Nonesuch Celebrates 50 Years


Following the London Barbican’s events in May in honour of the 50th anniversary of Nonesuch, beginning this week New York’s Brooklyn Academy of Music [BAM] presents Nonesuch Records at BAM: Celebrating a Label Without Labels, a wide-ranging series of concerts running until the end of the month.

The programme of events begins on September 9 with concerts by Philip Glass and Steve Reich, who reunite on stage for the first time in more than 40 years, and runs through until September 28.

Other Nonesuch artists performing during the month include Laurie Anderson, Devendra Banhart, The Black Keys, Rhiannon Giddens, Kronos Quartet, Brad Mehldau, Natalie Merchant, Chris Thile, Youssou N’Dour, Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters, Chris Thile, Rokia Traoré, Rufus Wainwright, Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, Iron & Wine, The Carolina Chocolate Drops and Dawn Upshaw amongst others.

BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) is a multi-arts center located in Brooklyn, New York. BAMcinématek will also be saluting Nonesuch Records’ rich catalogue of film scores with a series featuring the boldest and most memorable soundtracks by Philip Glass, John Adams, and more.

Full details can be found here, including a short film about Nonesuch:


Brian Wise

Brian Wise was the Editor of Addicted To Noise‘s Australian site from 1997 – 2002. The site won two ONYA Awards as Best Online Music Magazine in 1999 & 2000. He has also been Editor since its reincarnation in 2013. He also presents the weekly music interview program Off The Record on 102.7 Triple R-FM ( in Melbourne. It is networked to 45+ stations across Australia on the Community Radio Network and is a four-time winner of the Best Music Program Award from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. In 2012, it was nominated as a finalist in the Excellence in Music Programming category. Brian was also the Founding Editor & Publisher of Rhythms Magazine and is now its Senior Contributing Editor.

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