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Thursday, March 30, 2017

In Context: A Nonesuch Celebration

A stellar lineup of musical luminaries comes together for one night only to pay tribute to Bob Hurwitz, who for the past three decades has served as the visionary architect of Nonesuch Records, affectionately known as “the label without labels.” Context is everything, so get closer to the production through our series of curated links, videos, and articles. After you've attended the show, let us know what you thought by posting in the comments below and on social media using #NonesuchBAM.

Program Notes

A Galaxy of Stars (BAM blog)
For 32 years, Hurwitz not only served as president of Nonesuch Records, but also reinvented it from the ground up.

The Industry Standard (The New York Times)
“ would be an exaggeration, but not too great a one, to say that Nonesuch is Hurwitz.” A meaty feature on Nonesuch, Hurwitz, and the ever-shrinking distance between Carnegie Hall and Irving Plaza.

A Raspberry for BlackBerrys (The New York Times)
The tech has changed, but the distraction remains the same. Bob Hurwitz would rather you not check your email during the performance.

Nonesuch President to Step Down After 32 Years (The New York Times)
Hurwitz is no ordinary label head, and his departure is no ordinary departure. 

Watch & Listen
Hurwitz on Here & Now, reflecting on balancing art and business.

Online Exclusive: An Interview with Nonesuch Records (YouTube)
One from the archives. Hurwitz and David Bither, Senior Vice President of Nonesuch Records, discuss the history of the label and its relationship to BAM, in conjunction with the 2014 festival Nonesuch Records at BAM.

Now your turn...

What did you think? Tell us what's on your mind in the comments below and on social media using #NonesuchBAM.


  1. Charlotte PodoslkyApril 2, 2017 at 11:54 AM

    It was a special evening. I wouldn't have missed it for the world. THANK YOU, Nonesuch and the artist and especially Bob Hurwitz.

  2. k.d. lang KILLED IT! That woman has the greatest pipes in the biz.

  3. I felt fortunate to be in attendance during such a special, intimate evening. k.d. lang, Natalie Merchant, Kronos Quartet and Chris Thile were especially spectacular. Nights like these are why I love BAM so much.


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