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    Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of August 22–24
    James Carney

    Here is our weekly list of just some of the many events going on across the globe this weekend featuring Nonesuch artists:

    The Black Keys play the big Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival this evening in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. The set runs from 6:50 PM till 7:50 PM at the Twin Peaks Speedway Meadow, just before Radiohead closes day one at the festival at the Lands End Polo Fields. The Keys then head down to San Diego for the SoCo Music Experience, taking place at Petco Park on Saturday, and then to LA to headline the 28th Annual Sunset Junction Street Festival on Sunday night.

    Wilco hits the Ouside Lands Speedway Meadow stage as well, on Sunday evening at 6:35 PM, after having played the Les Schwab Amphitheatre in Bend Oregon on Saturday.

    For a complete Outside Lands schedule of events, visit sfoutsidelands.com.

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    John Adams's Doctor Atomic Symphony receives its Dutch premiere this weekend, with the composer leading the country's National Youth Orchestra in performances Saturday night at de Vereeningen in Nijmegen and at Orpheus in Apeldoorn on Sunday, as part of its 2008 Summer Academy. The group will also perform the piece next week at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam after having given it its German premiere at the Philarhomie in Essen.

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    Percussionist Colin Currie performs Louis Andriessen's Woodpecker along with Steve Reich's Nagoya Marimbas tonight at St. Andrew's Church for the Presteigne Festival on the English/Welsh border town of Presteigne. Info: presteignefestival.com.

    On Saturday, Andriessen's 2007 piece for string quartet ...miserere... receives its US premiere at New York's Riverside Church in a program from the Locrian Chamber Players that also includes the New York premiere of Charles Wuorinen's Duo Sonata. Info: locrian.org.

    Choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's piece Steve Reich Evening, a new collection showcasing her works set to music by the composer, will be performed tonight and Saturday night by her Rosas dance company with the Ictus Ensemble at the Stadstheater in Göteborg, Sweden, as part of the Göteborg Dance and Theatre Festival.

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    Philip Glass and cellist Wendy Sutter perform an all-Glass program tonight at the Henry Miller Library in beautiful Big Sur, California, in a benefit concert to support the library and the efforts of the local volunteer fire brigade that helped save the library during the devastating fires that swept the area earlier this year. Info: henrymiller.org.

    Throughout the weekend and through the following week, the documentary Glass: A Portrait of Philip in 12 Parts, will be screened as part of the 12th annual DocuWeek in Los Angeles at the ArcLight Hollywood cinema. Tickets: arclightcinemas.com.

    Also this weekend, the Sinfonisches Orchester Arbon performs Glass's Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpani and Orchestra in a program titled Musical Fireworks, in Arbon, Switzerland. Info: orchesterarbon.ch.

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    As reported earlier today, Cheikh Lô is in the States this week, touring the country with Still Black, Still Proud: The African Tribute to James Brown. He joins Brown band members Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Wesley Jr. and a host of guest artists for the event, which comes to New York City tonight for a free performance at the Damrosch Park Bandsell as part of the Lincoln Center Out of Doors series of free, outdoor summer concerts. The show begins at 7 PM. Info: lincolncenter.org. On Saturday, the show moves down to Washington, DC, for a performance at the 9:30 Club. Tickets: 930.com.

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Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of August 22–24

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The Black Keys and Wilco play the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park ... John Adams leads Dutch premiere of his Doctor Atomic Symphony ... Philip Glass performs a benefit concert for the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur ... Cheikh Lô brings a James Brown tribute to New York City for a free Lincoln Center Out of Doors concert ... Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's Steve Reich Evening plays Göteborg Festival ... and more ...

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Here is our weekly list of just some of the many events going on across the globe this weekend featuring Nonesuch artists:

The Black Keys play the big Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival this evening in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. The set runs from 6:50 PM till 7:50 PM at the Twin Peaks Speedway Meadow, just before Radiohead closes day one at the festival at the Lands End Polo Fields. The Keys then head down to San Diego for the SoCo Music Experience, taking place at Petco Park on Saturday, and then to LA to headline the 28th Annual Sunset Junction Street Festival on Sunday night.

Wilco hits the Ouside Lands Speedway Meadow stage as well, on Sunday evening at 6:35 PM, after having played the Les Schwab Amphitheatre in Bend Oregon on Saturday.

For a complete Outside Lands schedule of events, visit sfoutsidelands.com.

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John Adams's Doctor Atomic Symphony receives its Dutch premiere this weekend, with the composer leading the country's National Youth Orchestra in performances Saturday night at de Vereeningen in Nijmegen and at Orpheus in Apeldoorn on Sunday, as part of its 2008 Summer Academy. The group will also perform the piece next week at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam after having given it its German premiere at the Philarhomie in Essen.

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Percussionist Colin Currie performs Louis Andriessen's Woodpecker along with Steve Reich's Nagoya Marimbas tonight at St. Andrew's Church for the Presteigne Festival on the English/Welsh border town of Presteigne. Info: presteignefestival.com.

On Saturday, Andriessen's 2007 piece for string quartet ...miserere... receives its US premiere at New York's Riverside Church in a program from the Locrian Chamber Players that also includes the New York premiere of Charles Wuorinen's Duo Sonata. Info: locrian.org.

Choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker's piece Steve Reich Evening, a new collection showcasing her works set to music by the composer, will be performed tonight and Saturday night by her Rosas dance company with the Ictus Ensemble at the Stadstheater in Göteborg, Sweden, as part of the Göteborg Dance and Theatre Festival.

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Philip Glass and cellist Wendy Sutter perform an all-Glass program tonight at the Henry Miller Library in beautiful Big Sur, California, in a benefit concert to support the library and the efforts of the local volunteer fire brigade that helped save the library during the devastating fires that swept the area earlier this year. Info: henrymiller.org.

Throughout the weekend and through the following week, the documentary Glass: A Portrait of Philip in 12 Parts, will be screened as part of the 12th annual DocuWeek in Los Angeles at the ArcLight Hollywood cinema. Tickets: arclightcinemas.com.

Also this weekend, the Sinfonisches Orchester Arbon performs Glass's Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpani and Orchestra in a program titled Musical Fireworks, in Arbon, Switzerland. Info: orchesterarbon.ch.

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As reported earlier today, Cheikh Lô is in the States this week, touring the country with Still Black, Still Proud: The African Tribute to James Brown. He joins Brown band members Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Wesley Jr. and a host of guest artists for the event, which comes to New York City tonight for a free performance at the Damrosch Park Bandsell as part of the Lincoln Center Out of Doors series of free, outdoor summer concerts. The show begins at 7 PM. Info: lincolncenter.org. On Saturday, the show moves down to Washington, DC, for a performance at the 9:30 Club. Tickets: 930.com.

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