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    Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of May 17–19

    Stephin Merritt performs original music he has written to score a screening of Tod Browning's 1925 silent film The Unholy Three, starring Lon Cheney, at The Town Hall in New York City on Saturday. The Magnetic Fields front man will be joined by accordionist and novelist Daniel Handler (with whom he collaborated on The Tragic Treasury: Songs from A Series of Unfortunate Events on Nonesuch) and viola player Pinky Weitzman for the one-night-only event. This is Merritt's first live silent-film scoring event on the East Coast, following his successful live score to two other Tod Browning films at the San Francisco International Film Festival in 2010 and 2014.

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    If you’re in New York and are headed to Town Hall in the evening, head to the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair at East River State Park in Williamsburg on Saturday, from 11am to 6pm, to find all of your favorite Nonesuch vinyl and more. Stop by the Nonesuch table to say hi and pick up some records, limited-edition prints, exclusive vinyl samplers, tote bags, and more. The free event includes DJ sets, a beer garden, and a record label and independent record store market, and is situated next to Smorgasburg and all its delicious food and drink options.

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    Laurie Anderson joins Terry Riley and John Zorn at The Chapel in San Francisco tonight and Saturday for two sold-out trio sets each night. The three artists first collaborated at the venue last September in celebration of Zorn's 65th birthday. “Terry, Laurie and I all felt the music coalescing during our concert last September and we are totally stoked about where the music will take us across four full sets,” says Zorn. “We love playing at The Chapel and we intend to pick up where we left off—and really raise the roof!”

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    Rhiannon Giddens delivers the commencement address at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, on Saturday morning. From there, she heads to her hometown of Greensboro, North Carolina, where she joins Ani DiFranco in conversation at NC A&T Campus’s Harrison Auditorium on Sunday afternoon. Later that evening, Giddens joins her sister Lalenja Harrington and other artists at the Church of the Covenant Presbyterian for Songs of Peace and Community, a benefit concert for The Experiential School of Greensboro.

    Giddens, who has been nominated for the Americana Honors & Awards Artist of the Year, released her new album, there is no Other, recorded with Italian multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi, earlier this month. "This is acoustic roots music at its most glorious," exclaims Uncut, "and Giddens is fast becoming the genre’s brightest star in the firmament."

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    Kronos Quartet performs 233rd Day, before and after Totality at the Exploratorium in San Francisco tonight, as part of MAX 2019: A Space Festival. The piece, written by the Exploratorium’s composer-in-residence Wayne Grim, was originally performed to a computer sonification of the 2017 total solar eclipse, in real time. Kronos also plays works by Terry Riley, Blind Willie Johnson, Scott Johnson, and Aleksandra Vrebalov, as well as “The House of the Rising Sun.”

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    The Brad Mehldau Trio—Larry Grenadier on bass and Jeff Ballard on drums—continues its two-week European tour with concerts at KKL Luzern’s Concert Hall in Switzerland tonight, Salle Ravel in Levallois-perret, France, on Saturday, and Kluturpalast in Dresden, Germany, on Sunday.

    Brad Mehldau’s new album, Finding Gabriel, is out now on Nonesuch Records. The album “feels both impeccably crafted and wildly out on a limb," says NPR’s Nate Chinen, "rooted in both breath and spirit, and a force that moves in mysterious ways.”

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    Gaby Moreno joins several of David Bowie’s past collaborators for the concluding concert of the current leg of A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour at P Casino Resort and Spa in Biloxi, Mississippi, tonight.

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    Saxophonist Joshua Redman joins bassist Thiago Espírito Santo and harmonica player Grégoire Maret at Ademir Rosa Theater in Florianopolis, Brazil, tonight, as part of Floripa Jazz Festival.

    The Joshua Redman Quartet—drummer Gregory Hutchinson, bassist Reuben Rodgers, and pianist Aaron Goldberg—released its first album in nearly two decades, Come What May, earlier this year on Nonesuch Records. The Times of London gives it four stars, noting that “nothing beats the cool confidence of a band who have spent years on the road. It also helps that the seven Redman tunes here are so good ... Four men playing as one.”

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    Caroline Shaw and Roomful of Teeth, the vocal ensemble of which she is a member, join the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and conductor Juanjo Mena at Music Hall in Cincinnati tonight, as part of May Festival. They give the US premiere of Mark Simpson’s The Immortal, as well as works by Brahms and Vaughan Williams.

    Caroline Shaw’s album Orange, on which Attacca Quartet performs six of her pieces for string quartet, has received widespread critical acclaim, with Pitchfork calling it “a wild and free-ranging collection of chamber pieces … The music of Orange exudes joy and a sense of wildness.”

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    Yola continues her tour of the UK, featuring music from her debut solo album, Walk Through Fire, with shows at Sage Gateshead on Saturday and The Live Room in Shipley on Sunday. The Wall Street Journal declares Walk Through Fire “a stunning achievement,” calling Yola “a major vocalist that stands to be remembered as a breakthrough.”

    Yola was a guest on NPR's World Cafe yesterday. She spoke with host Talia Schlanger about her life and music and performed three songs from Walk Through Fire from Dan Auerbach's Easy Eye Studio in Nashville: “Faraway Look,” “Walk Through Fire,” and “Love All Night (Work All Day)”. You can hear the conversation and performance here.

    Yola is up for two Americana Honors & Awards: Emerging Act of the Year and Album of the Year for Walk Through Fire, her Dan Auerbach-produced debut.

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Stephin Merritt live scores Tod Browning's The Unholy Three at The Town Hall in NYC … Nonesuch returns to Brooklyn Flea Record Fair … Laurie Anderson joins Terry Riley, John Zorn in San Francisco … Rhiannon Giddens delivers Ursinus College commencement address in Pennsylvania, performs in North Carolina … Kronos Quartet is at Exploratorium in San Francisco … Brad Mehldau Trio continues European tour … Gaby Moreno celebrates Bowie in Biloxi … Joshua Redman is in Brazil … Caroline Shaw, Roomful of Teeth join Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra … Yola continues UK tour …

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Stephin Merritt performs original music he has written to score a screening of Tod Browning's 1925 silent film The Unholy Three, starring Lon Cheney, at The Town Hall in New York City on Saturday. The Magnetic Fields front man will be joined by accordionist and novelist Daniel Handler (with whom he collaborated on The Tragic Treasury: Songs from A Series of Unfortunate Events on Nonesuch) and viola player Pinky Weitzman for the one-night-only event. This is Merritt's first live silent-film scoring event on the East Coast, following his successful live score to two other Tod Browning films at the San Francisco International Film Festival in 2010 and 2014.

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If you’re in New York and are headed to Town Hall in the evening, head to the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair at East River State Park in Williamsburg on Saturday, from 11am to 6pm, to find all of your favorite Nonesuch vinyl and more. Stop by the Nonesuch table to say hi and pick up some records, limited-edition prints, exclusive vinyl samplers, tote bags, and more. The free event includes DJ sets, a beer garden, and a record label and independent record store market, and is situated next to Smorgasburg and all its delicious food and drink options.

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Laurie Anderson joins Terry Riley and John Zorn at The Chapel in San Francisco tonight and Saturday for two sold-out trio sets each night. The three artists first collaborated at the venue last September in celebration of Zorn's 65th birthday. “Terry, Laurie and I all felt the music coalescing during our concert last September and we are totally stoked about where the music will take us across four full sets,” says Zorn. “We love playing at The Chapel and we intend to pick up where we left off—and really raise the roof!”

---

Rhiannon Giddens delivers the commencement address at Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, on Saturday morning. From there, she heads to her hometown of Greensboro, North Carolina, where she joins Ani DiFranco in conversation at NC A&T Campus’s Harrison Auditorium on Sunday afternoon. Later that evening, Giddens joins her sister Lalenja Harrington and other artists at the Church of the Covenant Presbyterian for Songs of Peace and Community, a benefit concert for The Experiential School of Greensboro.

Giddens, who has been nominated for the Americana Honors & Awards Artist of the Year, released her new album, there is no Other, recorded with Italian multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi, earlier this month. "This is acoustic roots music at its most glorious," exclaims Uncut, "and Giddens is fast becoming the genre’s brightest star in the firmament."

---

Kronos Quartet performs 233rd Day, before and after Totality at the Exploratorium in San Francisco tonight, as part of MAX 2019: A Space Festival. The piece, written by the Exploratorium’s composer-in-residence Wayne Grim, was originally performed to a computer sonification of the 2017 total solar eclipse, in real time. Kronos also plays works by Terry Riley, Blind Willie Johnson, Scott Johnson, and Aleksandra Vrebalov, as well as “The House of the Rising Sun.”

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The Brad Mehldau Trio—Larry Grenadier on bass and Jeff Ballard on drums—continues its two-week European tour with concerts at KKL Luzern’s Concert Hall in Switzerland tonight, Salle Ravel in Levallois-perret, France, on Saturday, and Kluturpalast in Dresden, Germany, on Sunday.

Brad Mehldau’s new album, Finding Gabriel, is out now on Nonesuch Records. The album “feels both impeccably crafted and wildly out on a limb," says NPR’s Nate Chinen, "rooted in both breath and spirit, and a force that moves in mysterious ways.”

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Gaby Moreno joins several of David Bowie’s past collaborators for the concluding concert of the current leg of A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour at P Casino Resort and Spa in Biloxi, Mississippi, tonight.

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Saxophonist Joshua Redman joins bassist Thiago Espírito Santo and harmonica player Grégoire Maret at Ademir Rosa Theater in Florianopolis, Brazil, tonight, as part of Floripa Jazz Festival.

The Joshua Redman Quartet—drummer Gregory Hutchinson, bassist Reuben Rodgers, and pianist Aaron Goldberg—released its first album in nearly two decades, Come What May, earlier this year on Nonesuch Records. The Times of London gives it four stars, noting that “nothing beats the cool confidence of a band who have spent years on the road. It also helps that the seven Redman tunes here are so good ... Four men playing as one.”

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Caroline Shaw and Roomful of Teeth, the vocal ensemble of which she is a member, join the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and conductor Juanjo Mena at Music Hall in Cincinnati tonight, as part of May Festival. They give the US premiere of Mark Simpson’s The Immortal, as well as works by Brahms and Vaughan Williams.

Caroline Shaw’s album Orange, on which Attacca Quartet performs six of her pieces for string quartet, has received widespread critical acclaim, with Pitchfork calling it “a wild and free-ranging collection of chamber pieces … The music of Orange exudes joy and a sense of wildness.”

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Yola continues her tour of the UK, featuring music from her debut solo album, Walk Through Fire, with shows at Sage Gateshead on Saturday and The Live Room in Shipley on Sunday. The Wall Street Journal declares Walk Through Fire “a stunning achievement,” calling Yola “a major vocalist that stands to be remembered as a breakthrough.”

Yola was a guest on NPR's World Cafe yesterday. She spoke with host Talia Schlanger about her life and music and performed three songs from Walk Through Fire from Dan Auerbach's Easy Eye Studio in Nashville: “Faraway Look,” “Walk Through Fire,” and “Love All Night (Work All Day)”. You can hear the conversation and performance here.

Yola is up for two Americana Honors & Awards: Emerging Act of the Year and Album of the Year for Walk Through Fire, her Dan Auerbach-produced debut.

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