Grand Band performs Reich, Lang, Glass, & more at Vale of Glamorgan Festival

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 8:00pm

Six grand pianos and six virtuoso pianists from New York bestride St David’s Hall’s stage. Described as “awesome” (Sequenza 21) and “inventive” (New York Magazine), Grand Band champion new music from today’s composers, ranging through classical and pop-crossover to post minimal.  There are classics by Reich, Lang and Glass, a world premiere from Ben Wallace and music from Wales by John Metcalf.


Paul Kerekes - wither and bloom

Philip Glass - Closing

Ben Wallace - New work - World premiere

David Lang - face so pale

John Metcalf - Never Odd or Even

Steve Reich - Six Pianos

St David’s Hall
The Hayes
Cardiff, CF10 1AH United Kingdom

Field Recordings at University of Pittsburg

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 8:00pm

Photo by Peter Serling

Bang on a Can All-Stars perform music from the Field Recordings project!

Location: The Warhol at the Carnegie Music Hall
Copresented with The Andy Warhol Museum


University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Touring in support of: 

Glass, Gordon, & Wolfechoreographed by Doug Varone at BAM

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 to Saturday, April 1, 2017

ReComposed. Photo: Nikki Carrara

Doug Varone and Dancers celebrate 30 years of impassioned choreography with three works representing the past, present, and future of this peerless company. Their major revival of the Philip Glass-scored Possession (1994), inspired by A.S. Byatt’s century-spanning novel of the same name, is an entwined portrait of solitude and desire. Varone’s latest work Folded, set to music by MacArthur fellow Julia Wolfe, renders the intimate interplay between two dancers falling in and out of sync. And in ReComposed, inspired by abstract expressionist Joan Mitchell’s pastel drawings, dancers careen across a paper-white stage to the crescendos of Michael Gordon’s Dystopia.

30 Lafayette Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Ted Hearne Residency at WELD Nashville

Friday, March 31, 2017 to Saturday, April 1, 2017

chatterbird hosts award-winning composer Ted Hearne for a weekend of his music, including the stunning, thought-provoking Katrina Ballads (4/1, 7:30 PM) as well as an intimate set of his songs (3/31, 7 PM).

MARCH 31, 2017: RSVP for the Outlanders performance, and purchase tickets here. 7 PM, WELD NASHVILLE. Featuring an opening set by cellist Leah Coloff.

APRIL 1, 2017: RSVP for the Katrina Ballads performance, and purchase tickets here. 7:30 PM, WELD NASHVILLE. Featuring original film by Bill Morrison.

90 Oceanside Drive
Nashville, TN 37204

Kompas Kollektiv performs Andriessen, Gordon, Lang, & more

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 8:00pm

Design by James Black

Kompas Kollektiv is a Copenhagen based collective of musicians performing new music and interested in creating a dialogue between composers in Denmark and the UK, and eventually between Denmark and other countries.

With Kompas Kollektiv we want to bring together different instrumentalists and ensembles within the same programmes. We are interested in programming that is able to directly engage audiences, exploring the relationship between compositions, and the varying audience reactions they create.

This concert will be the launch concert of Kompas Kollektiv.

Blågards Plads 6A
Copenhagen, 2200 København N Denmark

Ted Hearne // Roomful of Teeth: Coloring Book (Midwest premiere)

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 3:00pm

Roomful of Teeth (“hypnotic and intensely moving” – is a GRAMMY-winning vocal project dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice. Their Chicago debut program is built around a white composer’s setting of texts by Zora Neal Hurston, Claudia Rankine, and James Baldwin, reflecting on their blackness.

Chicago debut

Performance Hall, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
915 E. 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Bearthoven X Steinhardt Graduate Composers

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 7:45pm

The culminating event of Bearthoven's residency at NYU Steinhardt. Bearthoven will be premiering seven pieces by the Steinhardt Graduate Composers collective. 


New York University
35 w 4th St. - Room 303
New York, NY 10012

Bearthoven "Trios" Album Release with special guest Fjóla Evans

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 7:15pm

Bearthoven brings their unique brand of investigative new music for piano, percussion, and bass to LPR on April 18th to kick off the release of their debut album, Trios (out on Cantaloupe Music, May 5th). Over three years in the making, the record celebrates a community built around performers who play new music and the composers who write for them.

For this release, Bearthoven will perform three highlighted works from Trios: Adrian Knight’s The Ringing World, Fjóla Evans Shoaling, and Brooks Frederickson’s Undertoad.
The night also includes the premiere of a newly commissioned work, American Dream, from Brooklyn’s timelessly lyrical and occasionally dystopian composer Scott Wollschleger.

The show begins with a solo set by Fjóla Evans performing her original music for solo cello and electronics. Based on her love of Icelandic folk-song and drones, the music explores looping white-noise, archival and field recordings to build twitching minimal soundscapes. She will be performing pieces inspired by her study of Icelandic Rímur, a type of intonement of skaldic poetry.

(Le) Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St
New York, NY 10012
Touring in support of: 

The music of Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe - "Three Generartions" with Steve Reich at Carnegie Hall

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 7:30pm

Photo by Ivan Singer

The Bang on a Can All-Stars and special guests perform the music of Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe, as part of the project curated by Steve Reich - Three Generations - celebrating his 80th birthday.

Bang on a Can All-Stars with:
Todd Reynolds, Violin
Kelli Kathman, Flute
Peter Hess, Saxophones
David Friend, Keyboard
Michael Gordon, Keyboard
Nathan Koci, Accordion
JACK Quartet
Additional artists to be announced

DAVID LANG cheating, lying, stealing
JULIA WOLFE Early That Summer

Performance includes a discussion with Steve Reich, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, and Michael Gordon

Carnegie Hall - Zankel Hall
881 7th Ave
New York, NY 10019


Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 7:30pm

This Louisville Orchestra concert celebrates American Music with a concert that features new works by American women.


NOAH SOROTA The Bluegrass
JULIA WOLFE Big Beautiful Dark and Scary
TJ COLE Death of The Poet
RENE ORTH Run for the Roses
RACHEL GRIMES "My Dear Companion," "The Corner Room" and "Mossgrove" from Book of Leaves
JOAN TOWER Island Rhythms
ANNE CLYNE Masquerade

The Temple
5101 US HWY 42
Louisville, KY 40241

Gordon: "Weather One" choreographed by Joffrey Ballet

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 to Sunday, May 7, 2017

Photo by Peter Serling


World Premiere

Choreographer: Alexander Ekman

Music: TBA

The Miraculous Mandarin

Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov

Music: Béla Bartók


Choreographer: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

Music: Michael Gordon

Joffrey Ballet
10 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601

Steel Hammer: An Inside Look

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 7:00pm

Photo by Peter Serling

Featuring Julia Wolfe, Drew’s 2017 Mellon Artist-in-Residence and the Bang on a Can All-Stars

This lecture demonstration with Julia Wolfe and the Bang on a Can All-Stars focuses on the making of Steel Hammer, previewing the composition’s April 26 performance. The artists perform and discuss this work, which explores the American-worker ballad “John Henry” and its connections with labor history. A Q&A with the artists follows the talk.


Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall
Lancaster Road
Madison, NJ 07940
Touring in support of: 

BOAC & the Jewish Museum present Vicky Chow & Tristan Perich

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:30pm

Pianist and Bang on a Can All Stars member Vicky Chow performs Tristan Perich's Surface Image for solo piano, a monumental performance-installation with 40-channel 1-bit electronics, echoing the shimmering quality of Paris' 19th century arcades and inspired by Walter Benjamin's renowned essay "Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction."

The Jewish Museum - Scheuer Auditorium
1109 5th Ave at 92nd St
New York, NY 10128

Gordon's "Natural History" performed at CLASSICS: FESTIVAL OF AMERICAN MUSIC II

Friday, April 28, 2017 to Saturday, April 29, 2017

Photo by Peter Serling


SAMUEL BARBER - Overture to The School for Scandal
SARAH KIRKLAND SNIDER - Four Selections from Penelope
1. The stranger with the face of a man I loved
4. The lotus eater
9. Dead Friend
13. Baby teeth, bones, and bullets
HERBIE HANCOCK - Cantaloupe Island
LOU HARRISON - Suite for Symphonic Strings (3 movements)
I. Estampie
II. Et in Arcadio Ego
III. In Honor of Heracles
TEDDY ABRAMS - Selections from The Greatest: Muhammad Ali
MICHAEL GORDON - Natural History

Susan Narucki, soprano
Jecorey Arthur (1200)
Teddy Abrams, conductor

Kentucky Center
501 W Main St
Louisville, KY 40202

Bang on a Can Marathon 30th anniversary - Brooklyn Museum

Saturday, May 6, 2017 -
2:00pm to 10:00pm

30th Anniversary BANG ON A CAN MARATHON
8 hours of Live Music!

part of Target First Saturday at Brooklyn Museum
Admission: FREE with Museum admission

Suggested donation $16 before 5pm; free after 5pm courtesy of Target First Saturdays.

Bang on a Can comes to Brooklyn with its annual incomparable super-mix of boundary-busting music from around the corner and around the world! The 2017 Bang on a Can Marathon will feature 8 hours of rare performances by some of the most innovative musicians of our time side-by-side with some of today’s most pioneering young artists.

Composers: Louis Andriessen, Kim Deal, Amir El Saffar, Merril Garbus, Michael Gordon, Joan La Barbara, Carla Kihlstedt, Kaki King, Laaraji, Oliver Lake, David Lang, Meredith Monk, Caroline Shaw, Kendall Williams, Julia Wolfe, and MORE.

Performers: Asphalt Orchestra, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Crossfire Steel Orchestra, Amir El Saffar’s Two Rivers Ensemble, Laaraji, Oliver Lake Crash Bang Trio with Bill McClellan and Reggie Nicholson, Just Ensemble, Innov Gnawa, Carla Kihlstedt, Kaki King, Meredith Monk Vocal Ensemble, Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble, Caroline Shaw, and MORE.

PLUS Bang on a Can’s social engagement wing Found Sound Nation hosts its Street Studio - a mobile recording studio equipped for passersby and Marathon musicians alike to spontaneously create and record original music!

Stay tuned for more details!

Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY

Steinway Salon: Lisa Moore

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 7:00pm

Photo by Nina Roberts

Lisa Moore performs a special program, The Pleasures of Being Lost, curated by John Luther Adams. The program features piano works by composers who have influenced and informed his work. Composers include Peter Garland, Lois V Vierk, Jim Fox, Michael Byron, David Mahler, and Adams himself.

Part of the John Luther Adams Residency

Program: The Pleasures of Being Lost

Tukiliit (2012) by John Luther Adams (b. 1953)

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah (1990) by Lois V Vierk (b. 1951)

The pleasure of being lost (2011-12) by Jim Fox (b. 1953)

Bright Angel/Hermetic Bird, I and II (1997) by Peter Garland (b. 1952)

World Premiere (2017) by Michael Byron (b. 1953), commissioned by Symphony Space

Martin Bartlett at the Claremont Hotel (2011) by David Mahler (b. 1944)

Among Red Mountains (2001) by John Luther Adams

Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
New York, NY 10025

Gordon: "Timber" performed by Elbtonal Percussion

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 9:30pm

The Hamburg drums ensemble, ElbtonalPercussion is famous for its breathtaking virtuoso drumming. With Timber by Michael Gordon they present a fascinating meditation on rhythm and sound, played on a highly unusual instrument.

Hamburg, Germany
Touring in support of: 

Become Ocean // The Unchanging Sea performed Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra + pianist Tomoko Mukaiyama

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 8:30pm

Michael Gordon’s music ‘feels fundamental at first, then reveals a beguiling complexity and nuance on closer examination’, according to the New York Times. Gordon drew his inspiration for The Unchanging Sea, written for Tomoko Mukaiyama, from the eponymous 1910 film drama. It is followed by Become Ocean by John Luther Adams – ‘it presents a gorgeous surface, yet conveys overwhelming force’, wrote The New Yorker.

Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest
Kruisstraat 2
Rotterdam, 3012 CT Netherlands

Bang on a Can All-Stars - Field Recordings in Toronto

Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 8:00pm

The Bang on a Can All-Stars will perform a specially devised Koerner Hall program “Bang on a Canada" that features selections from Field Recordings, most of which will be Canadian premieres. Works by Canadian composers Richard Reed Parry and René Lussier will be anchored by a world premiere from John Oswald, commissioned by The Royal Conservatory/Koerner Hall. The concert opens with Vicky Chow performing a solo piano piece by Eliot Britton and also features works by Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe, as well as Steve Reich, Christian Marclay, Allison Cameron, and Anna Clyne.   


Eliot Britton: Cuneiform and Glide (1st movement)                                     
Julia Wolfe: Reeling                                                                        
Michael Gordon: Gene Takes a Drink with film by Bill Morrison 
Christian Marclay: Fade to Slide with film by Christian Marclay 
David Lang: unused swan      
John Oswald: title TBD 
Allison Cameron: 3rds, 4ths, 5ths                                                                           
Richard Reed Parry: Never Ending Blur       
Caroline Shaw: Really Craft When You                                  
René Lussier: Nocturne                                                      
Steve Reich: The Cave of Machpelah                                        
Anna Clyne: A Wonderful Day


Royal Conservatory, Koerner Hall
273 Bloor St W
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6 Canada