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    Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of November 30–December 2
    Devin Pedde

    Chris Thile brings his public radio show Live From Here back to The Town Hall in New York City for a December residency starting with this Saturday’s show. Fellow Punch Brother Noam Pikelny, Lake Street Dive’s Rachael Price, Cat Power, and comedian Matteo Lane join Thile as special guests. 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.

    Live From Here returns to The Town Hall each Saturday before Christmas, with special guests including Gaby Moreno, St. Vincent, Jon Batiste, Sara Watkins, Maggie Rogers, Vulfpeck, Sarah Jarosz, The Knights, and more.

    “Unplugged, Chris Thile is the god of small sounds … a superstar on this instrument,” exclaimed the New York Times in its review of Thile's concert in Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall on Wednesday. The concert, which showcased Thile's “breathless virtuosity,” was part of his season-long residency at Carnegie Hall as holder of the Debs Composer’s Chair. The next performance in the series: Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers in Stern Auditorium on May 8.

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    Composer John Adams conducts the Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall in Cleveland tonight and Saturday. The program includes Adams’s own works Scheherazade.2, featuring violinist Leila Josefowicz, for whom the piece was written, and Short Ride in a Fast Machine, as well as Copland’s Quiet City and a suite from Appalachian Spring. Both nights also include pre-concert talks with musicologist Michael Strasser.

    "The orchestra’s program this week is all about the music of this land," says the Cleveland Plain Dealer in its review of last night's concert. "Moreover, it’s led with brilliance by none other than John Adams, one of this land’s most distinguished figures."

    Nonesuch released the first recording of Scheherazade.2, performed by Josefowicz and the St. Louis Symphony led by David Robertson, last year. The “cinematic music goes a long way in unfolding a potent drama,” says NPR. “The fierceness and vulnerability Leila Josefowicz expresses contributes to an award-caliber performance.”

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    Laurie Anderson is the Resident Artistic Director at SFJAZZ in San Francisco this week, starting with a listening party and a Songs for Women concert earlier in the week.

    The residency continues with Lou Reed Drones, Viola Duets, a sound installation using guitars from her late husband Lou Reed's collection and a performance from Anderson, violist Eyvind Kang, and saxophonist Ulrich Krieger at Grace Cathedral tonight.

    The music heads to Miner Auditorium for the remaining events: Songs for Men with drummer Scott Amendola on Saturday and Scenes from My Radio Play with guitarist Fred Frith on Sunday.

    Landfall, Anderson’s album with San Francisco’s own Kronos Quartet, released earlier year this year on Nonesuch, has been named one of the Best New Releases of 2018 by Uncut.

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    Pianist Tigran Hamasyan performs music from his 2018 EP, For Gyumri, and 2017 album, An Ancient Observer, at Théâtre Comoedia in Aubagne, France, on Saturday, as part of Marseille Jazz des Cinq Continents. NPR says: “As a pianist and composer, he draws inspiration from jazz, folkloric and classical sources, in ways that feel both hypermodern and practically ageless.”

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    Gabriel Kahane brings music from his Nonesuch debut album, Book of Travelers, to North Carolina, in concert at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro tonight, Isis Music Hall in Asheville on Saturday, and The Evening Muse in Charlotte on Sunday.

    Kahane spoke with Durham’s Indy Week about the concerts and the cross-country railway journey about which he writes on the album. “The point of the trip was more about the pursuit of a certain kind of radical empathy that holds the possibility for extreme grief and anger to exist at the same time. In this moment, where it feels like the dialectic and the complex truths are so difficult, you can try to understand where someone is coming from without endorsing where they’re coming from,” he tells Indy Week. “I feel like that’s something that is really missing from the way that we relate to each other."

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Chris Thile begins Live From Here residency at NYC's Town Hall with guests Noam Pikelny, Rachael Price … John Adams conducts Cleveland Orchestra, Leila Josefowicz in Scheherazade.2 … Laurie Anderson leads SFJAZZ residency … Tigran Hamasyan performs solo in France … Gabriel Kahane brings Book of Travelers to North Carolina …

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Chris Thile brings his public radio show Live From Here back to The Town Hall in New York City for a December residency starting with this Saturday’s show. Fellow Punch Brother Noam Pikelny, Lake Street Dive’s Rachael Price, Cat Power, and comedian Matteo Lane join Thile as special guests. 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.

Live From Here returns to The Town Hall each Saturday before Christmas, with special guests including Gaby Moreno, St. Vincent, Jon Batiste, Sara Watkins, Maggie Rogers, Vulfpeck, Sarah Jarosz, The Knights, and more.

“Unplugged, Chris Thile is the god of small sounds … a superstar on this instrument,” exclaimed the New York Times in its review of Thile's concert in Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall on Wednesday. The concert, which showcased Thile's “breathless virtuosity,” was part of his season-long residency at Carnegie Hall as holder of the Debs Composer’s Chair. The next performance in the series: Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers in Stern Auditorium on May 8.

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Composer John Adams conducts the Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall in Cleveland tonight and Saturday. The program includes Adams’s own works Scheherazade.2, featuring violinist Leila Josefowicz, for whom the piece was written, and Short Ride in a Fast Machine, as well as Copland’s Quiet City and a suite from Appalachian Spring. Both nights also include pre-concert talks with musicologist Michael Strasser.

"The orchestra’s program this week is all about the music of this land," says the Cleveland Plain Dealer in its review of last night's concert. "Moreover, it’s led with brilliance by none other than John Adams, one of this land’s most distinguished figures."

Nonesuch released the first recording of Scheherazade.2, performed by Josefowicz and the St. Louis Symphony led by David Robertson, last year. The “cinematic music goes a long way in unfolding a potent drama,” says NPR. “The fierceness and vulnerability Leila Josefowicz expresses contributes to an award-caliber performance.”

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Laurie Anderson is the Resident Artistic Director at SFJAZZ in San Francisco this week, starting with a listening party and a Songs for Women concert earlier in the week.

The residency continues with Lou Reed Drones, Viola Duets, a sound installation using guitars from her late husband Lou Reed's collection and a performance from Anderson, violist Eyvind Kang, and saxophonist Ulrich Krieger at Grace Cathedral tonight.

The music heads to Miner Auditorium for the remaining events: Songs for Men with drummer Scott Amendola on Saturday and Scenes from My Radio Play with guitarist Fred Frith on Sunday.

Landfall, Anderson’s album with San Francisco’s own Kronos Quartet, released earlier year this year on Nonesuch, has been named one of the Best New Releases of 2018 by Uncut.

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Pianist Tigran Hamasyan performs music from his 2018 EP, For Gyumri, and 2017 album, An Ancient Observer, at Théâtre Comoedia in Aubagne, France, on Saturday, as part of Marseille Jazz des Cinq Continents. NPR says: “As a pianist and composer, he draws inspiration from jazz, folkloric and classical sources, in ways that feel both hypermodern and practically ageless.”

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Gabriel Kahane brings music from his Nonesuch debut album, Book of Travelers, to North Carolina, in concert at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro tonight, Isis Music Hall in Asheville on Saturday, and The Evening Muse in Charlotte on Sunday.

Kahane spoke with Durham’s Indy Week about the concerts and the cross-country railway journey about which he writes on the album. “The point of the trip was more about the pursuit of a certain kind of radical empathy that holds the possibility for extreme grief and anger to exist at the same time. In this moment, where it feels like the dialectic and the complex truths are so difficult, you can try to understand where someone is coming from without endorsing where they’re coming from,” he tells Indy Week. “I feel like that’s something that is really missing from the way that we relate to each other."

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