NEWS

TAYLOR MAC'S HOLIDAY SAUCE 2018 AT THE TOWN HALL
Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce 2018 at The Town Hall in New York City on December 11 explores Christmas as calamity, celebrating the holiday season in all its dysfunction. For this second Town Hall holiday installment, produced by Pomegranate Arts and Mac's company Nature's Darlings, Mac will be joined by longtime collaborators: costume designer Machine Dazzle, music director Matt Rayand a backing band of eight.
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DELGRES
The raw, muscular sound of the Paris-based roots trio Delgres connects the African history and culture of the French Caribbean, the Mississippi blues and New Orleans. Vividly captured in Mo Jodi(Die Today), the band's debut release,the music carries the richness, emotion and visceral power of a deeply personal story - bandleader Pascal Danae"s connection to the slave trade in Guadeloupe. Their debut CD on PIAS is followed by a major US tour.
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MAGOS HERRERA & BROOKLYN RIDER "Dreamers"
These days, when even the term "dreamers" is disputed territory, celebrating beauty is a political act. That is the beating heart of Dreamers, the collaboration between New York-based Mexican singer Magos Herrera and the string quartet Brooklyn Rider. The CD, released Sept 21 on Song Music Masterworks, includes gems of the Ibero-American songbook as well as pieces written to texts by Octavio Paz, Rubén Dario, Federico García Lorca, and others, all reimagined by a superb group of arrangers
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PHILIP GLASS ENSEMBLE "Music in Twelve Parts" at THE TOWN HALL
Philip Glass' Music in Twelve Parts, one of the milestones of contemporary music, returns to The Town Hall, the stage where it premiered in 1974, for a rare performance on Saturday, October 27th beginning at 6:00pm. Written between 1971 and 1974, Music in Twelve Parts was originally an "open score", meaning it could be played by various ensembles, but by the time of the premiere, the instrumentation was set: three winds (flutes and saxophones). three keyboards (electric organs), and soprano voice. Running over 4 hours, it's the longest and most ambitious concert piece written for the Philip Glass Ensemble.

BEASTIE BOYS BOOK: LIVE AND DIRECT at THE TOWN HALL
In celebration of the release of Beastie Boys Book (Spiegel & Grau), Adam "Adrock" Horovitz and Michael "Mike D" Diamond will be part of a special event on October 29th that will feature readings, conversations between Mike D, Adrock and a special guest moderator, Q &A sessions --all with a live score provided by Mix Master Mike and a brand new Beastie Boys exhibit, curated by Beastie Boys & Beyond the Streets in partnership with adidas Skateboarding. Sonos will provide the sound experience at each exhibit, playing a mixtape curated by Adrock and Mike D.
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BELA FLECK / ZAKIR HUSSAIN / EDGAR MEYER at THE TOWN HALL
Béla Fleck, banjo; Zakir Hussain, tabla, and Edgar Meyer, double bass, have combined the bluegrass, classical, and South Asian musical traditions into a one-of-a-kind sound, familiar but with a global resonance. In fact, their extraordinary interaction often suggests a sui generisjazz trio, not only improvising on set melodies, harmonies, and rhythms but also on musical genres, taking them to unlikely, unexpected musical places.Fleck, Hussain, and Meyer will be reconvening for a special show with guest Indian flutist Rakesh Chaurasia at The Town Hall in New York City on Thursday, November 15that 8pm.
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RAZIA "THE ROAD" - RAZIA SAID
Releases her New CD The Road on October 19, A powerful look at family, loss, and transcendence. The singer-songwriter from Madagascar, best known for her environmentally conscious songs finds a lesson in healing closer to home. The new CD mixes Jazz, Pop and Malagasy traditions, featuring guitarists Lionel Loueke and Raledey and singer Emel Mathlouthi, the voice of Tunisia's Arab Spring. Her CD release concert will take place on Oct 19 in Harlem at Gavin Brown's Enterprise
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MARIACHI HERENCIA DE MEXICO
Chicago's barrio student ensemble scored a surprise hit last year with their debut CD "Nuestra Herencia" (Our Heritage), scoring them a Latin Grammy nomination and a live performance on Chicago's acclaimed classical NPR station, WFMT-FM. They also launched their first national tour that included debuts at Joe's Pub in New York, The Kennedy Center in DC, and even DisneyWorld in Orlando. They begin recording their next CD with Grammy-winning producer Javier Limón in February 2018
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COMING UP:

THE TOWN HALL SPRING 2018 - 2019 SEASON

Oct 27 Philip Glass Ensemble: Music in Twelve Parts
Oct 29 Beastie Boys Book: Live and Direct
Nov 15 Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer
Dec 11 Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce
Feb 22 Farruquito
April 25 A Thousand Thoughts: A Live Documentary by Sam Green & Kronos Quartet
April 27 Django a Gogo 2019: Stephane Wrembel & guests
May 4 A Conversation with Linda Ronstadt
May 5 Anoushka Shankar