Caroline Shaw and Sō Percussion (CD Review)

Caroline Shaw Sō Percussion, Dawn Upshaw, and Gilbert Kalish The Narrow Sea Nonesuch CD/DL Caroline Shaw and Sō Percussion Let the Soil Play its Simple Part Nonesuch CD/DL The last live performance I saw before the pandemic hit New York was Caroline Shaw with Sō Percussion at Miller Theatre, which I wrote about for MusicalContinue reading “Caroline Shaw and Sō Percussion (CD Review)”

Caroline Shaw – Orange (CD Review)

Caroline Shaw – Orange Attaca Quartet Nonesuch/New Amsterdam CD Winner of the Pulitzer prize in 2013, Caroline Shaw has been a busy musician in the years following, performing as a vocalist with Roomful of Teeth (which recorded her prizewinning work Partita), violinist with ACME, and recording with Kanye West (yes, that Kanye West!). Shaw’s versatilityContinue reading “Caroline Shaw – Orange (CD Review)”

Best Contemporary Opera Recording 2017: Andriessen’s “Theatre of the World”

Louis Andriessen Theatre of the World Leigh Melrose, Lindsey Kesselman, Marcel Beekman, Steven van Watermeulen, Mattijs van de Woerd, Cristina Zavalloni, vocal soloists Los Angeles Philharmonic, Reinbert de Leeuw, conductor Nonesuch 2xCD   Dutch composer Louis Andriessen’s 2016 opera, Theatre of the World, subtitled “A Grotesque in Nine Scenes,” is a fantastical portrait of SeventeenthContinue reading “Best Contemporary Opera Recording 2017: Andriessen’s “Theatre of the World””

Offa Rex: “The Queen of Hearts” (Video)

Offa Rex, a collaboration between alt-folk vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Olivia Chaney and indie rock stalwarts the Decemberists, released their debut LP, Queen of Hearts, today via Nonesuch Records. Check out a video for the title track below.

Nickel Creek is back! New recording and tour dates

Tour Dates Friday and Saturday, April 18 and 19 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium Tuesday, April 29 New York, NY Beacon Theatre Thursday, May 1 Boston, MA House of Blues Saturday, May 3 Washington, DC 9:30 Club Friday, May 9 Chicago, IL Riviera Theater Monday, May 19 Oakland, CA Fox Theater June 19-22 Telluride, CO TellurideContinue reading “Nickel Creek is back! New recording and tour dates”