I’m very happy to announce that Cincinnati’s MusicNOW Festival will present its 10th season this March 11-15. I founded MusicNOW in 2006 with the mission to present the best in contemporary music, offer artists an opportunity to take risks and commission new work. 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of this very special collaborative event. The five-day series will feature performances by The National, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Caroline Shaw, Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Will Butler, So Percussion, Mina Tindle, Perfume Genius and many more. Throughout the weekend, “A Lot of Sorrow”, Ragner Kjartansson’s video documenting The National’s MoMA PS1 performance in which we played our song “Sorrow” for six hours straight in front of a live audience will be installed at the Contemporary Arts Center. In keeping with the spirit and mission of MusicNOW, the festival has commissioned pieces by last year’s Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw and Icelandic composer Daníel Bjarnason, which will be performed at the festival.
MusicNOW has been an incredibly significant part of my musical life these past 10 years and I’m really looking forward to celebrating its 10th anniversary. I hope you’ll be able to make it. The full line-up and tickets are available here. Stay tuned for updates and additions.