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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 NDOUR, 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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Carolina Chocolate Drops
Thu, Sep 18, 2014
 
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Thu, Sep 18, 2014
 

After their BAM debut in the 2014 Winter/Spring Season, the Carolina Chocolate Drops return for one night only and vocalist Rhiannon Giddens previews material from her forthcoming Nonesuch album.

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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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The Philip Glass Ensemble & Steve Reich and Musicians
 

Glass and Reich reunite on stage for a three-program retrospective of their work. 

Sep 9—Sep 11, 2014
 
 
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Brad Mehldau
 

The contemporary jazz pianist melds various musical idioms. 

Tue, Sep 9, 2014
 
 
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Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau Duo
 

Nonesuch Records label mates Chris Thile and Brad Mehldau perform together.

Wed, Sep 10, 2014
 
 
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Dawn Upshaw and Gilbert Kalish
 

The musically adventurous vocalist performs works by George Crumb and Charles Ives. 

Thu, Sep 11, 2014
 
 
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Don Byron Quartet
 

The world-renowned jazz clarinetist incorporates everything from klezmer to gospel.

Sep 12—Sep 13, 2014
 
 
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Alarm Will Sound
 

Chamber band Alarm Will Sound performs two distinctive programs. 

Sep 12—Sep 13, 2014
 
 
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Youssou NDOUR
 

The Senegalese singer-songwriter makes a rare stateside appearance. 

Sep 12—Sep 13, 2014