Joanna Newsom & orchestra, Atlanta, GA - Nov 17, 2007 (CRED)
Joanna Newsom & orchestra

The first half of the concert featured the lush string arrangements written by celebrated pop composer Van Dyke Parks for Newsom's second album, "Ys." The second half offered older and newer songs in the rootsy, world-music-influenced settings Newsom has devised with her touring quartet. Making a puckish joke about propriety in the classical world and in pop, she wore a full-length black gown for the first part and a candy-pink minidress for the second. In both configurations, Newsom took advantage of Disney Hall's acoustics to give equal weight to every element of her multifaceted compositions. [LA Times - LA show]

All the orchestral shows in other states have been such a tease, so I couldn't be happier to finally announce that Joanna Newsom will in fact be bringing it to Brooklyn - @ BAM on February 1, 2008 to be exact. Stay tuned for more details.

Speaking of BAM, tickets are now on sale for their Spring season of shows. That includes performancs by the Mavis Staples & The National. All tour dates below...

Joanna Newsom - 2008 Tour Dates
Jan 25 - Sydney, Australia Sydney Opera House w/ Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Jan 26 - Sydney, Australia Sydney Opera House w/ Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Feb 01 - Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Academy of Music (orchestral performance)

The National - 2007/8 Tour Dates
03 DEC: COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Vega w/ Hayden
05 DEC: HAMBURG, Germany - Knust w/ Hayden
06 DEC: BERLIN, Germany - Postbahnhof am Ostbahnhof w/ Hayden
07 DEC: ISTANBUL, Turkey - Babylon
09 DEC: MOSCOW, Russia - Apelsin Club
15 JAN: AUCKLAND, New Zealand - Kings Arms
17 JAN: BRISBANE, Australia - The Zoo
18 JAN: MELBOURNE, Australia - The Corner
19 JAN: MELBOURNE, Australia - The Corner
21 JAN: SYDNEY, Australia - City Recital Hall Angel Place w/ Clogs /
22 JAN: SYDNEY, Australia - City Recital Hall Angel Place w/ Clogs
23 JAN: SYDNEY, Australia - City Recital Hall Angel Place w/ Clogs
22 FEB: BROOKLYN, New York - BAM Opera House /
09 MAR: BIG CYPRESS RESERVATION, Florida - Langerado Music Festival

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BAM's last foray into hipness was Sufjan Steven's BQE., and not long before that they held a big show by Antony.