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    Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of January 23–25

    Philip Glass and Kronos Quartet are in Canada tonight to give the Calgary debut performance of Glass's 1998 score for the classic 1931 horror film Dracula, starring Béla Lugosi. The performance, conducted by musical director Michael Riesman, will be held at Jack Singer Concert Hall and accompany a screening of the film. It is the culminating event in a three-day set of performances by Glass as part of the 23rd annual High Performance Rodeo, following a solo piano concert on Wednesday and an exclusive performance in which Glass and Riesman engaged in an and interactive dialogue with an audience of 30 last night. Info: oyr.org.

    The Miami City Ballet concludes its residency at New York's City Center, which began earlier this week. Tonight's gala performance includes Twyla Tharp's In the Upper Room, set to music by Philip Glass, along with Balanchine's Symphony in Three Movements and La Valse. The program will be performed again Saturday afternoon. Info: citycenter.org.

    Tonight, the Atlanta Opera gives that city's premiere of Glass's opera Akhnaten in conjunction with the Carlos Museum of Emory University's exhibition Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs at the Atlantic Civic Center. An additional performance will be held Sunday evening, prior to which the composer will join Shalom Goldman for a discussion of the work presented by the Museum.

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    Tonight marks the opening of The Juilliard School's annual FOCUS! festival, with a concert by the New Juilliard Ensemble, led by festival director Joel Sachs, featuring John Adams's 2007 piece Son of Chamber Symphony. Adams's inclusion in this concert and throughout the festival proceedings reflects its theme this year, California: A Century of New Music.

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    Richard Goode performs at the University of Michigan's Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor, Michigan, starting at 4 PM. On the program are works by Chopin and Bach. Info: ums.org.

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    As reported earlier today in the Nonesuch Journal, Youssou N'Dour and his Super Étoile band perform tonight at the Celtic Connections festival at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Auditorium. Opening the set is Old Blind Dogs, one Scotland’s top contemporary folk acts.

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    Joshua Redman concludes his short run with the full Double Trio of his latest Nonesuch release, Compass—bassists Larry Grenadier and Reuben Rogers and drummers Brian Blade and Greg Hutchinson—tonight at The Egg in Albany, New York. Previewing the show, the Schenectady Daily Gazette writes of Redman's successful venture with the double-trio format: "The idea worked so well on record that now Redman is experimenting with the double-trio format live." Redman, Rogers, and Hutchinson begin a trio tour of their own in March.

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    On Sunday, New York City Ballet gives an encore performance of Lifecasting, a new ballet by British choreographer Douglas Lee, set to Steve Reich's 1998 piece Triple Quartet and premiered earlier this week. The company performs Lifecasting as part of a program titled New Combination: A Tribute to Nureyev, which also includes works by George Balanchine, Christopher Wheeldon, and Angelin Preljocaj. The 3 PM performance will be preceded by a First Position Talk about the program, starting 20 minutes before the show.

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Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of January 23–25

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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 ...

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Philip Glass and Kronos Quartet are in Canada tonight to give the Calgary debut performance of Glass's 1998 score for the classic 1931 horror film Dracula, starring Béla Lugosi. The performance, conducted by musical director Michael Riesman, will be held at Jack Singer Concert Hall and accompany a screening of the film. It is the culminating event in a three-day set of performances by Glass as part of the 23rd annual High Performance Rodeo, following a solo piano concert on Wednesday and an exclusive performance in which Glass and Riesman engaged in an and interactive dialogue with an audience of 30 last night. Info: oyr.org.

The Miami City Ballet concludes its residency at New York's City Center, which began earlier this week. Tonight's gala performance includes Twyla Tharp's In the Upper Room, set to music by Philip Glass, along with Balanchine's Symphony in Three Movements and La Valse. The program will be performed again Saturday afternoon. Info: citycenter.org.

Tonight, the Atlanta Opera gives that city's premiere of Glass's opera Akhnaten in conjunction with the Carlos Museum of Emory University's exhibition Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs at the Atlantic Civic Center. An additional performance will be held Sunday evening, prior to which the composer will join Shalom Goldman for a discussion of the work presented by the Museum.

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Tonight marks the opening of The Juilliard School's annual FOCUS! festival, with a concert by the New Juilliard Ensemble, led by festival director Joel Sachs, featuring John Adams's 2007 piece Son of Chamber Symphony. Adams's inclusion in this concert and throughout the festival proceedings reflects its theme this year, California: A Century of New Music.

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Richard Goode performs at the University of Michigan's Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor, Michigan, starting at 4 PM. On the program are works by Chopin and Bach. Info: ums.org.

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As reported earlier today in the Nonesuch Journal, Youssou N'Dour and his Super Étoile band perform tonight at the Celtic Connections festival at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Auditorium. Opening the set is Old Blind Dogs, one Scotland’s top contemporary folk acts.

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Joshua Redman concludes his short run with the full Double Trio of his latest Nonesuch release, Compass—bassists Larry Grenadier and Reuben Rogers and drummers Brian Blade and Greg Hutchinson—tonight at The Egg in Albany, New York. Previewing the show, the Schenectady Daily Gazette writes of Redman's successful venture with the double-trio format: "The idea worked so well on record that now Redman is experimenting with the double-trio format live." Redman, Rogers, and Hutchinson begin a trio tour of their own in March.

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On Sunday, New York City Ballet gives an encore performance of Lifecasting, a new ballet by British choreographer Douglas Lee, set to Steve Reich's 1998 piece Triple Quartet and premiered earlier this week. The company performs Lifecasting as part of a program titled New Combination: A Tribute to Nureyev, which also includes works by George Balanchine, Christopher Wheeldon, and Angelin Preljocaj. The 3 PM performance will be preceded by a First Position Talk about the program, starting 20 minutes before the show.

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Philip Glass & Kronos Quartet, "Dracula [cover]

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