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    Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of March 2–4

    Rhiannon Giddens and Stephin Merritt join Philip Glass, Patti Smith, Angel Olsen, Carly Simon, Blood Orange, Resistance Revival Chorus, and more for the thirty-first annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium in New York City on Saturday.

    Giddens returns to that august stage for another multi-artist event, A Time Like This: Music for Change, on March 11, and has just been announced as the keynote speaker at the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville on March 24. Merritt will be joined by his fellow Magnetic Fields band mates to perform his 50 Song Memoir at the Apollo Theater in New York and the Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh in June.

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    Violinist Leila Josefowicz joins the Boston Symphony Orchestra and conductor Alan Gilbert to perform John Adams’s Scheherazade.2 at Symphony Hall in Boston this afternoon and Saturday night. Nonesuch released the first recording of Scheherazade.2 in 2016. Josefowicz, for whom the piece was written, performs on the album with David Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony.

    Adams has teamed up with Josefowicz, Robertson, and the SLSO once again, for a new recording of the composer’s Grawemeyer Award–winning Violin Concerto, due April 27 on Nonesuch and available to pre-order now.

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    David Byrne gives select audiences a preview of music from his new album, American Utopia, and his forthcoming world tour with sold-out shows at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey, on Saturday and F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on Sunday.

    American Utopia is out next week via Todomundo/Nonesuch Records, and is currently streaming in full as an NPR First Listen. Stereogum says it’s “f*cking amazing … Shocking just how good American Utopia is.”

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    Pianist Jeremy Denk is in the UK this weekend, joining the Britten Sinfonia, with Jacqueline Shave on violin and Thomas Hancox on flute, in a performance of the original jazz band version of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue at St. Andrew's Hall in Norwich tonight. The program also includes works by Stravinsky, Byrd, Dufay, Bach, Mozart, Monteverdi, Milhaud, and more. Denk gives a pre-concert talk as well. Their performance of the program at Milton Court Concert Hall in London earlier this week, part of Denk’s Barbican residency, was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3’s In Concert; you can listen again here.

    Denk returns to Milton Court on Saturday for a solo recital of works by Prokofiev, Beethoven, and Schumann.

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    Fleet Foxes began the latest leg of their US Crack-Up tour in Florida yesterday, and continue with shows at St. Augustine Amphitheatre tonight, House of Blues in Orlando on Saturday, and The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater on Sunday.

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    Richard Goode joins the BBC Philharmonic, led by Ben Gernon, for the UK premiere of Anna Clyne’s This Midnight Hour at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester on Saturday. The program also includes Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K 466, and Mahler’s Symphony No 1 in D major.

    Goode’s 1996 recording of the Mozart concerto with Orpheus, the first in a four-part series, was voted Stereo Review’s Record of the Year and nominated for a Grammy.

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    Jonny Greenwood attends the Academy Award ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday evening. He has received his first Oscar nomination, for Best Original Score, for the Paul Thomas Anderson film Phantom Thread. The Village Voice, in an article out today titled "Why the Revolutionary Score for 'Phantom Thread' Should Win the Oscar—And Change How We Think of Music in Movies," says: "The music doesn’t just tell us what the world of the movie sounded like. It fully embodies it." Tune in to the Academy Awards on ABC starting at 8pm ET on Sunday.

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    Tigran Hamasyan performs music from his just-released EP, For Gyumri, and 2017 album, An Ancient Observer, in a sold-out show at Gramercy Theatre in New York City on Saturday. The pianist has been nominated for an ECHO Jazz 2018 Award in the Piano International category for An Ancient Observer.

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    Kronos Quartet, vocalist Rinde Eckert, and percussionist Vân-Ánh Võ perform Jonathan Berger’s My Lai at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley on Sunday. A collaboration between Kronos’s David Harrington and Võ, the piece is informed by events of the Vietnam War, with a libretto by Harriet Scott Chessman. The New York Times, reviewing a performance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music last year, declared: "It was a gripping affair, beginning to end."

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    k.d. lang continues her US Ingénue Redux Tour with a sold-out show at Bing Concert Hall in Stanford tonight. The tour follows the release of the Ingénue: 25th Anniversary Edition on Nonesuch last year, in celebration of the Grammy Award–winning album's silver anniversary. "Ingénue still dazzles, 25 years later,” exclaims Uncut. “A modern classic … Perfectly pitched, in pretty much every way.”

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    Audra McDonald performs songs from the American music theater at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta on Saturday. New York Magazine raves: “It’s entirely possible that Audra McDonald is the greatest singer alive.”

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    Pianist Brad Mehldau gives a solo recital at Schloss Elmau in Elmau, Germany, tonight. His new album, After Bach, is out next week on Nonesuch. The album includes selections from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, each paired with an After Bach piece written by Mehldau and inspired by its WTC mate. Pre-orders include an instant download of the album track “After Bach: Rondo.”

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    Guitarist Pat Metheny plays a duets show with jazz bassist Steve Swallow at Infinity Hall in Norfolk, Connecticut, tonight. The Guardian writes: “Over the past 40 years, few jazz musicians have balanced experimentation with popular appeal as successfully as the US guitarist Pat Metheny.”

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    Robert Plant and his band the Sensational Space Shifters bring their sold-out winter North American tour to a close with a show at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles tonight. They perform songs from his new album, Carry Fire, and favorites from throughout his career. The Evening Standard exclaims in a four-star review: "Inventive and exotic, Carry Fire proves Plant’s creative spark is still burning bright."

    They performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden last night, you can watch the performance here. And their performance on Austin City Limits is getting an encore broadcast on PBS stations across the Untied States this weekend.

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    The Staves are in New Zealand this weekend, performing a set at Western Springs Stadium in Auckland on Saturday, as part of Auckland City Limits Music Festival, followed by a set at the New Zealand Festival in Wellington on Sunday, where the trio performs again early next week.

    Last week, The Staves released a digital EP of six songs recorded live at Pine Hollow studios in Eau Claire, WI, aptly titled Pine Hollow. You can download it now on iTunes and in the Nonesuch Store, and listen via Spotify and Apple Music.

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    Chris Thile hosts his public radio show Live From Here at the show’s home base, the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, Minnesota, on Saturday. Joining Thile as special guests for the episode are Caitlyn Smith, Väsen, and comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub. Madison Cunningham joins him as his duet partner this weekend.

    Folks in the US can tune in on their favorite public radio station this weekend, and fans around the world can watch live online at livefromhere.org starting at 4:45 PM CT.

    Thile heads to Los Angeles on Sunday to join Sufjan Stevens in performing the latter's Academy Award–nominated song "Mystery of Love,” from the film Call Me by Your Name, during the Oscars broadcast.

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Rhiannon Giddens, Stephin Merritt play Tibet House Benefit at Carnegie Hall … David Byrne previews American Utopia in Northeast … Jeremy Denk is in UK … Fleet Foxes take Crack-Up to Florida … Richard Goode joins BBC Philharmonic … Jonny Greenwood is up for an Oscar ... Tigran Hamasyan performs in NYC … Kronos Quartet is in Berkeley … k.d. lang brings Ingénue to California … Audra McDonald performs in Atlanta … Brad Mehldau plays solo in Germany … Pat Metheny duets in Connecticut … Robert Plant is in LA … The Staves are in New Zealand … Chris Thile hosts Live From Here from Saint Paul, performs at Oscars … and more …

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Rhiannon Giddens and Stephin Merritt join Philip Glass, Patti Smith, Angel Olsen, Carly Simon, Blood Orange, Resistance Revival Chorus, and more for the thirty-first annual Tibet House US Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium in New York City on Saturday.

Giddens returns to that august stage for another multi-artist event, A Time Like This: Music for Change, on March 11, and has just been announced as the keynote speaker at the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville on March 24. Merritt will be joined by his fellow Magnetic Fields band mates to perform his 50 Song Memoir at the Apollo Theater in New York and the Carnegie Music Hall in Pittsburgh in June.

---

Violinist Leila Josefowicz joins the Boston Symphony Orchestra and conductor Alan Gilbert to perform John Adams’s Scheherazade.2 at Symphony Hall in Boston this afternoon and Saturday night. Nonesuch released the first recording of Scheherazade.2 in 2016. Josefowicz, for whom the piece was written, performs on the album with David Robertson and the St. Louis Symphony.

Adams has teamed up with Josefowicz, Robertson, and the SLSO once again, for a new recording of the composer’s Grawemeyer Award–winning Violin Concerto, due April 27 on Nonesuch and available to pre-order now.

---

David Byrne gives select audiences a preview of music from his new album, American Utopia, and his forthcoming world tour with sold-out shows at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey, on Saturday and F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on Sunday.

American Utopia is out next week via Todomundo/Nonesuch Records, and is currently streaming in full as an NPR First Listen. Stereogum says it’s “f*cking amazing … Shocking just how good American Utopia is.”

---

Pianist Jeremy Denk is in the UK this weekend, joining the Britten Sinfonia, with Jacqueline Shave on violin and Thomas Hancox on flute, in a performance of the original jazz band version of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue at St. Andrew's Hall in Norwich tonight. The program also includes works by Stravinsky, Byrd, Dufay, Bach, Mozart, Monteverdi, Milhaud, and more. Denk gives a pre-concert talk as well. Their performance of the program at Milton Court Concert Hall in London earlier this week, part of Denk’s Barbican residency, was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3’s In Concert; you can listen again here.

Denk returns to Milton Court on Saturday for a solo recital of works by Prokofiev, Beethoven, and Schumann.

---

Fleet Foxes began the latest leg of their US Crack-Up tour in Florida yesterday, and continue with shows at St. Augustine Amphitheatre tonight, House of Blues in Orlando on Saturday, and The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater on Sunday.

---

Richard Goode joins the BBC Philharmonic, led by Ben Gernon, for the UK premiere of Anna Clyne’s This Midnight Hour at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester on Saturday. The program also includes Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K 466, and Mahler’s Symphony No 1 in D major.

Goode’s 1996 recording of the Mozart concerto with Orpheus, the first in a four-part series, was voted Stereo Review’s Record of the Year and nominated for a Grammy.

---

Jonny Greenwood attends the Academy Award ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday evening. He has received his first Oscar nomination, for Best Original Score, for the Paul Thomas Anderson film Phantom Thread. The Village Voice, in an article out today titled "Why the Revolutionary Score for 'Phantom Thread' Should Win the Oscar—And Change How We Think of Music in Movies," says: "The music doesn’t just tell us what the world of the movie sounded like. It fully embodies it." Tune in to the Academy Awards on ABC starting at 8pm ET on Sunday.

---

Tigran Hamasyan performs music from his just-released EP, For Gyumri, and 2017 album, An Ancient Observer, in a sold-out show at Gramercy Theatre in New York City on Saturday. The pianist has been nominated for an ECHO Jazz 2018 Award in the Piano International category for An Ancient Observer.

---

Kronos Quartet, vocalist Rinde Eckert, and percussionist Vân-Ánh Võ perform Jonathan Berger’s My Lai at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley on Sunday. A collaboration between Kronos’s David Harrington and Võ, the piece is informed by events of the Vietnam War, with a libretto by Harriet Scott Chessman. The New York Times, reviewing a performance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music last year, declared: "It was a gripping affair, beginning to end."

---

k.d. lang continues her US Ingénue Redux Tour with a sold-out show at Bing Concert Hall in Stanford tonight. The tour follows the release of the Ingénue: 25th Anniversary Edition on Nonesuch last year, in celebration of the Grammy Award–winning album's silver anniversary. "Ingénue still dazzles, 25 years later,” exclaims Uncut. “A modern classic … Perfectly pitched, in pretty much every way.”

---

Audra McDonald performs songs from the American music theater at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta on Saturday. New York Magazine raves: “It’s entirely possible that Audra McDonald is the greatest singer alive.”

---

Pianist Brad Mehldau gives a solo recital at Schloss Elmau in Elmau, Germany, tonight. His new album, After Bach, is out next week on Nonesuch. The album includes selections from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, each paired with an After Bach piece written by Mehldau and inspired by its WTC mate. Pre-orders include an instant download of the album track “After Bach: Rondo.”

---

Guitarist Pat Metheny plays a duets show with jazz bassist Steve Swallow at Infinity Hall in Norfolk, Connecticut, tonight. The Guardian writes: “Over the past 40 years, few jazz musicians have balanced experimentation with popular appeal as successfully as the US guitarist Pat Metheny.”

---

Robert Plant and his band the Sensational Space Shifters bring their sold-out winter North American tour to a close with a show at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles tonight. They perform songs from his new album, Carry Fire, and favorites from throughout his career. The Evening Standard exclaims in a four-star review: "Inventive and exotic, Carry Fire proves Plant’s creative spark is still burning bright."

They performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden last night, you can watch the performance here. And their performance on Austin City Limits is getting an encore broadcast on PBS stations across the Untied States this weekend.

---

The Staves are in New Zealand this weekend, performing a set at Western Springs Stadium in Auckland on Saturday, as part of Auckland City Limits Music Festival, followed by a set at the New Zealand Festival in Wellington on Sunday, where the trio performs again early next week.

Last week, The Staves released a digital EP of six songs recorded live at Pine Hollow studios in Eau Claire, WI, aptly titled Pine Hollow. You can download it now on iTunes and in the Nonesuch Store, and listen via Spotify and Apple Music.

---

Chris Thile hosts his public radio show Live From Here at the show’s home base, the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, Minnesota, on Saturday. Joining Thile as special guests for the episode are Caitlyn Smith, Väsen, and comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub. Madison Cunningham joins him as his duet partner this weekend.

Folks in the US can tune in on their favorite public radio station this weekend, and fans around the world can watch live online at livefromhere.org starting at 4:45 PM CT.

Thile heads to Los Angeles on Sunday to join Sufjan Stevens in performing the latter's Academy Award–nominated song "Mystery of Love,” from the film Call Me by Your Name, during the Oscars broadcast.

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