice and incredible depth and range." Tune in online at kcrw.com starting at 11:15 AM PT.

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    The Low Anthem headlines two nights at the Columbus Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island, this weekend as a part of the Revival! benefit celebrating the grand re-opening of the Columbus Theatre on Saturday (which is sold out) and Sunday. In addition to supporting the newly reopened theater, half of the profits from the events benefit ATRAVES, a Providence-based nonprofit working for education, health, and development in Nicaragua.

    "The Columbus Theatre isn't just a venue," says The Low Anthem's Jeff Prystowsky, "it's a musician's dream. Its architecture, design, and acoustics all point towards one source: the music. Its reopening on November 17th is a revival, not just for itself, but for anyone who loves music in Providence."

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    The Brad Mehldau Trio continues its tour of Europe with a show at Schloss Elmau in Elmau, Germany, on Saturday. The Trio heads to France next week, followed by stops in Sweden, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and Turkey in the coming weeks.

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    Punch Brothers finish up the European leg of their tour with three sets at the Crossing Border festival of literature and music this weekend: two in the Netherlands, in Enschede tonight and The Hague on Saturday; followed by a Sunday evening show in Antwerp, Belgium. The band launches its North American tour next weekend in Vancouver.

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    Dawn Upshaw joins the Boston Symphony Orchestra and conductor Thomas Adès for the second and third of three concerts at Boston Symphony Hall this afternoon and Saturday night. Adès leads the BSO in his own In Seven Days, featuring pianist Kirill Gerstein, who also performs Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 1. Upshaw joins the orchestra for Sibelius's tone poem Luonnotar. Also on the program is the Finnish composer's Symphony No. 6.

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    Sara Watkins concludes her tour as a special guest of Jackson Browne with a set at the Valley Performing Arts Center at Cal State University in Northridge, California, on Sunday. The concert is sold-out event to benefit listener-supported radio station 88.5 KCSN FM.

    Journal Articles:On Tour Weekend Events
on November 14, 2012 - 4:59pm
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Carolina Chocolate Drops tour Midwest, lead benefit for The Ark in Ann Arbor ... Laurie Anderson performs at Mills College ... Bombino tours France ... Shawn Colvin plays with Heart in Mississippi ... Donnacha Dennehy’s music opens HCMF ... Dr. John, Blind Boys of Alabama conclude US tour ... Richard Goode is in Glasgow ... Emmylou Harris closes out Australia, New Zealand tours ... James Farm plays Poland ... Gidon Kremer, Brad Mehldau Trio are in Germany ... Lianne La Havas closes US tour in California ... The Low Anthem leads Providence benefit ... Punch Brothers play Crossing Border fest ... Sara Watkins concludes tour with Jackson Browne ... Dawn Upshaw joins Boston Symphony Orchestra ... and more ...

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Carolina Chocolate Drops continue their US tour featuring music from their latest album, Leaving Eden, and more with performances at The Sheldon in St. Louis, Missouri, tonight; the Vogue Theatre in Indianapolis on Saturday; and The Ark in Ann Arbor on Sunday. That final performance for the weekend, in Ann Arbor, is the focal point of The Ark's 16th annual fall fundraiser, which is sold out.

"The Carolina Chocolate Drops have gotten a lot of credit for bringing old-time music back in vogue, and deservedly so," says the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in a preview of tonight's concert at The Sheldon. "The band broke through to the mainstream with the 2010 album Genuine Negro Jig, which proved that music played on banjos, fiddles and other unplugged instruments still has what it takes to engage contemporary listeners ... With Leaving Eden, the Carolina Chocolate Drops continue to put a fresh spin on the string-band tradition."

The Riverfront Times picks tonight's concert as the best show in town, saying the band "has innovated every stomping step of the way" of their career. Their new album "is a powerhouse of brawny rhythm and bold hooks, as danceable as dubstep and a hundred times funkier and deeper in its history and humanity."

---

Laurie Anderson performs a sold-out show in Littlefield Concert Hall at Mills College in Oakland, California, tonight. Anderson is the Jean Macduff Vaux Composer-in-Residence at Mills.

---

Bombino—whose Dan Auerbach–produced Nonesuch debut album is due out early next year—performs two concerts in France this weekend: at Salle Nougaro in Toulouse tonight and at Omega Live in Toulon on Saturday, the latter part of a four-day free festival.

---

Shawn Colvin concludes her tour with Heart this weekend, performing special short sets with the band at Harrah’s Casino Tunica Event Center in Robinsonville, Mississippi, tonight and Hard Rock Live in Biloxi on Saturday.

---

As noted earlier today in the Nonesuch Journal, Donnacha Dennehy’s music will be performed by the Crash Ensemble at St Paul’s Hall in Huddersfield, England, tonight, for the Opening Night concert of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (HCMF), the UK's largest contemporary music festival. The concert, conducted by Alan Pierson, features an all-Dennehy program, including Glamour Sleeper, Disposable Dissonance, the UK premiere of As An Nós, and a performance of Grá Agus Bás with Irish sean nós singer Iarla O’Lionaird. All of the performers also performed that last piece on Dennehy's 2011 Nonesuch debut album of the same name.

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Dr. John and the Blind Boys of Alabama close out their 30-city Spirituals to Funk tour of the United States with three stops along the East Coast this weekend, performing at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Engelwood, New Jersey, tonight; the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in Greenvale, New York, on Saturday; and the Park Theatre in Cranston, Rhode Island, for their final show on Sunday.

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Richard Goode offers a recital at Grand Hall in Glasgow, Scotland, on Saturday, performing an all-Beethoven program: Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109; Sonata in A flat major, Op. 110; Bagatelles, Op. 119; and Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111. Goode heads to Hungary next week for a three-night run at the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall in Budapest with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, with whom Goode made his latest Nonesuch recording, the Complete Beethoven Piano Concertos.

---

Emmylou Harris and her Red Dirt Boys conclude their tour of Australia and New Zealand with shows at the Jupiter Theatre on Broadbeach Island of Australia's Gold Coast tonight and Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand, on Sunday.

---

James Farm—the collaborative band featuring Joshua Redman saxophone, Aaron Parks on piano, Matt Penman on bass, and Eric Harland on drums—continues its tour of Europe with performances at Jazzit Musik Club in Salzburg, Austria, tonight and Bielski Centrum Kutlury in Bielsko-Biala, Poland, on Saturday. The tour concludes with a final performance at Poland's Gorzów Jazz Celebrations on Monday.

---

Gidon Kremer and his Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra are in Neuhardenberg, Germany, tonight for a performance at the Schloss Neuhardenberg's Schinkel-Kirche on Saturday. Kremer has a number of Italian performances starting later this month, after which he travels to Austria, Turkey, and back to Germany in December.

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Lianne La Havas brings her US headline tour to a close this weekend with sold-out shows at the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, presented by KCRW, tonight and at Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco on Saturday. While in LA, La Havas stops by the KCRW studios this morning for an appearance on Morning Becomes Eclectic, which calls her "a stunning newcomer with a soulful voice and incredible depth and range." Tune in online at kcrw.com starting at 11:15 AM PT.

---

The Low Anthem headlines two nights at the Columbus Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island, this weekend as a part of the Revival! benefit celebrating the grand re-opening of the Columbus Theatre on Saturday (which is sold out) and Sunday. In addition to supporting the newly reopened theater, half of the profits from the events benefit ATRAVES, a Providence-based nonprofit working for education, health, and development in Nicaragua.

"The Columbus Theatre isn't just a venue," says The Low Anthem's Jeff Prystowsky, "it's a musician's dream. Its architecture, design, and acoustics all point towards one source: the music. Its reopening on November 17th is a revival, not just for itself, but for anyone who loves music in Providence."

---

The Brad Mehldau Trio continues its tour of Europe with a show at Schloss Elmau in Elmau, Germany, on Saturday. The Trio heads to France next week, followed by stops in Sweden, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and Turkey in the coming weeks.

---

Punch Brothers finish up the European leg of their tour with three sets at the Crossing Border festival of literature and music this weekend: two in the Netherlands, in Enschede tonight and The Hague on Saturday; followed by a Sunday evening show in Antwerp, Belgium. The band launches its North American tour next weekend in Vancouver.

---

Dawn Upshaw joins the Boston Symphony Orchestra and conductor Thomas Adès for the second and third of three concerts at Boston Symphony Hall this afternoon and Saturday night. Adès leads the BSO in his own In Seven Days, featuring pianist Kirill Gerstein, who also performs Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 1. Upshaw joins the orchestra for Sibelius's tone poem Luonnotar. Also on the program is the Finnish composer's Symphony No. 6.

---

Sara Watkins concludes her tour as a special guest of Jackson Browne with a set at the Valley Performing Arts Center at Cal State University in Northridge, California, on Sunday. The concert is sold-out event to benefit listener-supported radio station 88.5 KCSN FM.

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Comments

Columbus Theatre Revival! was beyond epic. The Low Anthem gave a rich, deep set with the mass of new material performed under Ben's Moth Machine - itself a hypnotic work of art.

The Columbus Theatre in Providence, RI, btw, is rare double-proscenium auditorium that literally sings. The walls of the orchestra section feature portraits of the great operatic composers. You NYers should really have taken the train up to this event.

The Eastern Acoustic Works house crew - the engineers that design our loudspeaker systems - are proud to have brought, installed and run the PA for this world-class event. Check out our blog posts at eaw.com/frontrow

Nonesuch, these kids done you proud!

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