Tours

Inuksuit - John Luther Adams

Saturday, August 27, 2016

© Shawn Brackbill

More than 60 percussionists will come together to perform John Luther Adams’s “Inuksuit,” an epic outdoor piece that has helped to redefine what live musical experience can be in the 21st-century. Rite of Summer will be presenting two afternoon performances of “Inuksuit,” a work the New York Times has called “the ultimate environmental piece.”

1pm and 3pm

FREE

Governors Island at Nolan Park
New York, NY 11231
Touring in support of: 

Bonjour Release Concert

Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 7:30pm

photo by Vicky Chow

The pieces on Bonjour's eponymous debut album are musical snapshots. Performed in no particular order, each one represents a day of the week and its associated mood, and some, like "Friday 3 PM," are more specific than others. Ghys draws on the Indian classical tradition of raga, the Western classical tradition, jazz and other popular music to craft his own idiosyncratic style that by turns builds like the best kind of post-rock anthem, grooves like a hocket-obsessed West African funk band, and has the harmonic vocabulary of a synthesizing sponge with a diplomatic passport. The players’ voices are alternately treated as additional melodic instruments or as dictaphones spewing nonsensical parallel quotes from a variety of literary, news, and other sources, as in "Monday Morning." The combination of vocals with guitars (electric and acoustic) and percussion, which includes everything from drum kit to melodica and glockenspiel, all of it fleshed out by several lush and pliable layers of lower strings, yields a surprising array of textures in which to become lost and then find one’s way out of, or to just relish staying lost in for a while. 

Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003

Gaudeamus Muziekweek: Kate Moore - Fern

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - 8:15pm

Amsterdam Sinfonietta and Slagwerk Den Haag Perform:

Shalygin - Lullaby for string orchestra

Morales - Music for Bones

Widmann - Aria (Dutch premiere)

Moore - Fern, for five drummers, five strings and electronics 

Van der Aa - Up-close, for cello, string orchestra, electronics and video

The TivoliVredenburg - Grote Zaal
Vredenburgkade 11
Utrecht, 3511 WC Netherlands

Bang on a Can All-Stars perform Field Recordings

Monday, October 10, 2016 - 8:00pm

Photo by Peter Serling


BANG ON A CAN ALL-STARS - Field Recordings 

Julia Wolfe (1958) Reeling (2012, 6') Italian premiere performance

Florent Ghys (1979) An Open Cage (2012, 4') Italian premiere 

Michael Gordon (1956) Gene Takes a Drink with the film by Bill Morrison (2012, 6') Italian premiere performance

Christian Marclay (1955) Fade to Slide with the film by Christian Marclay (2012, 8') Italian premiere

David Lang (1957) unused swan (2012, 5') Italian premiere

Tyondai Braxton (1978) Casino Trem (2012, 7') Italian premiere

Jóhann Jóhannsson (1969) Hz with film (2013, 7') Italian premiere

Todd Reynolds (1966) Seven Sundays (2012, 7') Italian premiere

Steve Reich (1936) The Cave of Machpelah from The Cave, arr. Michael Gordon (2013, 5') Italian premiere

Bryce Dessner (1976) Maximus to Gloucester, Letter 27 with film (2013, 5') Italian premiereAnna Clyne (1980) A Wonderful Day (2013, 5') Italian premiere 

Ashley Bathgate cello, Robert Black bass, Vicky Chow piano and keyboards, David Cossin percussion, Mark Stewart electric guitar, Ken Thomson clarinets, Andrew Cotton sound engineer 

Teatro alle Tese - Navata 3
Venice, Italy
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Splendid Hopes performed by Pacifica Quartet and cellist Johannes Moser (world premiere)

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 8:00pm

Photo by Peter Serling

PROGRAM:

Schubert - Quartettsatz in C Minor, D. 703
Julia Wolfe - Splendid Hopes (World Premiere)
Schubert - String Quintet in C Major, D. 956

Julia Wolfe’s cello quintet, Splendid Hopes, was commissioned for Johannes Moser & the Pacifica Quartet by Duke Performances at Duke University, the Schubert Club, Portland Friends of Chamber Music & by Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting for the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

Baldwin Auditorium
1336 Campus Dr
Durham, NC 27705

Splendid Hopes performed by Pacifica Quartet and cellist Johannes Moser

Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 4:00pm

Photo by Peter Serling

PROGRAM:

Schubert - Quartettsatz in C Minor, D. 703
Julia Wolfe - Splendid Hopes (World Premiere)
Schubert - String Quintet in C Major, D. 956

Julia Wolfe’s cello quintet, Splendid Hopes, was commissioned for Johannes Moser & the Pacifica Quartet by Duke Performances at Duke University, the Schubert Club, Portland Friends of Chamber Music & by Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting for the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.

Saint Anthony Park United Church of Christ
2129 Commonwealth Ave
St Paul, MN 55108

'darker' performed by St. Paul Chamber Orchestra at Liquid Music with film by Suzanne Bocanegra

Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 8:00pm

David Lang, one of America’s preeminent living composers and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for music, brings his contemplative work darker to Saint Paul for its Midwest premiere. Scored for 12 strings, darker is more of an object than a piece of music, weaving together intricate solo lines into a delicate and subtly emotional fabric. “My piece, like life, expends a lot of effort to go a very short distance,” says Lang. “From beautiful to a little less beautiful, from a little light to something a little darker.” The score to darker invites performers to add a live visual or lighting design to their performance, choosing from elements created by New York based visual artist Suzanne Bocanegra.

Ordway Concert Hall
345 Washington Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102

'the little match girl passion' performed by Pro Coro Canada ConSept

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 9:00pm

Pro Coro Canada ConSept provides a late evening meditation during the busy season of Advent, with David Lang’s spare yet incredibly fulfilling Little Match Girl Passion.  Introduced by the Dean of All Saints’ Cathedral, the Very Rev. Neil Gordon, this one hour candlelight performance showcases a quartet of singers who also play the glockenspiel and other percussion instruments.

All Saints’ Anglican Cathedral
10035 103 St NW
Edmonton, AB Canada
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'the little match girl passion' staged by R. B. Schlather at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 7:00pm

From the haunting Hans Christian Anderson story comes this Pulitzer Prize-winning parable. Composed by David Lang, it's influenced by Bach's St. Matthew Passion, and described as "poignant...and consoling" (New York Times). This performance is staged by R. B. Schlather whose directorial vision was hailed by the New York Times as "intriguing" and "inventive" in The Met's magical Medieval Sculpture Hall.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Mediaeval Hall
1000 5th Ave
New York, NY 10028
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