- Friday, June 2, 2023
Natalie Merchant performs two sold-out shows at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in NYC backed by The Knights orchestra. John Adams conducts The Death of Klinghoffer in Amsterdam, broadcast on NPO Klassiek. Laurie Anderson launches European tour at Primavera Sound in Barcelona. Julia Bullock joins Kansas City Symphony for Mahler and more. Yussef Dayes tours mid-Atlantic. Hurray for the Riff Raff performs at Natural History Museum in LA. Cécile McLorin Salvant is in Utrecht. Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway open for Dierks Bentley in Michigan and Ohio, then head to Kentucky.
- Friday, March 31, 2023
The Big Ears Festival takes place at venues throughout downtown Knoxville, including concerts, conversations, and film screenings with Devendra Banhart, The Blue Hour, David Byrne, Sam Gendel, Mary Halvorson, Makaya McCraven, and Cécile McLorin Salvant. John Adams's Nixon in China is at Opéra national de Paris. Laurie Anderson is in Stockholm. Julia Bullock joins Bavarian Radio Symphony in Munich. Jeremy Denk plays solo in Connecticut. Kronos Quartet and Wu Man perform at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley. The Magnetic Fields have two sold-out shows at City Winery in Pittsburgh. Brad Mehldau plays solo in France and Denmark. Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway return to her home state of California for WinterWonderGrass and two nights in Menlo Park. Vagabon concludes her tour with Weyes Blood in Austin, Dallas, and Tulsa.Thursday, March 30, 2023Watch: Natalie Merchant Releases "Tower of Babel," New Song From Upcoming Album, 'Keep Your Courage'
Natalie Merchant has released "Tower of Babel," a new song from her upcoming album, Keep Your Courage, due April 14 on Nonesuch. You can watch a video for the song, the second from the album to be directed by Matthew Shattuck, here. Nonesuch Store Keep Your Courage pre-orders before Monday, April 3, include access to an exclusive virtual pre-release listening event next Thursday, April 6, via FlyMachine featuring songs from the new album and a conversation between Natalie Merchant and Carmel Holt.Journal Topics: Artist News, VideoThursday, March 30, 2023
Tigran Hamasyan performed for ARTE’s Piano Day Concert in celebration of the international day honoring the instrument. For this solo recital, filmed in Opéra Comique’s Salle Bizet in Paris on March 8, Hamasyan performs songs from throughout his repertoire, including his 2017 album, An Ancient Observer, and his 2018 EP, For Gyumri. You can watch it here.Journal Topics: Artist News, Television, VideoWednesday, March 29, 2023
Emmylou Harris’s second Nonesuch album, Stumble Into Grace, was released on September 23, 2003. Ahead of its twentieth anniversary, Nonesuch will release the album on vinyl for the first time, in a limited cream-colored vinyl edition, on May 12. It is available to pre-order here. On this, her second consecutive album of original material, following her Nonesuch debut album, Red Dirt Girl, Harris is joined by guests like Linda Ronstadt, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Gillian Welch, Jane Siberry, Buddy Miller, Daniel Lanois, and Malcolm Burn, who produced the record.Journal Topics: Album Release, Artist NewsWednesday, March 29, 2023
“When Natalie Merchant was fifteen, a year before she began her music career in the band 10,000 Maniacs, she put a picture of a statue of Joan of Arc up on her wall,” BBC Radio 4 Front Row presenter Samira Ahmed says of her guest. “The image adorns the cover of her new album, Keep Your Courage, a celebration of women in myth and history, ancient and modern, and a celebration of love of all kinds—familial, platonic, and romantic.” You can hear their conversation about the album and more here.Journal Topics: Artist News, Podcast, RadioWednesday, March 29, 2023
Apple Music Classical—a new stand-alone app for Apple Music subscribers—launched this week, to easily find classical recordings all in one place with fully optimized search. That includes classic Nonesuch recordings and recent releases by John Adams, Timo Andres, Louis Andriessen, Julia Bullock, Jeremy Denk, Gidon Kremer, Kronos Quartet, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Nico Muhly, Richard Goode, Henryk Górecki, Jonny Greenwood, Steve Reich, Caroline Shaw, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Dawn Upshaw, and more. Apple Music Classical is available on the App Store and is included at no extra cost with nearly all Apple Music subscriptions.Journal Topics: Artist NewsTuesday, March 28, 2023
“One of the most majestic and stunning singers on the current scene,” TSF Jazz host Jean-Charles Doukhan says of Cécile McLorin Salvant, his guest on Deli Express, in translation from the French. “Each of her albums is a masterstroke. And each of her concerts is a powerful and unforgettable experience.” Of her new album, Mélusine, he exclaims: “As always, brilliant!” You can watch Salvant’s performance of the album track “Le temps est assassin” in the TSF Jazz studio with Glenn Zaleski on piano and Keita Ogawa on percussion here.Journal Topics: Artist News, Podcast, Radio, VideoFriday, March 24, 2023
Cécile McLorin Salvant's album Mélusine is a mix of originals and interpretations of songs dating as far back as the 12th century, mostly sung in French along with Occitan, English, and Haitian Kreyòl. They tell the folk tale of Mélusine, a woman who turns into a half-snake each Saturday after a childhood curse by her mother. She has shared a new live performance video of the album track "Doudou," which you can watch here. "Anyone who thinks they already know the full extent of Cécile McLorin Salvant's artistry should listen to Mélusine without further delay," exclaims Jazzwise. "It's a remarkable recording in several respects. Beautifully recorded, Salvant continues to confound and delight at every turn."Journal Topics: Album Release, Artist NewsFriday, March 24, 2023
Thomas Adès conducts Boston Symphony Orchestra in works from Dante. Jeremy Denk joins Takács Quartet in Florida. Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turrisi are in Italy, as is Cécile McLorin Salvant. Mary Halvorson tours Germany and Austria. Tigran Hamasyan is at JazzFestBrno. The Magnetic Fields tour Texas. Brad Mehldau leads Bozar residency in Brussels. Steve Reich, on film, performs Clapping Music with Russell Hartenberger, in person, in Ontario. Molly Tuttle is at Charleston Bluegrass Festival and Suwannee Spring Reunion. Vagabon joins Weyes Blood in San Francisco.Thursday, March 23, 2023
Steve Reich was on CBC's Q to talk with host Tom Power about his early musical influences, like Igor Stravinsky, Charlie Parker, and Miles Davis; his own seminal works Clapping Music, Come Out, Drumming, Different Trains, and Music for 18 Musicians; and a new generation of composers exciting him now, including Caroline Shaw and Nico Muhly. You can hear their conversation here.Journal Topics: Artist News, Podcast, RadioMonday, March 20, 2023
“It was thrilling to talk to her,” Marc Maron says of Laurie Anderson, his guest on the latest episode of WTF with Marc Maron. “Laurie Anderson had a profound impact on my life. Just hearing her in my headset while I talked to her was kind of mind-blowing.” They talk, among other things, about life in 1970s New York with fellow artists like Philip Glass, Gordon Matta-Clark, and Spalding Gray; playing straight man to Andy Kaufman; and a new book she helped edit of Lou Reed’s writing on tai chi. You can hear their conversation here.Journal Topics: Artist News, PodcastFriday, March 17, 2023
Vagabon's tour with Weyes Blood heads to Colorado, Utah, and Idaho. Thomas Adès’s Paradiso gets its Italian premiere in Rome. Tyondai Braxton and Mary Halvorson are in Norway. Tigran Hamasyan's StandArt tour hits France and Spain. The Magnetic Fields kick off a US tour with shows in Denver. Brad Mehldau plays solo in Italy. Cécile McLorin Salvant tours Portugal. Jeff Parker performs at Chicago Psych Fest.