MusicNOW Festival: Days 2-3
MusicNow festival Thursday, March 29th through Friday, March 30th at Memorial Hall. This is the seventh year for the progressive music festival. Musical guests this year consist of Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire, Pulitzer Prize winner David Lang, Nico Muhly, as well as performances by Grammy winners Eighth Blackbird with special guest Philip Glass, James McVinnie, Pedro Soler, Gaspar Claus, and a workshop presentation of Nico Muhly, Sufjan Stevens and Bryce Dessner’s new collaboration. Photos courtesy of KP Photography
MusicNOW Marries Classical, Bluegrass, and the Avant-Garde
Unlike most festivals, MusicNOW has institutional memory. Each spring, founder Bryce Dessner (best known for his work in The National) continues an ongoing story, building on prior performances rather than presenting one disjointed slate of acts after another. In addition to carefully curated...
CincyMusic.com’s Complete Guide to MusicNOW 2015
When Bryce Dessner of The National started MusicNOW in 2006, it was a small two-night event held at the Contemporary Arts Center. Over the past decade, it’s become a landmark annual affair, internationally renowned for commissioning new works by classical music’s most innovative...
#MusicMonday Must Haves :: 3/9/15
Each week we do our best to shine some light on a few songs that we feel should be on your radar. All of these songs will be added to our #MusicMonday Must Haves playlist on Spotify, so follow along & click play when you need to find some inspiration! "April" by Pianos Become The...
The National, CSO, Sufjan Stevens & more at MusicNOW
The tenth anniversary of Cincinnati's MusicNOW Festival is nothing short of amazing. This year the festival will feature The National, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Caroline Shaw, Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, Daníel Bjarnason, Will Butler, So Percussion, Mina Tindle, Perfume...
Bryce Dessner Interview - MusicNOW 2014
MusicNOW Festival kicks off its ninth annual weekend of music this Friday March 20th at 8 PM in the historic Music Hall. This year’s festival features a convergence of classical music and contemporary music with performances and collaborations by Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, David Lang, Louis...