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Nonesuch Records at BAM

 
 
Sep 9—Sep 28, 2014
 
 
 
 
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Wed May 28
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In this landmark festival, BAM celebrates the artists of Nonesuch Records, in honor of the influential label’s 50 years. With a shared dedication to connecting artists across genres, BAM and Nonesuch have cultivated the work of artists including Steve Reich, Philip Glass , Laurie Anderson, Kronos Quartet, Stephin Merritt, and Youssou N’Dour, among so many others.

Opening the festival on September 9, iconic artists Steve Reich and Philip Glass take the stage together for the first time in more than 30 years. Glass and Reich are joined by their respective ensembles, as well as Nico Muhly, Timo Andres, Synergy Vocals, and others for a rare three-program retrospective.

 


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The Philip Glass Ensemble & Steve Reich and Musicians
Sep 9—Sep 11, 2014
 
The Philip Glass Ensemble & Steve Reich and Musicians
Sep 9—Sep 11, 2014
 

For the first time in over 30 years, Glass and Reich reunite on stage, joining their respective ensembles, along with Nico Muhly, Timo Andres, Synergy Vocals, and others, for a three-program retrospective.

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Brad Mehldau
Tue, Sep 9, 2014
 
Brad Mehldau
Tue, Sep 9, 2014
 

With his affection for popular music and training in classical, pianist Brad Mehldau melds musical idioms with re-workings of songs by the Beatles and Cole Porter and his own original compositions. 

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Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau Duo
Wed, Sep 10, 2014
 
Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau Duo
Wed, Sep 10, 2014
 

Nonesuch Records label-mates, mandolinist and singer Chris Thile and pianist Brad Mehldau, perform a repertoire of classical transcriptions, pop covers, and original songs.

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Dawn Upshaw and Gilbert Kalish
Thu, Sep 11, 2014
 
Dawn Upshaw and Gilbert Kalish
Thu, Sep 11, 2014
 

The musically diverse vocalist performs works by iconoclastic American composers George Crumb and Charles Ives, with Gilbert Kalish on the piano. 

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Alarm Will Sound
Sep 12—Sep 13, 2014
 
Alarm Will Sound
Sep 12—Sep 13, 2014
 

Alarm Will Sound performs two distinctive programs, featuring music by composers associated with Nonesuch.

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Youssou N’Dour
Sep 12—Sep 13, 2014
 
Youssou N’Dour
Sep 12—Sep 13, 2014
 

The Senegalese singer-songwriter makes a rare stateside appearance, returning to BAM after headlining Muslim Voices: Arts & Ideas during BAM’s 2009 Spring Season. 

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Rhiannon Giddens
Thu, Sep 18, 2014
 
Rhiannon Giddens
Thu, Sep 18, 2014
 

After performing with her band, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, this past Winter/Spring Season, Rhiannon Giddens returns to BAM with songs from her forthcoming Nonesuch solo album produced by T Bone Burnett.

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Devendra Banhart, Stephin Merritt & Iron and Wine
Fri, Sep 19, 2014
 
Devendra Banhart, Stephin Merritt & Iron and Wine
Fri, Sep 19, 2014
 

These versatile and prolific artists perform an evening of solo sets showcasing songs from their widely acclaimed recordings on Nonesuch. 

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Kronos Quartet, Merchant, Giddens, Amidon, and Chaney
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
 
Kronos Quartet, Merchant, Giddens, Amidon, and Chaney
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
 

Delving into the American and international folk songbook, Kronos Quartet teams up with four of the most celebrated roots artists in the Nonesuch family to create entirely new arrangements of classic folk songs.

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Tweedy
Tue, Sep 23, 2014
 
Tweedy
Tue, Sep 23, 2014
 

Jeff Tweedy—the Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer and founder of the pioneering Chicago rock band Wilco—performs songs from Sukierae, his debut collaboration with his son Spencer.

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Landfall
Sep 23—Sep 27, 2014
 
Landfall
Sep 23—Sep 27, 2014
 

Iconic storyteller and musician Laurie Anderson and groundbreaking ensemble Kronos Quartet unite for the first time ever in this evocative meditation on transience inspired by Anderson’s experience of Hurricane Sandy.

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Rokia Traoré, Toumani Diabaté, and Sidiki Diabaté
Wed, Sep 24, 2014
 
Rokia Traoré, Toumani Diabaté, and Sidiki Diabaté
Wed, Sep 24, 2014
 

Singer and multi-instrumentalist Rokia Traoré, master kora player Toumani Diabaté, and his son Sidiki Diabaté perform traditional and pop-inflected music.  

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Caetano Veloso
Sep 25—Sep 26, 2014
 
Caetano Veloso
Sep 25—Sep 26, 2014
 

The beloved Brazilian singer and musician performs material from his Award–winning Nonesuch release, Abraçaço.  

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Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters
Sep 27—Sep 28, 2014
 
Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters
Sep 27—Sep 28, 2014
 

The British singer-songwriter is joined by an eclectic band of musicians, with whom he recorded the critically acclaimed, multi-Grammy-nominated albums Dreamland and Mighty Rearranger.

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