- Friday, June 2, 2023
Natalie Merchant performs two sold-out shows at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in NYC backed by The Knights orchestra. John Adams conducts The Death of Klinghoffer in Amsterdam, broadcast on NPO Klassiek. Laurie Anderson launches European tour at Primavera Sound in Barcelona. Julia Bullock joins Kansas City Symphony for Mahler and more. Yussef Dayes tours mid-Atlantic. Hurray for the Riff Raff performs at Natural History Museum in LA. Cécile McLorin Salvant is in Utrecht. Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway open for Dierks Bentley in Michigan and Ohio, then head to Kentucky.
- Friday, June 2, 2023
Natalie Merchant performs two sold-out shows at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in NYC backed by The Knights orchestra. John Adams conducts The Death of Klinghoffer in Amsterdam, broadcast on NPO Klassiek. Laurie Anderson launches European tour at Primavera Sound in Barcelona. Julia Bullock joins Kansas City Symphony for Mahler and more. Yussef Dayes tours mid-Atlantic. Hurray for the Riff Raff performs at Natural History Museum in LA. Cécile McLorin Salvant is in Utrecht. Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway open for Dierks Bentley in Michigan and Ohio, then head to Kentucky.Thursday, June 1, 2023
Molly Tuttle and her band Golden Highway have released “Next Rodeo,” a new song from their upcoming album, City of Gold, due July 21. You can watch a video for the song filmed at Nashville’s Sound Emporium Studios, where it was recorded, here. In celebration of the new music, Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway: Live in Nashville—a special concert event filmed earlier this year—will air on PBS starting this Saturday, June 3.Journal Topics: Artist News, VideoWednesday, May 31, 2023Listen: Yussef Dayes Releases "Rust" Featuring Tom Misch, From Upcoming Album 'Black Classical Music'
Multi-instrumentalist, producer, and composer Yussef Dayes has released a new single, “Rust,” featuring longstanding collaborator and friend Tom Misch, from his upcoming debut solo album, Black Classical Music, due September 8. You can hear it here. The track is the second single to be shared from the album, following the release of its title track, a collaboration with Charlie Stacey and Venna.Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Congratulations to Rhiannon Giddens, who received an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Princeton University at the commencement ceremony this morning. "Named by NPR as one of the 25 Most Influential Women Musicians of the 21st Century, she has dedicated her career to raising up voices that have been overlooked or erased," says the school. "Few contemporary artists have done more to connect overlooked musical traditions of America’s past with music being performed today."Tuesday, May 30, 2023
“Natalie Merchant is unique—her voice, her approach to her career—and her new album is unique in this moment,” Alison Stewart says of her guest on WNYC’s All of It. They discuss the album, Keep Your Courage, ahead of Merchant's concerts at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, joined by The Knights orchestra, this weekend, and at NJPAC in Newark with Orchestra of St. Luke’s on June 25. You can hear their conversation here.Journal Topics: Artist News, RadioSunday, May 28, 2023k.d. lang Receives Governor General’s Performing Arts Award, Canada’s Highest Honor in Performing Arts
Congratulations to k.d. lang, who received the 2023 Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards for Lifetime Artistic Achievement, Canada’s highest honor in the performing arts, from Governor General Mary Simon at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Friday. The award recognizes artists for having made an indelible contribution to cultural life in Canada and around the world. The six 2023 laureates were honored again at the Awards Gala at the National Arts Centre last night. "I can’t even actually fathom being placed in the same company as the people, the artists who have influenced me so tremendously,” lang said. "Canada has such an embarrassment of riches, so many tremendous artists, and to be bestowed with this honor is unthinkable really ... So, thank you."Friday, May 26, 2023
Rhiannon Giddens, Chris Thile, and Edgar Meyer are in Knoxville, TN, this Memorial Day weekend for Yo-Yo Ma’s Our Common Nature: An Appalachian Celebration. Thomas Adès leads Ballet Opéra de Paris in Dante. Sam Amidon celebrates Harry Smith’s centenary at Ancienne Belgique in Brussels. Richard Goode plays Beethoven in San Juan. k.d. lang gets Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards for Lifetime Artistic Achievement in Ottawa. Brad Mehldau concludes Netherlands Chamber Orchestra residency in Rotterdam. Jeff Parker performs in California. Cécile McLorin Salvant tours Spain. Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway are in Massachusetts, Virginia, and Maryland.Thursday, May 25, 2023
Sam Amidon performed live at The Blasket Centre – Ionad an Bhlascaoid in West Kerry, Ireland, as part of Anam: Songs for Hearts and Minds, a multi-artist concert that streamed live via Other Voices. Amidon performed songs from his latest release, his 2020 self-titled album, to his 2013 Nonesuch debut, Bright Sunny South, and more. You can watch it here.Journal Topics: Artist News, VideoMonday, May 22, 2023
Molly Tuttle will tour the UK in January 2024 as special guest of fellow guitarist Tommy Emmanuel. The fifteen-city tour begins at the Exeter Corn Exchange January 10 and continues with shows in Bath, London, Bexhill, Southend, Bury St Edmunds, Lytham, Sunderland, Glasgow, Buxton, King's Lynn, Shrewsbury, St Albans, and New Brighton, culminating at Harrogate Royal Hall January 27.Journal Topics: Artist News, On TourFriday, May 19, 2023
Congratulations to Cécile McLorin Salvant, who received an honorary degree from The New School at its commencement ceremonies in New York City this morning. "Through your fearless explorations, you embody the New School's belief in the power of the artist to change the world for the better," said faculty member Reggie Workman upon presenting her with the degree.Friday, May 19, 2023
The Magnetic Fields' 2004 Nonesuch debut album, i, released on vinyl for the first time for Record Store Day 2023 last month, is now available in the Nonesuch Store. This limited-edition LP is on 140-gram, gold-colored vinyl. You can take a quick look inside in the unboxing video and get the vinyl here. "Stephin Merritt is an incomparable lyricist capable of balancing arch wit with painfully acute observation," the Guardian said upon the album's release. "The most exciting dissector of modern love around."Journal Topics: Album Release, Artist News, VideoFriday, May 19, 2023
Cécile McLorin Salvant performs from Mélusine at Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC tonight and Saturday; the latter streams live. Thomas Adès leads Ballet Opéra de Paris in Dante and discusses it with set/costume designer Tacita Dean. Sam Amidon joins Winona Symphony Orchestra in Minnesota. Tyondai Braxton premieres new work in Chicago. Mary Halvorson performs at Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Tigran Hamasyan is in São Paulo. Emmylou Harris is in Napa. Hurray for the Riff Raff and First Aid Kit tour Denver and Salt Lake City. Kronos Quartet is in Berlin. Brad Mehldau plays Jonny Greenwood with Netherlands Chamber Orchestra in Amsterdam. Natalie Merchant sings in Chicago and Milwaukee. Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway are in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri.