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    Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of September 12–14
    Jeffrey Herman

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

    The Wordless Music series, helmed by Nonesuch Records' production coordinator, Ronen Givony, presents an all–Steve Reich large-ensemble program on both Saturday and Sunday night at Le Poisson Rouge in New York's Greenwich Village. Reich will join Signal, conducted by Brad Lubman, performing the composer's seminal 1976 piece Music for 18 Musicians and 2004's You Are (Variations). Info: wordlessmusic.org.

    Also this weekend, eighth blackbird performs Reich's Double Sextet, which the group debuted this past March, tonight at the Williams Center for the Arts at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. The concert opens the Center's chamber music series and its 25th anniversary season.

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    John Adams's Two Fanfares for Orchestra—Tromba Lontana and Short Ride in a Fast Machine—released on a 1987 Nonesuch recording with The Chairman Dances, will be performed by the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Orchestra at the Conservatory, in Singapore.

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    Laurie Anderson's Homeland tour heads to Kansas tonight for a performance in the Lied Center at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. Read all about it at lawrence.com; tickets: ticketweb.lss.ku.edu. She next heads down to Atlanta for a Sunday evening show at the Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech University.

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    Bill Frisell finishes his two-week residency at the Village Vanguard with drummer Paul Motian and saxophonist Joe Lovano this weekend, playing two sets each night, tonight through Sunday. Info: villagevanguard.com. Next week he'll switch up the trio to join Tony Scherr and Rudy Royston for two shows in Pennsylvania.

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    Philip Glass and the Philip Glass Ensemble give the world premiere of Glass's Los Paisajes del Río in Zaragoza, Spain, during the closing ceremonies of the four-month World Expo 2008, focused on issues of water use and sustainability. The ceremony will be held at Zaragoza's Ebro River on Sunday afternoon. Info: expozaragoza2008.es.

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    Emmylou Harris closes out the British leg of her European tour this weekend, before moving on to the Continent next week. Tonight she performs at the National Stadium in Dublin, Ireland; tomorrow night she heads to Manchester to play at Bridgewater Hall; and Sunday she plays at the Hammersmith in London. Her first of three stops in Germany is at Berlin's Tempodrom on Tuesday.

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    Kronos Quartet is in Arizona for two performances this weekend as part of the Phoenix Symphony's Target World Music Festival. Tonight at 8 PM, the group is at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix for a program that includes works from their albums You've Stolen My Heart, Nuevo, Plays Sigur Rós, and Pieces of Africa, among others, as well as the Nonesuch Store exclusive bonus track from their most recent release, Terry Riley's The Cusp of Magic, "Tusen Tankar," a Swedish folk song.

    On Sunday afternoon, the festival continues in the Mesa Arts Center, where Kronos is joined by pipa virtuoso Wu Man, with whom they'll perform The Cusp of Magic in its entirety. Complete festival info at phoenixsymphony.org.

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    Nicholas Payton is in Brazil to perform at the Tudo É Jazz Festival in Ourou Preto, Minas Gerais, Saturday night. Info: tudoejazz.com.br.

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    Sam Phillips's North American tour hits the East Coast this weekend, with stops at Pittsburgh's Club Cafe tonight, the Somerville Theater outside of Boston tomorrow night, and the Linda Theater in Albany, New York, Sunday. While she's in the Boston area on Saturday, Sam will stop by the Newbury Comics store in Harvard Square, Cambridge, at 3:30 PM, for an in-store performance as part of the company's 30th anniversary celebration.

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    Punch Brothers are in Texas this weekend, performing in Dallas Saturday night, at the House of Blues's Pontiac Garage, and two shows at the Cactus Cafe at the University of Texas, Austin, Sunday night at 6:30 PM and 9 PM.

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    Joshua Redman, drummer Jeff Ballard, bassist Larry Grenadier, and pianist Sam Yahel come together as La Villette Quartet to participate in the two-week Jazz à la Villette festival in France. The Quartet performs at the Grande Halle de la Villette on Sunday afternoon. Info: cite-musique.fr.

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    Dawn Upshaw joins the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver for its Opening Weekend Celebration, performing with the orchestra, led by Musical Director Jeffrey Kahane, and the CSO Chorus, each of the next three days. On the program are songs by Verdi, Mozart, Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart, and Vernon Duke, as well as Nico Muhly's "Wish You Were Here" and Johann Strauss, Jr.'s Overture to Die Fledermaus. Info: coloradosymphony.org.

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    Wilco guitarist Nels Cline is in New York City all weekend, performing at the Knitting Factory tonight, for a very special concert celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Fender Jazzmaster guitar, along with Television's Tom Verlaine, Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo, Dinosaur Jr.'s J. Mascis, among others. Info: ny.knittingfactory.com.

    On Sunday, he'll head to the WFMU, 91.1 FM, studios to perform with saxophonist Tim Berne and drummer Jim Black on the Stochastic Hit Parade with Bethany Ryker, which airs from 9 PM to midnight. Listen online at wfmu.org.

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Wordless Music presents an all–Steve Reich program over two nights in New York ... John Adams's Two Fanfares for Orchestra is performed in Singapore ... Laurie Anderson's Homeland heads South ... Bill Frisell finishes two-week residency at New York's Village Vanguard with Paul Motian and Joe Lovano ... Philip Glass and his Ensemble unveil a new work at the World Expo's closing ceremonies in Spain ... Emmylou Harris closes out the British leg of her tour ... Kronos Quartet and Wu Man perform Terry Riley's The Cusp of Magic in its entirety at the Phoenix Symphony's World Music Festival ... Nicholas Payton performs at the Tudo É Jazz Festival in Brazil ... Sam Phillips hits Pittsburgh and Boston, with an in-store for Newbury Comics' 30th anniversary ... Punch Brothers play Texas ... Joshua Redman Quartet performs at the Jazz à la Villette festival in France ... Dawn Upshaw joins the Colorado Symphony Orchestra for its Opening Weekend Celebration ... Wilco's Nels Cline celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Fender Jazzmaster in an all-star concert at New York's Knitting Factory ... 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 Wordless Music series, helmed by Nonesuch Records' production coordinator, Ronen Givony, presents an all–Steve Reich large-ensemble program on both Saturday and Sunday night at Le Poisson Rouge in New York's Greenwich Village. Reich will join Signal, conducted by Brad Lubman, performing the composer's seminal 1976 piece Music for 18 Musicians and 2004's You Are (Variations). Info: wordlessmusic.org.

Also this weekend, eighth blackbird performs Reich's Double Sextet, which the group debuted this past March, tonight at the Williams Center for the Arts at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. The concert opens the Center's chamber music series and its 25th anniversary season.

---

John Adams's Two Fanfares for Orchestra—Tromba Lontana and Short Ride in a Fast Machine—released on a 1987 Nonesuch recording with The Chairman Dances, will be performed by the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Orchestra at the Conservatory, in Singapore.

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Laurie Anderson's Homeland tour heads to Kansas tonight for a performance in the Lied Center at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. Read all about it at lawrence.com; tickets: ticketweb.lss.ku.edu. She next heads down to Atlanta for a Sunday evening show at the Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech University.

---

Bill Frisell finishes his two-week residency at the Village Vanguard with drummer Paul Motian and saxophonist Joe Lovano this weekend, playing two sets each night, tonight through Sunday. Info: villagevanguard.com. Next week he'll switch up the trio to join Tony Scherr and Rudy Royston for two shows in Pennsylvania.

---

Philip Glass and the Philip Glass Ensemble give the world premiere of Glass's Los Paisajes del Río in Zaragoza, Spain, during the closing ceremonies of the four-month World Expo 2008, focused on issues of water use and sustainability. The ceremony will be held at Zaragoza's Ebro River on Sunday afternoon. Info: expozaragoza2008.es.

---

Emmylou Harris closes out the British leg of her European tour this weekend, before moving on to the Continent next week. Tonight she performs at the National Stadium in Dublin, Ireland; tomorrow night she heads to Manchester to play at Bridgewater Hall; and Sunday she plays at the Hammersmith in London. Her first of three stops in Germany is at Berlin's Tempodrom on Tuesday.

---

Kronos Quartet is in Arizona for two performances this weekend as part of the Phoenix Symphony's Target World Music Festival. Tonight at 8 PM, the group is at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix for a program that includes works from their albums You've Stolen My Heart, Nuevo, Plays Sigur Rós, and Pieces of Africa, among others, as well as the Nonesuch Store exclusive bonus track from their most recent release, Terry Riley's The Cusp of Magic, "Tusen Tankar," a Swedish folk song.

On Sunday afternoon, the festival continues in the Mesa Arts Center, where Kronos is joined by pipa virtuoso Wu Man, with whom they'll perform The Cusp of Magic in its entirety. Complete festival info at phoenixsymphony.org.

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Nicholas Payton is in Brazil to perform at the Tudo É Jazz Festival in Ourou Preto, Minas Gerais, Saturday night. Info: tudoejazz.com.br.

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Sam Phillips's North American tour hits the East Coast this weekend, with stops at Pittsburgh's Club Cafe tonight, the Somerville Theater outside of Boston tomorrow night, and the Linda Theater in Albany, New York, Sunday. While she's in the Boston area on Saturday, Sam will stop by the Newbury Comics store in Harvard Square, Cambridge, at 3:30 PM, for an in-store performance as part of the company's 30th anniversary celebration.

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Punch Brothers are in Texas this weekend, performing in Dallas Saturday night, at the House of Blues's Pontiac Garage, and two shows at the Cactus Cafe at the University of Texas, Austin, Sunday night at 6:30 PM and 9 PM.

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Joshua Redman, drummer Jeff Ballard, bassist Larry Grenadier, and pianist Sam Yahel come together as La Villette Quartet to participate in the two-week Jazz à la Villette festival in France. The Quartet performs at the Grande Halle de la Villette on Sunday afternoon. Info: cite-musique.fr.

---

Dawn Upshaw joins the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver for its Opening Weekend Celebration, performing with the orchestra, led by Musical Director Jeffrey Kahane, and the CSO Chorus, each of the next three days. On the program are songs by Verdi, Mozart, Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart, and Vernon Duke, as well as Nico Muhly's "Wish You Were Here" and Johann Strauss, Jr.'s Overture to Die Fledermaus. Info: coloradosymphony.org.

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Wilco guitarist Nels Cline is in New York City all weekend, performing at the Knitting Factory tonight, for a very special concert celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Fender Jazzmaster guitar, along with Television's Tom Verlaine, Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo, Dinosaur Jr.'s J. Mascis, among others. Info: ny.knittingfactory.com.

On Sunday, he'll head to the WFMU, 91.1 FM, studios to perform with saxophonist Tim Berne and drummer Jim Black on the Stochastic Hit Parade with Bethany Ryker, which airs from 9 PM to midnight. Listen online at wfmu.org.

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