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    Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of February 28–March 1
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    David Byrne is the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend, with host John Mulaney. Byrne performs songs from his American Utopia on Broadway with musicians from the production. His critically acclaimed show—which The Hollywood Reporter calls “astonishing … a knockout celebration of music, dance and song. Pure bliss.”—returns to Broadway’s intimate Hudson Theatre for a second run this September. The cast album for David Byrne's American Utopia is available now via Nonesuch Records. Spike Lee’s film of the production will be released later this year.

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    k.d. lang can also be seen on US television on Saturday night when highlights from the Fire Fight Australia concert, held earlier this month at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, are show in a special presentation on local Fox stations across the country, from 11pm to midnight ET. The benefit concert raised funds to support Australian bushfire relief. The audience, says 7News Australia, “was brought to a standstill by a haunting performance" of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" from lang.

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    Composer John Adams leads Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, pianist Víkingur Ólafsson, and tenor Ian Bostridge in the French premiere of his new piano concerto, Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes?, at Auditorium Radio France in Paris tonight. The program also includes Stravinsky’s The Nightingale's Song and Debussy’s The Book of Baudelaire, as well as several works by Philip Glass.

    Adams’s groundbreaking first opera, Nixon in China, is being performed at the Festival Theatre by the Scottish Opera, led by John Fulljames, through Saturday. “The most influential opera of the last few decades,” says the Guardian, “it has lost none of its power and remains Adams’s finest stage work.”

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    Olivia Chaney performs music from her latest album, Shelter, and more in a sold-out show at Postlip Hall in Winchcombe, England, on Saturday.

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    Pianist Jeremy Denk joins the London Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Osmo Vanska, for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4 at Royal Festival Hall tonight. The program also includes Krzysztof Penderecki’s Chaconne in memory of Jean Paul II and Enescu’s Symphony No.1.

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    Early James plays the Granada Theater in Dallas on Saturday, as special guest of The Lone Bellow. His forthcoming debut album, Singing for My Supper, due March 13 on Easy Eye Sound / Nonesuch Records, is “luminous,” writes Mojo in its four-star review. “When Early James sings for his supper, every Michelin-starred chef in Christendom should plate-up.”

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    Kronos Quartet performs “One Earth, One People, One Love,” from Terry Riley’s Sun Rings, along with works by Laurie Anderson, Philip Glass, Michael Gordon, John Coltrane, and more at Rothschild Performing Arts Center in San Jose tonight.

    The Kronos recording of Terry Riley’s Sun Rings, released on Nonesuch last year, earned a Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Classical.

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    Joshua Redman and the Still Dreaming quartet—drummer Dave King, bassist Scott Colley, and cornetist Ron Miles—bring music from their 2018 self-titled album to the University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Moscow, Idaho, on Saturday. The Washington Post calls the group “consistently riveting.”

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    Daniel Wohl, currently touring the UK and Europe as special guest of A Winged Victory for the Sullen, performs at Round Chapel in London tonight, St Paul’s Church in Birmingham on Saturday, and St Luke’s in Glasgow on Sunday.

    Wohl's album État was released last year on New Amsterdam and Nonesuch Records. NPR Music calls it a “potent dreamscape of clicks, creaks, jagged interruptions, aching melodies and enough new sounds to keep the most tech-obsessed gear heads guessing,” adding that Wohl is “a sorcerer of electroacoustic sonorities.”

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David Byrne is the musical guest on Saturday Night Live … k.d. lang's Fire Fight Australia performance airs on Fox ... John Adams leads Radio France orchestra in his new piano concerto … Olivia Chaney performs in Winchcombe … Jeremy Denk joins London Philharmonic … Early James is in Dallas with The Lone Bellow … Kronos Quartet performs Terry Riley's Sun Rings in San Jose … Joshua Redman brings Still Dreaming to Idaho … Daniel Wohl tours the UK with A Winged Victory for the Sullen …

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David Byrne is the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend, with host John Mulaney. Byrne performs songs from his American Utopia on Broadway with musicians from the production. His critically acclaimed show—which The Hollywood Reporter calls “astonishing … a knockout celebration of music, dance and song. Pure bliss.”—returns to Broadway’s intimate Hudson Theatre for a second run this September. The cast album for David Byrne's American Utopia is available now via Nonesuch Records. Spike Lee’s film of the production will be released later this year.

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k.d. lang can also be seen on US television on Saturday night when highlights from the Fire Fight Australia concert, held earlier this month at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, are show in a special presentation on local Fox stations across the country, from 11pm to midnight ET. The benefit concert raised funds to support Australian bushfire relief. The audience, says 7News Australia, “was brought to a standstill by a haunting performance" of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" from lang.

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Composer John Adams leads Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, pianist Víkingur Ólafsson, and tenor Ian Bostridge in the French premiere of his new piano concerto, Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes?, at Auditorium Radio France in Paris tonight. The program also includes Stravinsky’s The Nightingale's Song and Debussy’s The Book of Baudelaire, as well as several works by Philip Glass.

Adams’s groundbreaking first opera, Nixon in China, is being performed at the Festival Theatre by the Scottish Opera, led by John Fulljames, through Saturday. “The most influential opera of the last few decades,” says the Guardian, “it has lost none of its power and remains Adams’s finest stage work.”

---

Olivia Chaney performs music from her latest album, Shelter, and more in a sold-out show at Postlip Hall in Winchcombe, England, on Saturday.

---

Pianist Jeremy Denk joins the London Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Osmo Vanska, for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4 at Royal Festival Hall tonight. The program also includes Krzysztof Penderecki’s Chaconne in memory of Jean Paul II and Enescu’s Symphony No.1.

---

Early James plays the Granada Theater in Dallas on Saturday, as special guest of The Lone Bellow. His forthcoming debut album, Singing for My Supper, due March 13 on Easy Eye Sound / Nonesuch Records, is “luminous,” writes Mojo in its four-star review. “When Early James sings for his supper, every Michelin-starred chef in Christendom should plate-up.”

---

Kronos Quartet performs “One Earth, One People, One Love,” from Terry Riley’s Sun Rings, along with works by Laurie Anderson, Philip Glass, Michael Gordon, John Coltrane, and more at Rothschild Performing Arts Center in San Jose tonight.

The Kronos recording of Terry Riley’s Sun Rings, released on Nonesuch last year, earned a Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Classical.

---

Joshua Redman and the Still Dreaming quartet—drummer Dave King, bassist Scott Colley, and cornetist Ron Miles—bring music from their 2018 self-titled album to the University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival in Moscow, Idaho, on Saturday. The Washington Post calls the group “consistently riveting.”

---

Daniel Wohl, currently touring the UK and Europe as special guest of A Winged Victory for the Sullen, performs at Round Chapel in London tonight, St Paul’s Church in Birmingham on Saturday, and St Luke’s in Glasgow on Sunday.

Wohl's album État was released last year on New Amsterdam and Nonesuch Records. NPR Music calls it a “potent dreamscape of clicks, creaks, jagged interruptions, aching melodies and enough new sounds to keep the most tech-obsessed gear heads guessing,” adding that Wohl is “a sorcerer of electroacoustic sonorities.”

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