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  • Friday, June 14, 2024

    Rectangles and Circumstance, an album of ten songs co-written and performed by Caroline Shaw and Sō Percussion, is out now. Shaw and Sō's Eric Cha-Beach and Adam Sliwinski "sourced a group of nineteenth-century poems that shaped its expressive mode [and] ended up using verses by Christina Rosetti, Emily Brontë, Emily Dickinson, Gertrude Stein, and William Blake," says Sliwinski. "The lyrics on this album by members of the band contain wordplay that explores the same profound feelings explored by Blake and Dickinson.” Shaw and Sō co-produced the album with Grammy-winning engineer Jonathan Low (The National, Taylor Swift). Also out today is a video for the album track "Sing On," which you can watch here.

  • Friday, June 14, 2024

    The Tony Awards broadcast live on CBS—with multiple nominations for Illinoise, Days of Wine and Roses, and Here Lies Love—from Lincoln Center on Sunday, where Kronos Quartet live-scores Sam Green’s A Thousand Thoughts Saturday. Yasmin Williams performs at NY and VA guitar fests. Ringdown is in Brooklyn. Natalie Merchant leads a sing-along at Library of Congress in DC. Jeremy Denk gives a master class in Santa Barbara. Chris Thile joins Virginia Symphony Orchestra in Virginia Beach and Newport News. Davóne Tines is in a new opera at MOCA in LA. Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway are San Luis Obispo then join Old Crow Medicine Show in Oakland and Oregon.

  • Thursday, June 13, 2024

    Ringdown, the cinematic pop duo of Caroline Shaw and Danni Lee Parpan, stopped by WNYC in New York City to perform on New Sounds' Soundcheck and talk with host John Schaefer. They perform three songs: "Reckoning," "Thirst," and "Two-Step," their Nonesuch debut single released in March. You can watch all three and hear the episode here. Ringdown recently joined Sō Percussion on New Sounds to perform songs from Rectangles and Circumstance, the new album from Shaw and Sō, out tomorrow.

Artist Spotlight

  • The Tony-nominated Broadway show Illinoise: A New Musical features music and lyrics by Sufjan Stevens based on his album Illinois, a book by Justin Peck and Jackie Sibblies Drury, and direction and choreography by Peck, with new arrangements by Timo Andres and music supervision and direction by Nathan Koci. The album’s band includes Elijah Lyons, My Brightest Diamond, Tasha, Christina Courtin, Sean Peter Forte, Domenica Fossati, Daniel Freedman, Kathy Halvorson, Nathan Koci…

  • DAVÓNE TINES & THE TRUTH’s “LET IT SHINE” is the first song from their upcoming piece ROBESOИ, about the life and music of the singer, actor, and activist Paul Robeson. Tines has been heralded as a “singer of immense power and fervor” and one of "the most powerful voices of our time” by the Los Angeles Times and an “immensely gifted American bass-baritone [who] has won acclaim, and advanced the field of classical music" by the New York Times.

  • Hurray for the Riff Raff (aka Alynda Segarra) created The Past Is Still Alive during a period of personal grief, when they found inspiration in radical poetry, railroad culture, outsider art, the work of writer Eileen Myles, and activist groups like ACT UP and Gran Fury. Segarra uses their lyrics as a way to immortalize and say goodbye to those they have loved and lost, and to honor both the heartbroken and the hopeful parts of themselves. Though made in North Carolina by the Bronx-…

  • Rectangles and Circumstance comprises ten songs co-written and performed by Caroline Shaw and Sō Percussion. Shaw and Sō's Eric Cha-Beach and Adam Sliwinski "sourced a group of nineteenth-century poems that shaped its expressive mode [and] ended up using verses by Christina Rosetti, Emily Brontë, Emily Dickinson, Gertrude Stein, and William Blake," says Sliwinski. "The lyrics on this album by members of the band contain wordplay that explores the same profound feelings explored by…

  • Brad Mehldau’s After Bach II and Après Fauré were released May 10. The Bach album comprises four preludes and one fugue from the Well-Tempered Clavier, as well as the Allemande from the fourth Partita, interspersed with seven compositions or improvisations by Mehldau inspired by the complementary works of Bach—including Mehldau’s Variations on Bach’s Goldberg Theme. On Après Fauré, Mehldau performs four nocturnes, from a thirty-seven-year span of…

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Sat, Jun 15
7:30 PM
Ferguson Center for the Arts
Newport News, VAUnited States
world premiere w/Virginia Symphony Orchestra
Sat, Jun 15
Ferguson Center for the Arts
Newport News, VAUnited States
903601
Sat, Jun 15
8:00 PM
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
New York, NYUnited States
A Thousand Thoughts live documentary with Sam Green
Sat, Jun 15
Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
New York, NYUnited States
902166
Sat, Jun 15
8:00 PM
Fox Theater
Oakland, CA United States
w/Old Crow Medicine Show
Sat, Jun 15
Fox Theater
Oakland, CA United States
904606
Sun, Jun 16
5:30 PM
MITU580
Brooklyn, NYUnited States
ChamberQUEER 2024's Closing Night Celebration
Sun, Jun 16
MITU580
Brooklyn, NYUnited States