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Nonesuch Events for a Summer Holiday, July 18–27

  • Friday, July 18, 2014
    Nonesuch Events for a Summer Holiday, July 18–27

    The Nonesuch Journal is taking a bit of a break for a summer holiday, ready to return with all the latest Nonesuch news on Monday, July 28. Until then, the summer concert season remains in full swing, of course, and with plenty of great music being made around the world, here's a look at some of the many events featuring Nonesuch artists in the coming days, hopefully reaching wherever your summer travels may take you. For additional details and tickets links for these and other upcoming shows, head to nonesuch.com/on-tour.



    Alarm Will Sound at Mizzou International Composers Festival

    Alarm Will Sound concludes its residency at the University of Missouri’s Mizzou International Composers Festival with two performances at the Missouri Theatre in Columbia, Missouri, this week: a collaborative concert that follows a week of workshops, open rehearsals, and master classes with new composers and includes John Adams’s Scratchband (7/24), and “Eight World Premieres,” which features the world premiere of works composed for Alarm Will Sound by the festival’s eight resident composers (7/26).


    Sam Amidon Tours Europe

    Sam Amidon continues his European tour with a set at Ceilidh Hall on the Isle of Eigg, Scotland, as part of the sold-out Howlin’ Fling festival (7/18), followed by three shows in Italy: a set at the Half Die Festival in Rome (7/20), Hana-Bi in Marina di Ravenna (7/21), and Caffetteria delle Oblate in Florence (7/22).

    Next Friday, Amidon brings the music of his Nonesuch debut album, Bright Sunny South, and more back to the UK for a set at the Port Eliot Festival in Port Eliot, St. Germans, in Cornwall (7/25). He heads next to Finland for three nights at Our Festival and continues offering sets in Europe through August.


    Devendra Banhart at Celebrate Brooklyn!

    Devendra Banhart, whose Nonesuch debut album, Mala, was released last year, joins Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds for a performance at the Prospect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn, New York City, as part of Celebrate Brooklyn! (7/26).


    The Black Keys Conclude European Summer Tour

    The Black Keys round out their European summer festival tour with two main stage sets this week: at the Latitude Festival in Southwold Suffolk, England (7/20), and the sold-out Paléo Festival in Nyon, Switzerland (7/22). They kick off the next leg of the Turn Blue world tour in North America on September 5, with special guests Cage The Elephant, Jake Bugg, and St. Vincent, and return to Europe in February.


    Bombino Continues European Festival Tour

    Bombino and his band continue their European tour with three festival sets this week: the Earagail Arts Festival in Donegal, Ireland (7/18), Somersault Festival in North Devon, England (7/19), and Festival Eutropia in Rome (7/20). His sets feature the music from his Dan Auerbach-produced debut album, Nomad, released last year on Nonesuch Records, and more.


    Boyhood Expands to Additional US Theaters

    Richard Linklater's groundbreaking new film, Boyhood, which opened in the UK and select theaters in New York and Los Angeles last weekend, expands to a number of additional theaters across the US the weekends of July 18 and 25. To find a theater near you, click here. To pick up the soundtrack, which spans the film's 12 years, head to iTunes or the Nonesuch Store.


    Carolina Chocolate Drops Tour the US

    Carolina Chocolate Drops perform a set at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in Oak Hill, New York (7/19), before kicking off the Southern leg of their US tour at Lake Fairfield in Cashiers, North Carolina (7/25), and FloydFest in Floyd, Virginia (7/27). They round out their US summer tour US back in their home state of North Carolina with a performance at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh before heading to Europe in August.


    Jeremy Denk Brings Ives and Bach to the Apsen Music Festival

    Pianist Jeremy Denk offers a recital at Harris Concert Hall in Aspen, Colorado, as part of the Aspen Music Festival (7/23). On the program is Ives’s “Concord” Sonata and Bach’s Goldberg Variations, the latter of which is featured on his latest Nonesuch release. Earlier that day, Denk joins composer Lowell Liebermann for a conversation with AMFS President and CEO Alan Fletcher.


    Emmylou Harris Takes Her Tour South

    Emmylou Harris offers a set at the Buckle-Up Music Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio (7/19), followed by three shows in the South: Maymont in Richmond, Virginia (7/24); the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park in Alpharetta, Georgia, as a special guest of The Avett Brothers (7/25); and the Times Union Center for Performing Arts in Jacksonville, Florida (7/26). Harris’sgroundbreaking, Daniel Lanois-produced album Wrecking Ball wasreissued on Nonesuch Records earlier this year.


    Iron and Wine Performs Annual Benefit Concert in Austin

    Iron and Wine, aka Sam Beam, returns to the Paramount Theatre in his former hometown of Austin, Texas, to perform at the Fifth Annual Midwives Benefit, benefitting the non-profit organization Mercy in Action (7/26). The night before, Beam hosts a Movie Night at the Paramount, introducing the film George Washington, directed by David Gordon Green (7/25).


    Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica Tour Germany

    Gidon Kremer and his Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra kick off a seven-city tour of Germany at Basilika St. Mauritius in Niederalteich (7/18). The orchestra goes on to join Nikolay Borchev, Matthias Schorn, Igor Levit, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla for performances at St Georgen Kirche in Parchim (7/22) and Heiligen-Geist-Kirche in Wismar (7/23).

    Kremer and his orchestra head next to the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival to give the premiere of a dance project by Kremer and Ralf Dörnen—titled In Love—at the Theater in Greifswwald (7/24) and in Stralsund (7/26). As part of the festival, Kremer and his orchestra also present All About Gidon at Halle 207 in Rostock (7/25) and the Schloss Ulrichshusen in Ulrichshusen (7/27). Earlier that morning at the same venue, they offer an “Animal Harmonics” concert for children. They close out their German tour at the Gstaad Zoo at the end of the month.


    Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana Conclude Mehliana Tour, Mehldau Continues in Germany

    Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana round out their Mehliana duo tour with a late-night set at the Malta Jazz Festival in Valetta, Malta (7/18), and the Dracula Club in St. Moritz, Switzerland, as part of Festival da Jazz (7/19). The tour follows the release of the duo’s debut album, Mehliana: Taming the Dragon, released on Nonesuch earlier this year.

    Mehldau remains in Europe for two shows at Schloss Elmau in Elmau, Germany: a solo set (7/20) and a duo of different sort with his wife, vocalist Fleurine (7/22).


    Natalie Merchant Tours the US

    Natalie Merchant performs throughout the US Northeast this week: at the State Theater in Portland, Maine (7/18); Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown, New York (7/19); a sold-out show at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center in Westhampton Beach, New York (7/20); and the Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead in Munhall, Pennsylvania (7/22).

    Merchant heads next to the Midwest, where she performs at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago (7/24) and the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee (7/25). Before both these shows, she will sign copies of her new, self-titled album at Barnes & Noble bookstores in Chicago’s Webster Place and Wauwatosa’s Mayfair Mall in Wisconsin, respectively.


    Pat Metheny Unity Group Continues US Tour

    Pat Metheny Unity Group—Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez, Ben Williams, and Giulio Carmassi—covers a lot of US ground this week, joined for most of the dates by special guest and platinum-selling artist Bruce Hornsby with Sonny Emory for what they've dubbed the Campfire Tour 2014. They perform out West at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles (7/18); down the Golden State to Thornton Winery in Temecula (7/19); the University of Utah’s Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City (7/21); the Eagle River Pavilion at Merrill Park in Eagle, Idaho (7/22); the Center for the Arts in Jackson, Wyoming (7/24); and the Arvada Center in Arvada, Colorado (7/25).

    The Unity Group then heads across the country to perform at CrossroadsKC in Kansas City, Missouri (7/26), and KCD Theater in Louisville, Kentucky (7/27). The performances feature selections from the new album Kin (←→), released this past February on Nonesuch Records.

    The Sacramento Bee, reviewing a show from earlier this week, says Metheny shared “a generous swath of the bright modern jazz he has mastered. With his strong, cohesive Unity Group, Metheny touched on tunes from throughout his consistent and sometimes surprising career in a polished two-hour, 40-minute intermission-free show, which never flagged.”


    Randy Newman Performs in Pemberton

    Randy Newman performs outside Whistler, British Columbia, in Canada, as part of the Pemberton Music Festival (7/20).

    “If the Devil were as endearingly funny as Randy Newman at the piano, a season in hell might not be so painful,” writes the New York Times of Newman’s musical theater adaptation of Goethe’s Faust and its recent one-night-only performance at New York City Center. The Times goes on to say “how consistently the songs revealed the sincere feeling beneath Mr. Newman’s wiseguy attitudinizing.”


    Nickel Creek Tours the US

    Nickel Creek brings the music of its new album, A Dotted Line, and more to Ohio for performances in Cain Park’ Evans Amphitheater in Cleveland Heights (7/18); LC Pavilion in Columbus (7/19). The tour continues, with supporting sets by The Secret Sisters, at the Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky (7/20); Stage AE in Pittsburgh (7/22); a free show at Prospect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn, New York, as part of Celebrate Brooklyn! (7/24); The Green at Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont (7/25); and a set at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island (7/26).

    Fans around the world can hear the band perform at the sold-out Newport Folk Festival, as NPR Music is broadcast the weekend's events live. Head to npr.org/music for details.


    Conor Oberst Concludes European Tour, Plays Newport Folk Festival

    Conor Oberst, backed by the band Dawes, which is joining him as special guest throughout the tour, rounds out his tour of Europe at KOKO in London (7/18); the Latitude Festival in Southwold Suffolk, England (7/19); the Longitude Festival in Dublin, Ireland (7/20); and ABC in Glasgow, Scotland (7/21). You can read an interview with Oberst in the Irish Times here.

    Oberst then brings the music of his Nonesuch debut album, Upside Down Mountain, back across the Atlantic for a set at the Newport Folk Festival in Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island (7/27). As with Nickel Creek, Conor Oberst fans can tune in to hear the music from Newport via NPR Music's live coverage at npr.org/music.


    Robert Plant Offers a Set in the Czech Republic

    Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters perform at Dolní Vítkovice in Ostrava, Czech Republic, as part of Colours of Ostrava (7/19). They round out their European tour at Glastonbury Abbey in Glastonbury, UK, in August. Plant’s new album, lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar, is due September 9 on Nonesuch/Warner Bros. Records.


    Joshua Redman Quartet Continues Tour of Europe

    Joshua Redman Quartet—pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Gregory Hutchinson—continues its tour of Europe this week. First up are three dates in Spain—Auditorio de Tenerife in Tenerife (7/19), Teatro Cuyás in Las Palmas (7/20), and Jazz en la Costa festival in Almuñecar (7/21)—followed by two festival sets in Switzerland: at Langnau Jazz Nights in Langnau (7/23) and Festival da Jazz at the Dracula Club in St. Moritz (7/24). They head to Italy for sets at the Gezmataz Jazz Festival in Genova (7/25) and the Stresa Festival in Stresa (7/26), followed by a set at the Paris Jazz Festival in Paris (7/27). The European tour closes out with one more performance in France and a festival set in Sweden later this month.

     

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The Nonesuch Journal is taking a bit of a break for a summer holiday, ready to return with all the latest Nonesuch news on Monday, July 28. Until then, the summer concert season remains in full swing, of course, and with plenty of great music being made around the world, here's a look at some of the many events featuring Nonesuch artists in the coming days, hopefully reaching wherever your summer travels may take you.

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The Nonesuch Journal is taking a bit of a break for a summer holiday, ready to return with all the latest Nonesuch news on Monday, July 28. Until then, the summer concert season remains in full swing, of course, and with plenty of great music being made around the world, here's a look at some of the many events featuring Nonesuch artists in the coming days, hopefully reaching wherever your summer travels may take you. For additional details and tickets links for these and other upcoming shows, head to nonesuch.com/on-tour.



Alarm Will Sound at Mizzou International Composers Festival

Alarm Will Sound concludes its residency at the University of Missouri’s Mizzou International Composers Festival with two performances at the Missouri Theatre in Columbia, Missouri, this week: a collaborative concert that follows a week of workshops, open rehearsals, and master classes with new composers and includes John Adams’s Scratchband (7/24), and “Eight World Premieres,” which features the world premiere of works composed for Alarm Will Sound by the festival’s eight resident composers (7/26).


Sam Amidon Tours Europe

Sam Amidon continues his European tour with a set at Ceilidh Hall on the Isle of Eigg, Scotland, as part of the sold-out Howlin’ Fling festival (7/18), followed by three shows in Italy: a set at the Half Die Festival in Rome (7/20), Hana-Bi in Marina di Ravenna (7/21), and Caffetteria delle Oblate in Florence (7/22).

Next Friday, Amidon brings the music of his Nonesuch debut album, Bright Sunny South, and more back to the UK for a set at the Port Eliot Festival in Port Eliot, St. Germans, in Cornwall (7/25). He heads next to Finland for three nights at Our Festival and continues offering sets in Europe through August.


Devendra Banhart at Celebrate Brooklyn!

Devendra Banhart, whose Nonesuch debut album, Mala, was released last year, joins Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds for a performance at the Prospect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn, New York City, as part of Celebrate Brooklyn! (7/26).


The Black Keys Conclude European Summer Tour

The Black Keys round out their European summer festival tour with two main stage sets this week: at the Latitude Festival in Southwold Suffolk, England (7/20), and the sold-out Paléo Festival in Nyon, Switzerland (7/22). They kick off the next leg of the Turn Blue world tour in North America on September 5, with special guests Cage The Elephant, Jake Bugg, and St. Vincent, and return to Europe in February.


Bombino Continues European Festival Tour

Bombino and his band continue their European tour with three festival sets this week: the Earagail Arts Festival in Donegal, Ireland (7/18), Somersault Festival in North Devon, England (7/19), and Festival Eutropia in Rome (7/20). His sets feature the music from his Dan Auerbach-produced debut album, Nomad, released last year on Nonesuch Records, and more.


Boyhood Expands to Additional US Theaters

Richard Linklater's groundbreaking new film, Boyhood, which opened in the UK and select theaters in New York and Los Angeles last weekend, expands to a number of additional theaters across the US the weekends of July 18 and 25. To find a theater near you, click here. To pick up the soundtrack, which spans the film's 12 years, head to iTunes or the Nonesuch Store.


Carolina Chocolate Drops Tour the US

Carolina Chocolate Drops perform a set at the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in Oak Hill, New York (7/19), before kicking off the Southern leg of their US tour at Lake Fairfield in Cashiers, North Carolina (7/25), and FloydFest in Floyd, Virginia (7/27). They round out their US summer tour US back in their home state of North Carolina with a performance at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh before heading to Europe in August.


Jeremy Denk Brings Ives and Bach to the Apsen Music Festival

Pianist Jeremy Denk offers a recital at Harris Concert Hall in Aspen, Colorado, as part of the Aspen Music Festival (7/23). On the program is Ives’s “Concord” Sonata and Bach’s Goldberg Variations, the latter of which is featured on his latest Nonesuch release. Earlier that day, Denk joins composer Lowell Liebermann for a conversation with AMFS President and CEO Alan Fletcher.


Emmylou Harris Takes Her Tour South

Emmylou Harris offers a set at the Buckle-Up Music Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio (7/19), followed by three shows in the South: Maymont in Richmond, Virginia (7/24); the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park in Alpharetta, Georgia, as a special guest of The Avett Brothers (7/25); and the Times Union Center for Performing Arts in Jacksonville, Florida (7/26). Harris’sgroundbreaking, Daniel Lanois-produced album Wrecking Ball wasreissued on Nonesuch Records earlier this year.


Iron and Wine Performs Annual Benefit Concert in Austin

Iron and Wine, aka Sam Beam, returns to the Paramount Theatre in his former hometown of Austin, Texas, to perform at the Fifth Annual Midwives Benefit, benefitting the non-profit organization Mercy in Action (7/26). The night before, Beam hosts a Movie Night at the Paramount, introducing the film George Washington, directed by David Gordon Green (7/25).


Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica Tour Germany

Gidon Kremer and his Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra kick off a seven-city tour of Germany at Basilika St. Mauritius in Niederalteich (7/18). The orchestra goes on to join Nikolay Borchev, Matthias Schorn, Igor Levit, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla for performances at St Georgen Kirche in Parchim (7/22) and Heiligen-Geist-Kirche in Wismar (7/23).

Kremer and his orchestra head next to the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival to give the premiere of a dance project by Kremer and Ralf Dörnen—titled In Love—at the Theater in Greifswwald (7/24) and in Stralsund (7/26). As part of the festival, Kremer and his orchestra also present All About Gidon at Halle 207 in Rostock (7/25) and the Schloss Ulrichshusen in Ulrichshusen (7/27). Earlier that morning at the same venue, they offer an “Animal Harmonics” concert for children. They close out their German tour at the Gstaad Zoo at the end of the month.


Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana Conclude Mehliana Tour, Mehldau Continues in Germany

Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana round out their Mehliana duo tour with a late-night set at the Malta Jazz Festival in Valetta, Malta (7/18), and the Dracula Club in St. Moritz, Switzerland, as part of Festival da Jazz (7/19). The tour follows the release of the duo’s debut album, Mehliana: Taming the Dragon, released on Nonesuch earlier this year.

Mehldau remains in Europe for two shows at Schloss Elmau in Elmau, Germany: a solo set (7/20) and a duo of different sort with his wife, vocalist Fleurine (7/22).


Natalie Merchant Tours the US

Natalie Merchant performs throughout the US Northeast this week: at the State Theater in Portland, Maine (7/18); Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown, New York (7/19); a sold-out show at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center in Westhampton Beach, New York (7/20); and the Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead in Munhall, Pennsylvania (7/22).

Merchant heads next to the Midwest, where she performs at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago (7/24) and the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee (7/25). Before both these shows, she will sign copies of her new, self-titled album at Barnes & Noble bookstores in Chicago’s Webster Place and Wauwatosa’s Mayfair Mall in Wisconsin, respectively.


Pat Metheny Unity Group Continues US Tour

Pat Metheny Unity Group—Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez, Ben Williams, and Giulio Carmassi—covers a lot of US ground this week, joined for most of the dates by special guest and platinum-selling artist Bruce Hornsby with Sonny Emory for what they've dubbed the Campfire Tour 2014. They perform out West at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles (7/18); down the Golden State to Thornton Winery in Temecula (7/19); the University of Utah’s Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City (7/21); the Eagle River Pavilion at Merrill Park in Eagle, Idaho (7/22); the Center for the Arts in Jackson, Wyoming (7/24); and the Arvada Center in Arvada, Colorado (7/25).

The Unity Group then heads across the country to perform at CrossroadsKC in Kansas City, Missouri (7/26), and KCD Theater in Louisville, Kentucky (7/27). The performances feature selections from the new album Kin (←→), released this past February on Nonesuch Records.

The Sacramento Bee, reviewing a show from earlier this week, says Metheny shared “a generous swath of the bright modern jazz he has mastered. With his strong, cohesive Unity Group, Metheny touched on tunes from throughout his consistent and sometimes surprising career in a polished two-hour, 40-minute intermission-free show, which never flagged.”


Randy Newman Performs in Pemberton

Randy Newman performs outside Whistler, British Columbia, in Canada, as part of the Pemberton Music Festival (7/20).

“If the Devil were as endearingly funny as Randy Newman at the piano, a season in hell might not be so painful,” writes the New York Times of Newman’s musical theater adaptation of Goethe’s Faust and its recent one-night-only performance at New York City Center. The Times goes on to say “how consistently the songs revealed the sincere feeling beneath Mr. Newman’s wiseguy attitudinizing.”


Nickel Creek Tours the US

Nickel Creek brings the music of its new album, A Dotted Line, and more to Ohio for performances in Cain Park’ Evans Amphitheater in Cleveland Heights (7/18); LC Pavilion in Columbus (7/19). The tour continues, with supporting sets by The Secret Sisters, at the Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky (7/20); Stage AE in Pittsburgh (7/22); a free show at Prospect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn, New York, as part of Celebrate Brooklyn! (7/24); The Green at Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont (7/25); and a set at the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island (7/26).

Fans around the world can hear the band perform at the sold-out Newport Folk Festival, as NPR Music is broadcast the weekend's events live. Head to npr.org/music for details.


Conor Oberst Concludes European Tour, Plays Newport Folk Festival

Conor Oberst, backed by the band Dawes, which is joining him as special guest throughout the tour, rounds out his tour of Europe at KOKO in London (7/18); the Latitude Festival in Southwold Suffolk, England (7/19); the Longitude Festival in Dublin, Ireland (7/20); and ABC in Glasgow, Scotland (7/21). You can read an interview with Oberst in the Irish Times here.

Oberst then brings the music of his Nonesuch debut album, Upside Down Mountain, back across the Atlantic for a set at the Newport Folk Festival in Fort Adams State Park in Newport, Rhode Island (7/27). As with Nickel Creek, Conor Oberst fans can tune in to hear the music from Newport via NPR Music's live coverage at npr.org/music.


Robert Plant Offers a Set in the Czech Republic

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters perform at Dolní Vítkovice in Ostrava, Czech Republic, as part of Colours of Ostrava (7/19). They round out their European tour at Glastonbury Abbey in Glastonbury, UK, in August. Plant’s new album, lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar, is due September 9 on Nonesuch/Warner Bros. Records.


Joshua Redman Quartet Continues Tour of Europe

Joshua Redman Quartet—pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Gregory Hutchinson—continues its tour of Europe this week. First up are three dates in Spain—Auditorio de Tenerife in Tenerife (7/19), Teatro Cuyás in Las Palmas (7/20), and Jazz en la Costa festival in Almuñecar (7/21)—followed by two festival sets in Switzerland: at Langnau Jazz Nights in Langnau (7/23) and Festival da Jazz at the Dracula Club in St. Moritz (7/24). They head to Italy for sets at the Gezmataz Jazz Festival in Genova (7/25) and the Stresa Festival in Stresa (7/26), followed by a set at the Paris Jazz Festival in Paris (7/27). The European tour closes out with one more performance in France and a festival set in Sweden later this month.

 

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