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    Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of February 1–3
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    Composer John Adams conducts the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and violinist Leila Josefowicz in his 1993 Grawemeyer Award–winning Violin Concerto at Meyerson Symphony Center tonight and Saturday. The program, which was first performed last night, also includes his Short Ride in a Fast Machine, Debussy’s Sacred & Profane Dances, and Respighi’s Roman Festivals.

    “I think my music is accessible in the best sense of the word,” Adams tells the Dallas Observer in an interview ahead of the concerts. “I hope it is. I try to convey feeling in its many different shades whether it’s excitement or lyricism or invention.” You can read what else he had to say here.

    Nonesuch released a new recording of Adams's Violin Concerto with Josefowicz and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra led by David Robertson last year. The Times of London, in its five-star review, highlights Josefowicz’s “searing” performance and praises the “masterfully eloquent work” for its “brooding lyrical beauty.” BBC Music Magazine calls the recording “radiant” and “expansively beautiful.”

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    Pianist Jeremy Denk gives a solo recital in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium in New York City tonight, performing works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schumann, and John Adams.

    Denk's new album, c.1300–c.2000, out next week via Nonesuch, is streaming in full till then as an NPR First Listen. “Life, of course, runs in cycles,” writes NPR Music's Tom Huizenga, “and Denk's c.1300–c.2000 lets us know that music—with its special powers of creation, expiration and restoration—does, too.”

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    Kronos Quartet live-scores a screening of filmmaker Sam Green’s A Thousand Thoughts: A Live Documentary at Earlham College’s Goddard Auditorium in Richmond, Indiana, on Saturday. The multimedia experience blends live music and narration with archival footage and filmed interviews with some of the many artists with whom Kronos has collaborated, like Philip Glass, Tanya Tagaq, Steve Reich, Wu Man, and Terry Riley.

    Forbes magazine, reviewing the program’s premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, calls it “a pensive, rewarding, and touching experience … You feel humbled and awed to watch these performers in action as the history of their lives—and of musicians who preceded them—flashes behind them.”

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    Joshua Redman and his Quartet—pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Gregory Hutchinson—perform at Symphony Center in Chicago tonight and at Boulder Theater in Colorado on Saturday. The Los Angeles Times calls Redman “one of the most vital figures in jazz of the new century.”

    As announced yesterday in the Nonesuch Journal, Redman, Goldberg, Rogers, and Hutchinson will release a new Joshua Redman Quartet record, Come What May, on March 29. The album, featuring seven hard bop originals by Redman, is available to pre-order now with an instant download of the album track “How We Do” and an exclusive, limited-edition print autographed by the group.

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    Chris Thile hosts his public radio show, Live From Here, at The Wiltern in Los Angeles tonight, including a special reunion of Nickel Creek, plus special guests Andrew Bird, Jenny Lewis, Nickel Creek bandmate Sara Watkins, comedian Sarah Silverman, and writer Cirocco Dunlap. 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 7:45 PM PT.

    Last weekend on the show, Gaby Moreno sat in as special guest, joining Thile and fellow guest Jason Isbell on vocals. She also performed a new song called “Nobody's Wrong,” which you can watch here.

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John Adams leads Dallas Symphony Orchestra in his Violin Concerto, Short Ride in a Fast Machine … Jeremy Denk performs solo at Carnegie Hall … Kronos Quartet performs live to film screening in Indiana … Joshua Redman Quartet plays Chicago, Boulder … Chris Thile hosts Live From Here from Los Angeles with Nickel Creek, Sara Watkins … 

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Composer John Adams conducts the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and violinist Leila Josefowicz in his 1993 Grawemeyer Award–winning Violin Concerto at Meyerson Symphony Center tonight and Saturday. The program, which was first performed last night, also includes his Short Ride in a Fast Machine, Debussy’s Sacred & Profane Dances, and Respighi’s Roman Festivals.

“I think my music is accessible in the best sense of the word,” Adams tells the Dallas Observer in an interview ahead of the concerts. “I hope it is. I try to convey feeling in its many different shades whether it’s excitement or lyricism or invention.” You can read what else he had to say here.

Nonesuch released a new recording of Adams's Violin Concerto with Josefowicz and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra led by David Robertson last year. The Times of London, in its five-star review, highlights Josefowicz’s “searing” performance and praises the “masterfully eloquent work” for its “brooding lyrical beauty.” BBC Music Magazine calls the recording “radiant” and “expansively beautiful.”

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Pianist Jeremy Denk gives a solo recital in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium in New York City tonight, performing works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schumann, and John Adams.

Denk's new album, c.1300–c.2000, out next week via Nonesuch, is streaming in full till then as an NPR First Listen. “Life, of course, runs in cycles,” writes NPR Music's Tom Huizenga, “and Denk's c.1300–c.2000 lets us know that music—with its special powers of creation, expiration and restoration—does, too.”

---

Kronos Quartet live-scores a screening of filmmaker Sam Green’s A Thousand Thoughts: A Live Documentary at Earlham College’s Goddard Auditorium in Richmond, Indiana, on Saturday. The multimedia experience blends live music and narration with archival footage and filmed interviews with some of the many artists with whom Kronos has collaborated, like Philip Glass, Tanya Tagaq, Steve Reich, Wu Man, and Terry Riley.

Forbes magazine, reviewing the program’s premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, calls it “a pensive, rewarding, and touching experience … You feel humbled and awed to watch these performers in action as the history of their lives—and of musicians who preceded them—flashes behind them.”

---

Joshua Redman and his Quartet—pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Gregory Hutchinson—perform at Symphony Center in Chicago tonight and at Boulder Theater in Colorado on Saturday. The Los Angeles Times calls Redman “one of the most vital figures in jazz of the new century.”

As announced yesterday in the Nonesuch Journal, Redman, Goldberg, Rogers, and Hutchinson will release a new Joshua Redman Quartet record, Come What May, on March 29. The album, featuring seven hard bop originals by Redman, is available to pre-order now with an instant download of the album track “How We Do” and an exclusive, limited-edition print autographed by the group.

---

Chris Thile hosts his public radio show, Live From Here, at The Wiltern in Los Angeles tonight, including a special reunion of Nickel Creek, plus special guests Andrew Bird, Jenny Lewis, Nickel Creek bandmate Sara Watkins, comedian Sarah Silverman, and writer Cirocco Dunlap. 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 7:45 PM PT.

Last weekend on the show, Gaby Moreno sat in as special guest, joining Thile and fellow guest Jason Isbell on vocals. She also performed a new song called “Nobody's Wrong,” which you can watch here.

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