The Colorado Music Festival continues in Boulder this weekend with performances from John Adams, this year’s festival’s composer-in-residence and co-curator, Timo Andres, and Jeremy Denk. There's lots of great music ahead around the world from Rhiannon Giddens, Dawn Upshaw, The Black Keys, Tigran Hamasyan, Jeff Parker, Cécile McLorin Salvant, and Molly Tuttle.
The Colorado Music Festival continues in Boulder this weekend with performances from John Adams, this year’s festival’s composer-in-residence and co-curator, Timo Andres, and Jeremy Denk.
John Adams conducts Jeremy Denk and the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra in a performance of his 2018 piano concerto Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes? at the Chautauqua Auditorium on Sunday. The 2019 Deutsche Grammophon recording of the piece, performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and pianist Yuja Wang, is included in the new forty-disc set John Adams: Collected Works, recently earlier this month on Nonesuch.
Timo Andres joins members of the festival orchestra at the Chautauqua Auditorium tonight for a program featuring John Adams's 1995 piece Road Movies, with violinist Tessa Lark. The 2004 Nonesuch album of the piece performed by violinist Leila Josefowicz and pianist John Novacek can also be heard in the new box set. Tonight’s program also includes Andres’s Honest Labor and works by Philip Glass, Osvaldo Golijov, and others. Andres's new work Dark Patterns was given its world premiere at the festival last night on a program with John Adams’s Grammy-winning City Noir and Sam Adams’s Chamber Concerto.
Caramoor in Katonah, New York, plays host to both Rhiannon Giddens and Dawn Upshaw this weekend.
Rhiannon Giddens kicks off a tour with the Silkroad Ensemble, of which she is the Artistic Director, in Caramoor's Venetian Theater on Saturday to perform its Phoenix Rising program, which combines the re-imagining Silkroad's compositions and arrangements with new collaborative works with Giddens.
Dawn Upshaw joins the Brentano String Quartet in Caramoor's Spanish Courtyard tonight for Dido Reimagined. The program begins with early English works by Purcell, Dowland, Byrd, and others, followed by composer Melinda Wagner and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann's Dido Reimagined. Wagner joins Brentano violinist Mark Steinberg for a conversation before the performance.
The Black Keys continue their Dropout Boogie North American tour with three shows this weekend: at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Maryland Heights, Missouri, tonight; Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana, on Saturday; and Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Illinois, on Sunday.
Tigran Hamasyan, nearing the end of his European tour with bassist Matt Brewer and drummer Samion Reid, performs a set of songs from his new album, Stand Art, at the Mestský Amfiteáter today in Trnava, Slovakia, for the open-air festival Trnavský Jazzyk.
Jeff Parker and his band the New Breed perform at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, Chicago, on Saturday, following a set for the festival’s After Party series at Constellation tonight.
Cécile McLorin Salvant performs songs from her album, Ghost Song, in Pori, Finland, on Saturday for the Pori Jazz Festival.
Molly Tuttle and her band Golden Highway continue their tour performing songs from their Nonesuch debut album, Crooked Tree, as special guests of Old Crow Medicine Show at Jericho Beach Park in Vancouver, BC, tonight for the Vancouver Folk Musical Festival.
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