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Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of November 18–20

  • Friday, November 18, 2011
    Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of November 18–20

    Philip Glass's visually stunning opera Satyagraha makes its way to the big screen as the Metropolitan Opera in New York transmits Saturday afternoon's performance from the Met to movie theaters across the world as part of The Met: Live in HD series. There will be an encore presentation in the US on December 7 and in Canada on January 14. For more information and to find out where Satyagraha is playing in a theater near you, go to metopera.org.

    The New York Post calls Satyagraha "a masterpiece of musical and visual art." The AP calls it "spectacular." Following Saturday's performance, there will be two additional performances at the Met, next Saturday and Thursday after that. For tickets, go to metopera.org.

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    Carolina Chocolate Drops band member Dom Flemons performs a solo show at the William Carlos Williams Center in Rutherford, New Jersey, on Saturday night. The concert is part of the Pete and Toshi Seeger Wetlands Preservation concert series, which include an environmental expo and awards ceremony before each show. Flemons joins guitarist Tom Paxton, banjoist John McCutcheon, and special guest, legendary folk icon Pete Seeger.

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    Richard Goode joins the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Boston's Symphony Hall tomorrow night. On the program are works by Elliott Carter, Berlioz, Mozart and Bartók.

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    Wanda Jackson is in Nashville, celebrating traditions both old and new in Music City this weekend. First up, Jackson performs on the timeless Grand Ole Opry at the historic Ryman Auditorium tonight, as do Diamond Rio, Del McCoury Band, Jon Conlee, Bill Anderson, and variety of other guests. On Saturday, Jackson performs at one of Nashville's newest venues, Marathon Music Works, where she'll be supported by The Black Belles and DJ Johny Jackson. The concert, one of the first at the spot, which opened its doors just this week, is free for folks who participated in the contest to give Marathon its name.

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    Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica are in Germany for two performances this weekend: the first takes place at the Schloss Neuhardenberg in Neuhardenberg, tonight; the second brings Kremer and his chamber orchestra to the Alte Oper Frankfurt on Sunday. On the program for both concerts are works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Bernstein, and Valentin Silvestrov.

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    k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang's Australian tour (and year-long worldwide tour) is nearing its end, as the final performances of their six-night residency at the State Theatre in Sydney take place tomorrow and Sunday. lang and the band close out their tour on Tuesday with a final concert at the Brisbane Riverstage. In a review of their show at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl last weekend, Annabel Ross of The Age writes: "Controlling that sublime pitch with an effortlessness that beggars belief, lang's voice remains a marvel."

    Fans in Australia, tune in to Channel 7’s Sunday Night this weekend to watch an exclusive performance by lang, then directly afterward head to the show’s website at au.news.yahoo.com to watch a studio audience Q&A with lang plus additional performance footage.

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    As mentioned earlier this week in the Nonesuch Journal, Cheikh Lô began the latest leg of his tour with Still Black, Still Proud: An African Tribute to James Brown, led by longtime Brown band leader Pee Wee Ellis. The tour continues with three performances this weekend: at the Mahaiwe Performance Arts Center in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, tonight; the Flynn Center in Burlington, Vermont, on Saturday; and the Zellerbach Theatre at University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, on Sunday.

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    The Low Anthem played the first concert of a five-night European tour earlier this week in London and continues on this weekend with a performance at Oosterpoort in Groningen, Netherlands, tonight. Then the group makes their way to the aptly named Crossing Border Festival, which takes place in both the Netherlands, where The Low Anthem plays tomorrow night in The Hague, and in Belgium, where they perform in Antwerp on Sunday.

    Reviewing the London show at the Roundhouse, The Arts Desk's David Cheal notes that "the audience’s attention was absolute, their silence total" as the band created "a sound that was organic, warm, rootsy and unmistakably American, but which entirely transcended the cheesy sentimentality that afflicts so much of that country’s so-called country music."

    R.E.M.'s Mike Mills recently spoke to the Onion's A.V. Club about some up-and-coming artists he's excited about and included The Low Anthem among them, saying: "The Low Anthem is doing some pretty cool things out there. I think it’s a good time for music."

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    Jessica Lea Mayfield makes two appearances supporting the Drive-By Truckers this weekend: at the State Theatre in Portland, Maine, tonight, and the Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia on Saturday. Mayfield finishes off her weekend with a headlining performance at Rams Head on Stage in Annapolis, Maryland, on Sunday with Ri¢hie supporting her. She spoke with the Baltimore Sun in advance of Sunday's show for an interview you can read at baltimoresun.com.

    As noted earlier today in the Nonesuch Journal, Mayfield will be among the artists showcased on the PBS special ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival, which airs on PBS stations across the US starting Saturday. The hour-long special was filmed live at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville during the Americana Music Association's Honors and Award Show and also features a performance from Emmylou Harris, among others.

    Mayfield recently stopped by Virginia public radio station WNRN to talk with morning host James Albert and perform songs off her Nonesuch debut album, Tell Me. You can listen to the segment at wnrn.org and watch her WNRN performance of "Somewhere in Your Heart" off Tell Me here. This solo acoustic performance, says Prefix, " gives her an opportunity to show how powerful that country-ish twang in her voice can be."

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    Natalie Merchant joins music icon Levon Helm, Donald Fagen, Graham Parker, and a variety of other guest artists for a performance at the Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston, New York, tonight. Proceeds from the show, titled Shelter From the Storm, benefit those in the region who were affected by Tropical Storm Irene.

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    Pat Metheny Trio, featuring bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Bill Stewart, continues its European tour with three stops in Spain this weekend: at the Auditorio de Zaragoza tonight, La Maestranza in Sevilla on Saturday, and Auditorio de Cartagena on Sunday.

    During a recent tour stop in Warsaw, Poland, Metheny was awarded a gold record for sales of his latest solo Nonesuch release, What's It All About. You can see a picture of the event on Metheny's Facebook page.

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    Mandy Patinkin and Patti LuPone reunited on Broadway on Wednesday for An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, which is in previews through the weekend and opens at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre next week. Patinkin and LuPone first appeared together giving Tony Award–winning performances in the original production of Evita. The Los Angeles Times says: “These two music and theatre legends deliver a sparsely elegant master class in the art of conjuring emotional truth in dramatic song.”

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    Punch Brothers' tour with Paul Simon, which comes to a close next week, before Thanksgiving, makes three stops in the Midwest this weekend: at the Fox Theatre in Detroit tonight, Veteran's Memorial Auditorium in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday, and Indiana University Auditorium in Bloomington on Sunday.

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    Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau continue their European tour together with a concert at Berlin's Kammermusiksaal tonight. The duo remains in Germany on Saturday to perform at Gutersloh Stadthalle. The final show of the weekend brings Redman and Mehldau to Luxemberg where they play at Philharmonie de Luxembourg on Sunday night.

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    Allen Toussaint begins his four-show residency at Joe's Pub in New York, with a special matinee on Sunday at noon. The residency is a part of Joe's Pub New York Voices series supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

    “I feel it an honor and a privilege to be a participant in Joe's Pub’s first commissioning program supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, a superb marriage,” says Toussaint. “Performing at Joe’s Pub has been and continues to be a unique pleasure.”

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    Sara Watkins and brother Sean close out the current leg of their tour in support of the Blind Boys of Alabama with two concerts in the Blind Boys home state: at the Leslie Wright Fine Arts Center at Samford University in Birmingham tonight and the Saengar Theater in Mobile on Saturday. Then it's on to Mississippi for the final stop of their tour together, as they perform at Mississippi State University in Meridian, in the Riley Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday night.

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on November 17, 2011 - 6:38pm
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Philip Glass's Satyagraha at the Met makes its way to movie theaters ... Carolina Chocolate Drops' Dom Flemons joins Pete Seeger in NJ ... Richard Goode plays with Boston Symphony Orchestra ... Wanda Jackson plays the Grand Ole Opry ... Gidon Kremer, Kremerata Baltica tour Germany ... k.d. lang closes out Sydney residency ... Cheikh Lô celebrates James Brown ... The Low Anthem tour Europe ... Jessica Lea Mayfield joins Drive-By Truckers ... Natalie Merchant joins Levon Helm upstate NY ... Pat Metheny Trio tours Spain ... Mandy Patinkin joins Patti LuPone on Broadway ... Punch Brothers tour Midwest with Paul Simon ... Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau take duo show to Germany ... Allen Toussaint launches Joe's Pub residency in NYC ... Sara Watkins joins Blind Boys of Alabama in their home state ... and more ...

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Philip Glass's visually stunning opera Satyagraha makes its way to the big screen as the Metropolitan Opera in New York transmits Saturday afternoon's performance from the Met to movie theaters across the world as part of The Met: Live in HD series. There will be an encore presentation in the US on December 7 and in Canada on January 14. For more information and to find out where Satyagraha is playing in a theater near you, go to metopera.org.

The New York Post calls Satyagraha "a masterpiece of musical and visual art." The AP calls it "spectacular." Following Saturday's performance, there will be two additional performances at the Met, next Saturday and Thursday after that. For tickets, go to metopera.org.

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Carolina Chocolate Drops band member Dom Flemons performs a solo show at the William Carlos Williams Center in Rutherford, New Jersey, on Saturday night. The concert is part of the Pete and Toshi Seeger Wetlands Preservation concert series, which include an environmental expo and awards ceremony before each show. Flemons joins guitarist Tom Paxton, banjoist John McCutcheon, and special guest, legendary folk icon Pete Seeger.

---

Richard Goode joins the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Boston's Symphony Hall tomorrow night. On the program are works by Elliott Carter, Berlioz, Mozart and Bartók.

---

Wanda Jackson is in Nashville, celebrating traditions both old and new in Music City this weekend. First up, Jackson performs on the timeless Grand Ole Opry at the historic Ryman Auditorium tonight, as do Diamond Rio, Del McCoury Band, Jon Conlee, Bill Anderson, and variety of other guests. On Saturday, Jackson performs at one of Nashville's newest venues, Marathon Music Works, where she'll be supported by The Black Belles and DJ Johny Jackson. The concert, one of the first at the spot, which opened its doors just this week, is free for folks who participated in the contest to give Marathon its name.

---

Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica are in Germany for two performances this weekend: the first takes place at the Schloss Neuhardenberg in Neuhardenberg, tonight; the second brings Kremer and his chamber orchestra to the Alte Oper Frankfurt on Sunday. On the program for both concerts are works by Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Bernstein, and Valentin Silvestrov.

---

k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang's Australian tour (and year-long worldwide tour) is nearing its end, as the final performances of their six-night residency at the State Theatre in Sydney take place tomorrow and Sunday. lang and the band close out their tour on Tuesday with a final concert at the Brisbane Riverstage. In a review of their show at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl last weekend, Annabel Ross of The Age writes: "Controlling that sublime pitch with an effortlessness that beggars belief, lang's voice remains a marvel."

Fans in Australia, tune in to Channel 7’s Sunday Night this weekend to watch an exclusive performance by lang, then directly afterward head to the show’s website at au.news.yahoo.com to watch a studio audience Q&A with lang plus additional performance footage.

---

As mentioned earlier this week in the Nonesuch Journal, Cheikh Lô began the latest leg of his tour with Still Black, Still Proud: An African Tribute to James Brown, led by longtime Brown band leader Pee Wee Ellis. The tour continues with three performances this weekend: at the Mahaiwe Performance Arts Center in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, tonight; the Flynn Center in Burlington, Vermont, on Saturday; and the Zellerbach Theatre at University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, on Sunday.

---

The Low Anthem played the first concert of a five-night European tour earlier this week in London and continues on this weekend with a performance at Oosterpoort in Groningen, Netherlands, tonight. Then the group makes their way to the aptly named Crossing Border Festival, which takes place in both the Netherlands, where The Low Anthem plays tomorrow night in The Hague, and in Belgium, where they perform in Antwerp on Sunday.

Reviewing the London show at the Roundhouse, The Arts Desk's David Cheal notes that "the audience’s attention was absolute, their silence total" as the band created "a sound that was organic, warm, rootsy and unmistakably American, but which entirely transcended the cheesy sentimentality that afflicts so much of that country’s so-called country music."

R.E.M.'s Mike Mills recently spoke to the Onion's A.V. Club about some up-and-coming artists he's excited about and included The Low Anthem among them, saying: "The Low Anthem is doing some pretty cool things out there. I think it’s a good time for music."

---

Jessica Lea Mayfield makes two appearances supporting the Drive-By Truckers this weekend: at the State Theatre in Portland, Maine, tonight, and the Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia on Saturday. Mayfield finishes off her weekend with a headlining performance at Rams Head on Stage in Annapolis, Maryland, on Sunday with Ri¢hie supporting her. She spoke with the Baltimore Sun in advance of Sunday's show for an interview you can read at baltimoresun.com.

As noted earlier today in the Nonesuch Journal, Mayfield will be among the artists showcased on the PBS special ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival, which airs on PBS stations across the US starting Saturday. The hour-long special was filmed live at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville during the Americana Music Association's Honors and Award Show and also features a performance from Emmylou Harris, among others.

Mayfield recently stopped by Virginia public radio station WNRN to talk with morning host James Albert and perform songs off her Nonesuch debut album, Tell Me. You can listen to the segment at wnrn.org and watch her WNRN performance of "Somewhere in Your Heart" off Tell Me here. This solo acoustic performance, says Prefix, " gives her an opportunity to show how powerful that country-ish twang in her voice can be."

---

Natalie Merchant joins music icon Levon Helm, Donald Fagen, Graham Parker, and a variety of other guest artists for a performance at the Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston, New York, tonight. Proceeds from the show, titled Shelter From the Storm, benefit those in the region who were affected by Tropical Storm Irene.

---

Pat Metheny Trio, featuring bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Bill Stewart, continues its European tour with three stops in Spain this weekend: at the Auditorio de Zaragoza tonight, La Maestranza in Sevilla on Saturday, and Auditorio de Cartagena on Sunday.

During a recent tour stop in Warsaw, Poland, Metheny was awarded a gold record for sales of his latest solo Nonesuch release, What's It All About. You can see a picture of the event on Metheny's Facebook page.

---

Mandy Patinkin and Patti LuPone reunited on Broadway on Wednesday for An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, which is in previews through the weekend and opens at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre next week. Patinkin and LuPone first appeared together giving Tony Award–winning performances in the original production of Evita. The Los Angeles Times says: “These two music and theatre legends deliver a sparsely elegant master class in the art of conjuring emotional truth in dramatic song.”

---

Punch Brothers' tour with Paul Simon, which comes to a close next week, before Thanksgiving, makes three stops in the Midwest this weekend: at the Fox Theatre in Detroit tonight, Veteran's Memorial Auditorium in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday, and Indiana University Auditorium in Bloomington on Sunday.

---

Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau continue their European tour together with a concert at Berlin's Kammermusiksaal tonight. The duo remains in Germany on Saturday to perform at Gutersloh Stadthalle. The final show of the weekend brings Redman and Mehldau to Luxemberg where they play at Philharmonie de Luxembourg on Sunday night.

---

Allen Toussaint begins his four-show residency at Joe's Pub in New York, with a special matinee on Sunday at noon. The residency is a part of Joe's Pub New York Voices series supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

“I feel it an honor and a privilege to be a participant in Joe's Pub’s first commissioning program supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, a superb marriage,” says Toussaint. “Performing at Joe’s Pub has been and continues to be a unique pleasure.”

---

Sara Watkins and brother Sean close out the current leg of their tour in support of the Blind Boys of Alabama with two concerts in the Blind Boys home state: at the Leslie Wright Fine Arts Center at Samford University in Birmingham tonight and the Saengar Theater in Mobile on Saturday. Then it's on to Mississippi for the final stop of their tour together, as they perform at Mississippi State University in Meridian, in the Riley Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday night.

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Philip Glass: "Satyagraha" at the Metropolitan Opera. Photo by Ken Howard.

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