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Published: 2017/03/14

Nonesuch Records to Honor Bob Hurwitz at Brooklyn Academy of Music

On April 1, Brooklyn Academy of Music will host a special tribute to longtime Nonsuch Records president Bob Hurwitz, with an all-star lineup of musicians with whom the label president has worked.

During the event, new piano music composed specifically for Hurwitz by several of the artists will be debuted, including work from John Adams, Laurie Anderson, Timo Andres, Louis Andriessen, Donnacha Dennehy, Philip Glass, Adam Guettel, Brad Mehldau, Pat Metheny, Nico Muhly, Randy Newman, and Steve Reich.

The night will also include performances of music from Nonesuch-produced albums by the likes of Kronos Quartet, k.d. lang, Natalie Merchant, Stephin Merritt, Pat Metheny, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Thile, Dawn Upshaw, Caetano Veloso and more.

Hurwitz was Nonesuch President for 32 years beginning in 1984 when it was primarily a classical label, widening the company’s genre output over the years. He still remains active in the ongoings of Nonesuch today and teaches at the New School and UCLA.

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