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  • Friday, April 12, 2024

    Congratulations to Rhiannon Giddens, who will deliver the keynote address at Oberlin College and Conservatory’s Class of 2024 Commencement ceremony on Monday, May 27, which will be livestreamed. Giddens, who studied opera at the Conservatory and graduated in 2000, will be awarded an Honorary Doctor of Music degree. "A consummate musician, equally noteworthy for her accomplishments as a performer, composer, scholar, lyricist, and more, Rhiannon Giddens stands as one of the most important creative and artistic voices of our time," Dean of the Conservatory William Quillen says. 

  • Friday, April 12, 2024

    Timo Andres joins Alarm Will Sound in Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians in College Park and Philadelphia. Cécile McLorin Salvant premieres new piece at 92NY in NYC, where The Magnetic Fields play 69 Love Songs at The Town Hall. Sam Amidon plays with Laura Veirs in Portland and Shahzad Ismaily in Seattle. Hurray for the Riff Raff is in Texas for shows in Fort Worth, Austin, and Houston, where Kronos Quartet live-scores Sam Green's documentary about them. Nathalie Joachim is in Columbus. Mandy Patinkin performs in Peekskill and joins his family in conversation in New London. Sarah Kirkland Snider’s Mass for the Endangered is performed outside Pittsburgh. Chris Thile plays solo in Beaverton and Seattle. Yasmin Williams is in Tysons, VA.

  • Friday, April 12, 2024

    "I definitely think this is the most vulnerable I've been in my writing in a really long time," Alynda Segarra (aka Hurray for the Riff Raff) says of their new album, The Past Is Still Alive, when asked by Sheroes host Carmel Holt why the album has been resonating so deeply with listeners. "This is a record that has really stripped me down to the bone ... It's a lot of very tender themes of grief and growth and loss and all of these human experiences." You can hear their conversation here.

Artist Spotlight

  • On Ki moun ou ye, Haitian-American singer and composer Nathalie Joachim takes listeners through an intimate collection of music that ponders its title’s question: “Who are you?” Inspired by the remote Caribbean farmland that her family continues to call home after seven generations and performed in both English and Haitian Creole, the work examines the richness of one’s voice—an instrument that brings with it DNA, ancestry, and identity—in a vibrant tapestry of Joachim’s voice, and…

  • 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-…

  • The Staves’ All Now, produced by John Congleton, marks the band’s debut album as the duo of Jessica and Camilla Staveley-Taylor, following their sister Emily’s departure. “There was a delayed reaction to trauma and these big changes out of your control,” Jess says of the period after the February 2021 release of their album Good Woman, as the band—like everyone—was forced to sit with their thoughts. Struggling after two years of deep solitude and pain, The Staves did what…

  • Composer/pianist Timo Andres, who has been praised for his “acute ear” by the New York Times’s Anthony Tommasini and “stubborn nose” by the New Yorker’s Alex Ross, made his Nonesuch debut with the 2010 release of his album Shy and Mighty, followed by Home Stretch in 2013. He performs works by several Nonesuch artists, including himself, on the 2020 album I Still Play.

  • The Black Keys' twelfth studio album, Ohio Players—a title inspired by the legendary Dayton, Ohio, funk band of the same name—features several collaborations between band mates Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney with various friends and colleagues, like Dan “The Automator” Nakamura, Beck, Noel Gallagher, Greg Kurstin, and others. “We had this epiphany: ‘We can call our friends to help us make music,’" Carney says. Auerbach adds, “No matter who we work with, it never feels like we're…

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Fri, Apr 12
7:30 PM
Patricia Reser Center for the Arts
Beaverton, ORUnited States
Fri, Apr 12
Patricia Reser Center for the Arts
Beaverton, ORUnited States
900531
Fri, Apr 12
8:00 PM
Paramount Hudson Valley Theater
Peekskill, NYUnited States
Being Alive
Fri, Apr 12
Paramount Hudson Valley Theater
Peekskill, NYUnited States
895311
Fri, Apr 12
8:00 PM
The Town Hall
New York, NYUnited States
69 Love Songs 25th Anniversary
Fri, Apr 12
The Town Hall
New York, NYUnited States
900586
Fri, Apr 12
8:00 PM
Polaris Hall
Portland, ORUnited States
w/Laura Veirs
Fri, Apr 12
Polaris Hall
Portland, ORUnited States