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  • Friday, February 6, 2009

    Rokia Traoré, "one of Africa's most sublime artists" (San Francisco Chronicle), takes her two-week US tour to the Midwest ... Laurie Anderson's also in the region with a selection of songs and stories from her various solo shows ... The Black Keys re-conquer New York City ... David Byrne follows his "exhilarating triumph" (The Australian) in Sydney with one in Brisbane ... Emmylou Harris, Shawn Colvin, et al. play PA and Portsmouth, NH ... Fred Hersch has two gigs in San Francisco ... Punch Brothers play a mini Mississippi college tour ... Steve Reich continues as featured artist at Vassar festival ... Allen Toussaint, Elliott Carter are fêted at the Grammys ... Dawn Upshaw continues her tour of Australia with the Australian Chamber Orchestra ... and more ...

    Journal Topics: On Tour Weekend Events
  • Friday, January 30, 2009

    Punch Brothers bring their "dizzyingly fresh" (Birmingham News) music to Alabama ... John Adams conducts The Death of Klinghoffer to close Juilliard's FOCUS! festival ... The Black Keys head home to Ohio for two nights in Cleveland ... Kronos Quartet gives West Coast premieres at Berkeley ... Steve Reich continues his central role in Vassar's Modfest festival ... Allen Toussaint begins his Joe's Pub residency ... Jeff Tweedy and Glenn Kotche play separate solo dates ... Dawn Upshaw and David Byrne tour Australia ... and more ...

    Journal Topics: On Tour Weekend Events
  • Friday, January 23, 2009

    Philip Glass and Kronos Quartet give the Calgary premiere of Glass's Dracula  ... Miami City Ballet performs Twyla Tharp's In the Upper Room, set to music by Glass, at New York's City Center ... Atlanta Opera gives that city's premiere of Glass's Akhnaten ... Juilliard's FOCUS! festival begins with Adams's Son of Chamber Symphony ... Richard Goode performs Chopin and Bach in Ann Arbor ... Youssou N'Dour and the Super Étoile band perform at Glasgow's Celtic Connections ... Joshua Redman concludes his run with the full Compass Double Trio in Albany ... New York City Ballet performs a new work set to Reich's Triple Quartet ... and more ...

    Journal Topics: Weekend Events
  • Friday, January 16, 2009

    Joshua Redman celebrates the release of Compass with a conversation at CUNY and two concerts ... John Adams conducts the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in two concerts ... David Byrne begins his winter tour in Hong Kong ... Philip Glass plays and discusses his film music at MASS MoCA ... Mandy Patinkin brings his London residency to a close ... Stephen Sondheim talks with Frank Rich at Lincoln Center ... Allen Toussaint continues his 71st birthday celebration at Celtic Connections in Glasgow ... and more ...

    Journal Topics: On Tour Weekend Events
  • Friday, January 9, 2009

    The Black Keys close out their summer swing through the Southern Hemisphere with three more dates in Australia ... Bill Frisell's five-night residency at the Blue Note New York with Ron Carter and Paul Motian continues through the weekend ... the Pat Metheny Group plays a Blue Note on the other side of the world, rounding out its tour of Japan ... Mandy Patinkin's ten-night residency at the Duke of Yorks Theatre in London's West End is under way ...

    Journal Topics: Weekend Events
  • Friday, December 12, 2008

    The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra performs the seasonally appropriate Adams nativity oratorio, El Niño ... David Byrne brings his "spectacular show" (Charleston Post & Courier) to Florida ... Elliott Carter's 100th birthday celebration continues at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and around the world ... Emmylou Harris considers Kitty Wells on NPR's All Things Considered ... Mandy Patinkin performs Mamaloshen and Broadway's finest at New York's Public Theater ... Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer join Garrison Keillor, Yo-Yo Ma, and Renée Fleming for A Prairie Home Companion ... Wilco plays on with Neil Young then headlines in Baltimore ... and more ...

    Journal Topics: On Tour Reviews Weekend Events
  • Friday, December 5, 2008

    Glenn Kotche and Kronos Quartet premiere Kotche piece at Carnegie Hall; Kronos continues with a Family Concert ... Dawn Upshaw is at Carnegie to perform Golijov's Ainadamar with Orchestra of St. Luke's ... Adams's A Flowering Tree gets its Japanese premiere ... David Byrne continues his musical "outpouring of joy" (Hartford Courant) in Connecticut and Tennessee ... Brad Mehldau plays two nights in Paris ... Mandy Patinkin keynotes SightLife's fall fundraiser and preps for two-week residency at New York's Public Theater ... Reich's Electric Counterpoint gets a xylosynth perfromance in England ... Wilco is on the road with Neil Young ... and more ...

    Journal Topics: On Tour Weekend Events
  • Friday, November 21, 2008

    Christina Courtin plays New York's new 92YTribeca ... Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs a staged version of Adams's Doctor Atomic; Alarm Will Sound takes Adams works to Russia ... The Black Keys tour Northern Europe ... Glass's Symphony No. 3 makes for Moving Glass at Sweden's Royal Ballet ... Fred Hersch and Christopher O'Riley give a double recital and lecture-demonstration at Duke ... Robin Holcomb plays two shows in New York City ... k.d. lang performs a special benefit concert for Tibetan cultural organization ... Punch Brothers takes US tour to Arkansas ... Joshua Redman joins the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra in Norway ... eighth blackbird gives Reich's Double Sextet its European premiere; Doug Varone and Dancers dance to Daniel Variations ... Dawn Upshaw performs sold-out Kurtág's Kafka Fragments in Berkeley ... and more ...

    Journal Topics: Weekend Events
  • Friday, November 14, 2008

    Don Byron celebrates his 50th at New York's Jazz Standard with music from his Nonesuch catalog ... Kronos plays Adams's Fellow Traveler ... The Black Keys tour the UK with Liam Finn ... Shawn Colvin plays NY state ... Toumani Diabaté concludes his US fall tour ... Bill Frisell rounds out his European Trio tour of film music at the Barbican ... Emmylou Harris joins Garrison Keillor on A Prairie Home Companion ... k.d. lang closes out the latest leg of her Watershed tour ... Brad plays the Greek Theatre's final concert of the season ... the Nicholas Payton Quintet plays the high seas ... Joshua Redman plays Portugal ... Allen Toussaint does two dates in Virginia ... Dawn Upshaw brings Kurtág's Kafka Fragments to Lincoln Center ... and more ...

    Journal Topics: On Tour Weekend Events
  • Friday, November 7, 2008

    David Byrne brings his show—"as enigmatic and adventurous as his three decades-long career" (Boston Globe)—to Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, and DC ... Adams's Doctor Atomic explodes onto movie screens around the world ... Laurie Anderson's Homeland tours Italy ... Shawn Colvin tours the Northeast and talks to the Washington Post ... Toumani Diabaté travels the West Coast ... Bill Frisell Trio's film music plays Eastern Europe ... Glass-scored ballets leap from Toronto to Miami to Sweden ... Kronos does Denver with Alternative Radio ... k.d. lang plays the Mile High City too ... Brad Mehldau and Joshua Redman trios meet up in Spain ... Punch Brothers play the Peace Center Bluegrass Festival ... Pacific Northwest Ballet performs to Reich ... Laura Veirs plays Portland's Siren Festival ... and more ...

    Journal Topics: On Tour Weekend Events
  • Friday, October 31, 2008

    Kronos continues its multi-year residency at the University of Maryland's Clarice Smith Center ... Cleveland Orchestra gives swing-state Ohio a short break from the campaign with Adams's Gnarly Buttons ... Laurie Anderson gives Netherlands premiere of "Amelia Earhart" ... David Byrne takes his "effortless artistic grace" (Montreal Gazette) to Boston and The Borgata ... Toumani Diabaté begins his two-week US tour in Boston ... Bill Frisell's Trio plays film music in Portugal ... k.d. lang beats Byrne to The Borgata ... Brad Mehldau Trio plays two nights in Austria ... Sam Phillips plays two sets at Yoshi's ... Joshua Redman Trio continues its tour of Europe ... Dawn Upshaw joins pianist Stephen Prutsman at Carnegie Hall ... Wilco's in Wisconsin, getting out the vote ... and more ...

    Journal Topics: On Tour Weekend Events
  • Friday, October 24, 2008

    Wilco plays Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit Concert ... Kronos Quartet gives John Adams piece its Swedish premiere ... Laurie Anderson speaks at UC Berkeley colloquium ... Sérgio and Odair Assad continue college tour with the Turtle Island Quartet ... David Byrne brings his "mind-blowing, booty-shaking music" to the Midwest ... Shawn Colvin performs there as well ... Bill Frisell's Trio is in Brazil ... k.d. lang plays the Ryman ... The Magnetic Fields close out their fall tour of "dizzyingly catchy songs" ... Brad Mehldau and Joshua Redman play Europe together and with their trios ... Randy Newman finishes his North American tour ... Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker's Steve Reich Evening comes to Brooklyn ... Dawn Upshaw repeats "transfixing" performance in St. Paul ... and more ...

    Journal Topics: On Tour Weekend Events

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