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    Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of May 3–5
    Kait Moreno

    Caroline Shaw and Roomful of Teeth, the vocal ensemble of which she is a member, perform her Pulitzer Prize–winning work Partita, and more, at Kings Place in London tonight.

    Caroline Shaw’s Orange, performed by Attacca Quartet, is out now on New Amsterdam and Nonesuch Records. The album, featuring six of the composer’s pieces for string quartet, has received widespread critical acclaim. NPR Music included Orange on its list of “The 10 Best Albums We Heard in April.” It's “an arresting tribute to the enduring art of the string quartet,” writes NPR's Tom Huizenga. “Think string quartet music is just a fusty classical formula? Orange proves it is spectacularly alive and evolving.” Mojo gives it four stars.

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    Sam Amidon gives a free performance at Finney Chappel in Oberlin, Ohio, on Saturday, as part of Oberlin College and Conservatory’s 2019 Folk Fest.

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    Pianist Jeremy Denk continues his ten-date tour with violinist Joshua Bell and cellist Steven Isserlis at New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Prudential Hall in Newark on Sunday. The program includes works by Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff, and Ravel.

    Denk’s new album, c. 1300–c. 2000, is “a thoughtfully curated, beautifully played, brilliantly annotated recital,” raves BBC Radio 3’s Record Review. The Sunday Times calls it “thrilling and deft.”

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    The Brad Mehldau Trio—Larry Grenadier on bass and Jeff Ballard on drums—begins a two-week European tour at Théâtre des Salins in Martigues, France, on Saturday.

    Brad Mehldau’s new album, Finding Gabriel, will be released on Nonesuch on May 17. Nonesuch Store pre-orders include an instant download of the opening track, “The Garden,” and an exclusive, limited-edition print.

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    Gaby Moreno begins a ten-date tour as part of A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour in New Zealand this weekend, with concerts at Aotea Centre’s ASB Theatre in Auckland on Saturday and Christchurch Town Hall in Christchurch on Sunday. Moreno joins several of Bowie’s past collaborators for the concerts, which continue in Australia, Hawaii, and Mississippi.

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    Joshua Redman and his Trio—drummer Gregory Hutchinson and bassist Reuben Rogers—conclude their European tour in the UK this weekend with a set at Cheltenham Town Hall on Saturday, as part of Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

    The Joshua Redman Quartet—Hutchinson, Rodgers, and pianist Aaron Goldberg—released its first album in nearly two decades, Come What May, last month 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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    Rokia Traoré is the Guest Director for the 2019 Brighton Festival, launching the month-long series of events with a performance of music from her 2016 Nonesuch album, Né So, at Brighton Dome Concert Hall on Saturday. She brings the UK premiere of her theatrical and musical project Dream Mandé to the festival later this month.

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    Yola shares a double-bill with Bajan-Welsh singer songwriter Kizzy Crawford at Henry Westons Big Top in Cheltenham on Sunday afternoon, as part of Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

    Yola’s debut solo album, Walk Through Fire, is out now on Dan Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound label. The Wall Street Journal declares it “a stunning achievement,” calling Yola “a major vocalist that stands to be remembered as a breakthrough.”

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Caroline Shaw performs with Roomful of Teeth in London … Sam Amidon is at Oberlin … Jeremy Denk continues tour with Joshua Bell, Steven Isserlis in New Jersey … Brad Mehldau Trio begins European tour in France … Gaby Moreno celebrates Bowie in New Zealand … Joshua Redman, Yola perform at Cheltenham Jazz Festival … Rokia Traoré is Guest Director at Brighton Festival …

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Caroline Shaw and Roomful of Teeth, the vocal ensemble of which she is a member, perform her Pulitzer Prize–winning work Partita, and more, at Kings Place in London tonight.

Caroline Shaw’s Orange, performed by Attacca Quartet, is out now on New Amsterdam and Nonesuch Records. The album, featuring six of the composer’s pieces for string quartet, has received widespread critical acclaim. NPR Music included Orange on its list of “The 10 Best Albums We Heard in April.” It's “an arresting tribute to the enduring art of the string quartet,” writes NPR's Tom Huizenga. “Think string quartet music is just a fusty classical formula? Orange proves it is spectacularly alive and evolving.” Mojo gives it four stars.

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Sam Amidon gives a free performance at Finney Chappel in Oberlin, Ohio, on Saturday, as part of Oberlin College and Conservatory’s 2019 Folk Fest.

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Pianist Jeremy Denk continues his ten-date tour with violinist Joshua Bell and cellist Steven Isserlis at New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Prudential Hall in Newark on Sunday. The program includes works by Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff, and Ravel.

Denk’s new album, c. 1300–c. 2000, is “a thoughtfully curated, beautifully played, brilliantly annotated recital,” raves BBC Radio 3’s Record Review. The Sunday Times calls it “thrilling and deft.”

---

The Brad Mehldau Trio—Larry Grenadier on bass and Jeff Ballard on drums—begins a two-week European tour at Théâtre des Salins in Martigues, France, on Saturday.

Brad Mehldau’s new album, Finding Gabriel, will be released on Nonesuch on May 17. Nonesuch Store pre-orders include an instant download of the opening track, “The Garden,” and an exclusive, limited-edition print.

---

Gaby Moreno begins a ten-date tour as part of A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour in New Zealand this weekend, with concerts at Aotea Centre’s ASB Theatre in Auckland on Saturday and Christchurch Town Hall in Christchurch on Sunday. Moreno joins several of Bowie’s past collaborators for the concerts, which continue in Australia, Hawaii, and Mississippi.

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Joshua Redman and his Trio—drummer Gregory Hutchinson and bassist Reuben Rogers—conclude their European tour in the UK this weekend with a set at Cheltenham Town Hall on Saturday, as part of Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

The Joshua Redman Quartet—Hutchinson, Rodgers, and pianist Aaron Goldberg—released its first album in nearly two decades, Come What May, last month 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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Rokia Traoré is the Guest Director for the 2019 Brighton Festival, launching the month-long series of events with a performance of music from her 2016 Nonesuch album, Né So, at Brighton Dome Concert Hall on Saturday. She brings the UK premiere of her theatrical and musical project Dream Mandé to the festival later this month.

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Yola shares a double-bill with Bajan-Welsh singer songwriter Kizzy Crawford at Henry Westons Big Top in Cheltenham on Sunday afternoon, as part of Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

Yola’s debut solo album, Walk Through Fire, is out now on Dan Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound label. The Wall Street Journal declares it “a stunning achievement,” calling Yola “a major vocalist that stands to be remembered as a breakthrough.”

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