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    Nonesuch Events for the Long Weekend of January 18–21
    Josh Goleman

    Gabriel Kahane kicks off a six-city tour of the US West with a performance at Globe Hall in Denver on Sunday. The tour, featuring music from his new album, Book of Travelers, runs through the end of the month and includes stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle. The album, his Nonesuch debut, made a year's best list from The New Yorker, and NPR Music named the album track "November" one of the year's best songs.

    “The album is full of deeply felt lyrics, exquisitely composed piano accompaniments, unexpected harmonic and rhythmic twists, and stylistic flourishes taken from jazz, blues, classical, and American folk music,” says San Francisco Classical Voice in an interview with Kahane ahead of the tour. You can read what he had to say at sfcv.org.

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    Sam Amidon and Nico Muhly join the Aurora Orchestra, led by Nicholas Collon, for Songs from the Road—the latest installment in Aurora’s Orchestral Theatre series—at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London on Sunday. The program includes works by Mahler and Muhly, as well as the traditional folk song “Two Sisters,” and the world premiere of Du Yun’s Where We Lost Our Shadows.

    Amidon stopped by BBC Radio 3's In Tune yesterday to give a preview performance ahead of the concert. You can listen to the show at bbc.co.uk.

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    Pianist Jeremy Denk gives solo recitals at the Cleveland Institute of Music’s Mixon Hall in Ohio on Saturday and Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. He performs works by Beethoven, Bizet, Mendelssohn, Schumann, and John Adams.

    Denk's new album, c.1300–c.2000, due February 8, is available to pre-order now with an instant download of Binchois's Triste Plaisir and Brahms's Intermezzo in B Minor from Klavierstücke, Op. 119, No. 1.

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    Rhiannon Giddens and multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi perform at Folk Club in Turin, Italy, tonight. The two, whose shared creative ground spans gospel, jazz, blues, country, and folk, head out on an eleven-city tour of Ireland in March.

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    Pianist Tigran Hamasyan joins the Brussels Philharmonic, joined by bassist Jeremy Bruyère and drummer Arthur Hnatek, at De Bijloke in Gent, Belgium, on Saturday. From there, Hamasyan heads to the UK for a solo performance at RNCM in Manchester on Sunday.

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    Lake Street Dive continues its Free Yourself Up tour in Florida this long weekend, with sold-out shows at The Capitol in Clearwater tonight, Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale on Saturday, and Vinyl Music Hall in Pensacola on Monday.

    Free Yourself Up was named one of the Best Records of 2018 by Pop Matters, which says the album “cleverly pulls off the rare hat-trick of not only being the band's most instantly accessible album but also their best.”

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    Joshua Redman and his Quartet, featuring pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Ben Williams, and drummer Obed Calvaire, perform at Knight Concert Hall in Miami tonight.

    Redman spoke to the Miami Herald ahead of the show about a different project, the Still Dreaming Quartet—drummer Brian Blade, bassist Scott Colley, and cornetist Ron Miles—which released the album Still Dreaming on Nonesuch last year. The album is up for a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album and made year’s best lists from Rolling Stone, Jazzwise, Guardian, and Paste.

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    Chris Thile hosts his public radio show, Live From Here, at Durham Performing Arts Center in North Carolina on Saturday, with special guests Aoife O'Donovan, Death Cab for Cutie, Tank and the Bangas, and comedian Nore Davis. Folks in the US can tune in on their favorite public radio station this weekend, and fans here and around the world can watch live online at livefromhere.org starting at 5:45 PM ET.

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Nonesuch Events for the Long Weekend of January 18–21

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Gabriel Kahane brings Book of Travelers out West … Sam Amidon, Nico Muhly join Aurora Orchestra in London … Jeremy Denk is in Cleveland, Pittsburgh … Rhiannon Giddens is in Turin … Tigran Hamasyan joins Brussels Philharmonic, plays solo in Manchester … Lake Street Dive, Joshua Redman are in Florida … Chris Thile hosts Live From Here from Durham …

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Gabriel Kahane kicks off a six-city tour of the US West with a performance at Globe Hall in Denver on Sunday. The tour, featuring music from his new album, Book of Travelers, runs through the end of the month and includes stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle. The album, his Nonesuch debut, made a year's best list from The New Yorker, and NPR Music named the album track "November" one of the year's best songs.

“The album is full of deeply felt lyrics, exquisitely composed piano accompaniments, unexpected harmonic and rhythmic twists, and stylistic flourishes taken from jazz, blues, classical, and American folk music,” says San Francisco Classical Voice in an interview with Kahane ahead of the tour. You can read what he had to say at sfcv.org.

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Sam Amidon and Nico Muhly join the Aurora Orchestra, led by Nicholas Collon, for Songs from the Road—the latest installment in Aurora’s Orchestral Theatre series—at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London on Sunday. The program includes works by Mahler and Muhly, as well as the traditional folk song “Two Sisters,” and the world premiere of Du Yun’s Where We Lost Our Shadows.

Amidon stopped by BBC Radio 3's In Tune yesterday to give a preview performance ahead of the concert. You can listen to the show at bbc.co.uk.

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Pianist Jeremy Denk gives solo recitals at the Cleveland Institute of Music’s Mixon Hall in Ohio on Saturday and Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. He performs works by Beethoven, Bizet, Mendelssohn, Schumann, and John Adams.

Denk's new album, c.1300–c.2000, due February 8, is available to pre-order now with an instant download of Binchois's Triste Plaisir and Brahms's Intermezzo in B Minor from Klavierstücke, Op. 119, No. 1.

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Rhiannon Giddens and multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi perform at Folk Club in Turin, Italy, tonight. The two, whose shared creative ground spans gospel, jazz, blues, country, and folk, head out on an eleven-city tour of Ireland in March.

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Pianist Tigran Hamasyan joins the Brussels Philharmonic, joined by bassist Jeremy Bruyère and drummer Arthur Hnatek, at De Bijloke in Gent, Belgium, on Saturday. From there, Hamasyan heads to the UK for a solo performance at RNCM in Manchester on Sunday.

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Lake Street Dive continues its Free Yourself Up tour in Florida this long weekend, with sold-out shows at The Capitol in Clearwater tonight, Culture Room in Ft. Lauderdale on Saturday, and Vinyl Music Hall in Pensacola on Monday.

Free Yourself Up was named one of the Best Records of 2018 by Pop Matters, which says the album “cleverly pulls off the rare hat-trick of not only being the band's most instantly accessible album but also their best.”

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Joshua Redman and his Quartet, featuring pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Ben Williams, and drummer Obed Calvaire, perform at Knight Concert Hall in Miami tonight.

Redman spoke to the Miami Herald ahead of the show about a different project, the Still Dreaming Quartet—drummer Brian Blade, bassist Scott Colley, and cornetist Ron Miles—which released the album Still Dreaming on Nonesuch last year. The album is up for a Grammy Award for Best Jazz Instrumental Album and made year’s best lists from Rolling Stone, Jazzwise, Guardian, and Paste.

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Chris Thile hosts his public radio show, Live From Here, at Durham Performing Arts Center in North Carolina on Saturday, with special guests Aoife O'Donovan, Death Cab for Cutie, Tank and the Bangas, and comedian Nore Davis. Folks in the US can tune in on their favorite public radio station this weekend, and fans here and around the world can watch live online at livefromhere.org starting at 5:45 PM ET.

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