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    Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of August 8–10
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    The Beijing Olympics may be getting under way this weekend, but that doesn't mean there won't be plenty of great live music as well. Here is our weekly list of just some of the many events going on across the globe this weekend featuring Nonesuch artists:

    John Adams's 1996 piece for clarinet and small orchestra, Gnarly Buttons, receives three performances this weekend in the Netherlands by clarinetist James Meldrum and the country's National Youth Orchestra, led by Etienne Siebens: tonight at the Orpheus in Apeldoorn, Saturday at the Musis Sacrum in Arnhem, and the Musis Sacrum Nijmegen

    Adams's Chamber Symphony (1992) will also receive a number of performances this weekend. The NYO Sinfonietta, under the direction of Benjamin Wallfisch, will perform the piece tomorrow night in Oxfordshire, England, and then at both the Tate Modern museum and the Southbank Ballroom in London on Sunday.

    A highlight of the Cabrillo Music Festival in Santa Cruz, California, will take place on Saturday, its penultimate evening, when the Cabrillo Music Festival Orchestra, led by Maestro Marin Alsop, will give the West Coast premiere of John Adams's Doctor Atomic Symphony in Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium.

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    After a killer set at last night's McCarren Park Pool in Brooklyn, New York, The Black Keys hit two festivals this weekend: the New American Music Union in Pittsburgh, tonight, sharing a bill with the likes of Bob Dylan, The Raconteurs, Gnarls Barkley, and Spoon; and the Virgin Mobile Festival in Maryland on Sunday, when they'll join Dylan on the bill again, as well as label mate Wilco and dozens of other performers. In between, they'll play the Norva Theater in Norfolk, Virginia, Saturday night.

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    Bill Frisell's Trio, featuring Charlie Haden and Ethan Iverson, perform at the famed Newport Jazz Festival Saturday in Newport, Rhode Island, on Saturday. Austin360 described Frisell performance at the Continental Club in Austin last Saturday as a blend of "bebop, a ballad
    drizzled with tupelo honey, splashy funk, and shuffle blues. The
    foursome hopped between stylistic decades like a musical time machine
    on the fritz." Bill spoke with the Star-Telegram about his craft and, concludes Preston Jones, "Bound only by his imagination, his sonic scope seems to know few limits."

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    Brad Mehldau closes out his solo piano tour of Europe with two performances in France: tonight at the Théâtre de Verdure du Parc du Chateau de Florans in La Roque d'Antheron and tomorrow at Chapiteau de Marciac in Marciac. More trio dates are scheduled for the fall.

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    Nicholas Payton continues the week's performances in Oslo, Norway, through the weekend, gearing up to join the Norwegian Wind Ensemble at the Oslo Jazz Festival next week for a unique blend of opera and jazz in a concert of Miles Davis's recordings of Porgy and Bess and Sketches of Spain, orchestrated by Gil Evans. The ensemble will be led by composer Maria Schneider for the occasion.

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    Punch Brothers have a trio of Southern shows this weekend with a performance at St. Francis of Assisi in Louisville, Kentucky tonight; the legendary Down Home in Johnson City, Tenessee, Saturday; and the Highlands Performing Arts Center in Highlands, North Carolina, on Sunday.

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    Wilco performs at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, North Carolina, tonight before heading up to Maryland on Saturday for the Virgin Mobile Festival, where they share the bill with label mates The Black Keys, among dozens of others. They'll close out the weekend at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Deleware, Sunday night.

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The Beijing Olympics may be getting under way this weekend, but that doesn't mean there won't be plenty of great live music as well. Here is our weekly list of just some of the many events going on across the globe this weekend featuring Nonesuch artists:

John Adams's 1996 piece for clarinet and small orchestra, Gnarly Buttons, receives three performances this weekend in the Netherlands by clarinetist James Meldrum and the country's National Youth Orchestra, led by Etienne Siebens: tonight at the Orpheus in Apeldoorn, Saturday at the Musis Sacrum in Arnhem, and the Musis Sacrum Nijmegen

Adams's Chamber Symphony (1992) will also receive a number of performances this weekend. The NYO Sinfonietta, under the direction of Benjamin Wallfisch, will perform the piece tomorrow night in Oxfordshire, England, and then at both the Tate Modern museum and the Southbank Ballroom in London on Sunday.

A highlight of the Cabrillo Music Festival in Santa Cruz, California, will take place on Saturday, its penultimate evening, when the Cabrillo Music Festival Orchestra, led by Maestro Marin Alsop, will give the West Coast premiere of John Adams's Doctor Atomic Symphony in Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium.

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After a killer set at last night's McCarren Park Pool in Brooklyn, New York, The Black Keys hit two festivals this weekend: the New American Music Union in Pittsburgh, tonight, sharing a bill with the likes of Bob Dylan, The Raconteurs, Gnarls Barkley, and Spoon; and the Virgin Mobile Festival in Maryland on Sunday, when they'll join Dylan on the bill again, as well as label mate Wilco and dozens of other performers. In between, they'll play the Norva Theater in Norfolk, Virginia, Saturday night.

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Bill Frisell's Trio, featuring Charlie Haden and Ethan Iverson, perform at the famed Newport Jazz Festival Saturday in Newport, Rhode Island, on Saturday. Austin360 described Frisell performance at the Continental Club in Austin last Saturday as a blend of "bebop, a ballad
drizzled with tupelo honey, splashy funk, and shuffle blues. The
foursome hopped between stylistic decades like a musical time machine
on the fritz." Bill spoke with the Star-Telegram about his craft and, concludes Preston Jones, "Bound only by his imagination, his sonic scope seems to know few limits."

---

Brad Mehldau closes out his solo piano tour of Europe with two performances in France: tonight at the Théâtre de Verdure du Parc du Chateau de Florans in La Roque d'Antheron and tomorrow at Chapiteau de Marciac in Marciac. More trio dates are scheduled for the fall.

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Nicholas Payton continues the week's performances in Oslo, Norway, through the weekend, gearing up to join the Norwegian Wind Ensemble at the Oslo Jazz Festival next week for a unique blend of opera and jazz in a concert of Miles Davis's recordings of Porgy and Bess and Sketches of Spain, orchestrated by Gil Evans. The ensemble will be led by composer Maria Schneider for the occasion.

---

Punch Brothers have a trio of Southern shows this weekend with a performance at St. Francis of Assisi in Louisville, Kentucky tonight; the legendary Down Home in Johnson City, Tenessee, Saturday; and the Highlands Performing Arts Center in Highlands, North Carolina, on Sunday.

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Wilco performs at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, North Carolina, tonight before heading up to Maryland on Saturday for the Virgin Mobile Festival, where they share the bill with label mates The Black Keys, among dozens of others. They'll close out the weekend at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Deleware, Sunday night.

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