Tours

Bang on a Can All-Stars perform Field Recordings

Monday, October 10, 2016 - 8:00pm

Photo by Peter Serling

The Bang on a Can All-Stars perform Field Recordings at the Teatro alle Tese as part of the Venice Biennale!

Program:

Julia Wolfe: Reeling
Florent Ghys: An Open Cage
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
Tyondai Braxton: Casino Trem
Jóhann Jóhannsson: Hz with film
Todd Reynolds: Seven Sundays
Steve Reich: The Cave of Machpelah
Bryce Dessner: Letter 27 with film
Anna Clyne: A Wonderful Day 

Teatro alle Tese - Navata 3
Venice, Italy
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'a father's love' from 'battle hymns' performed by Volti

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 7:30pm

Volti’s first concert of the season, A Close Correspondence, will be shared with the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble. It’s a natural alliance: Volti joins forces with this group of instrumentalists, renowned for finding provocative and beguiling ways of pairing standard repertoire with new music, for a concert about correspondence.  Left Coast will playLeoš Janáček’s “Intimate Letters” string quartet and Volti will sing “A Father’s Love,” the movement from David Lang’s “battle hymns” based on a beautiful goodbye letter from civil war soldier Sullivan Ballou. Together our ensembles present world premieres for string quartet + chamber chorus fromOnur Türkmen  (text from a letter of Goethe) and Mark Winges (text from letters of Abelard and Héloïse, Janáček, and Virginia Woolf.)

A letter is meant to be read, connecting the reader with writer. These works, inspired by the dying art of letter writing, are meant to be heard.

First Congregational Church
2345 Chaning Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

'the little match girl passion' performed by Tallis Vocalis

Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 7:30pm

Winner of the 2008 Pulizer Prize, David Lang’s astonishing and icily gorgeous little match girl passion sets Hans Christian Andersen’s fable in the form of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. In Lang’s own words, ‘the suffering of the Little Match Girl has been substituted for Jesus’, elevating […] her sorrow to a higher plane’.

Tallis Vocalis will premiere the choral version of the work in Hong Kong as the centerpiece of an exquisite Passion-themed programme conducted by Chris Watson (Theatre of Voices, The Tallis Scholars). Other works in the programme include music by Palestrina and Gallus.

St. Andrew's Church
138 Nathan Road
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong S.A.R., China

'a father's love' from 'battle hymns' performed by Volti

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 7:30pm

Volti’s first concert of the season, A Close Correspondence, will be shared with the Left Coast Chamber Ensemble. It’s a natural alliance: Volti joins forces with this group of instrumentalists, renowned for finding provocative and beguiling ways of pairing standard repertoire with new music, for a concert about correspondence.  Left Coast will playLeoš Janáček’s “Intimate Letters” string quartet and Volti will sing “A Father’s Love,” the movement from David Lang’s “battle hymns” based on a beautiful goodbye letter from civil war soldier Sullivan Ballou. Together our ensembles present world premieres for string quartet + chamber chorus from Onur Türkmen  (text from a letter of Goethe) and Mark Winges (text from letters of Abelard and Héloïse, Janáček, and Virginia Woolf.)

A letter is meant to be read, connecting the reader with writer. These works, inspired by the dying art of letter writing, are meant to be heard.

San Francisco Conservatory of Music
50 Oak St.
San Francisco , CA 94102

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

Bang on a Can All-Stars perform Field Recordings

Friday, November 18, 2016 - 8:00pm

Photo by Peter Serling

 

The All-Stars perform Field Recordings at Kampnagel in Hamburg, Germany!

Program:

Julia Wolfe: Reeling
Florent Ghys: An Open Cage
Michael Gordon: Gene Takes a Drink with film by Bill Morrison
Christian Marclay: Fade to Slide with film
David Lang: unused swan
Tyondai Braxton: Casino Trem
Caroline Shaw: Really Craft When You
Todd Reynolds: Seven Sundays
Steve Reich: The Cave of Machpelah
Bryce Dessner: Letter 27 with film
Anna Clyne: A Wonderful Day

Kampnagel
Jarrestraße 20
Hamburg, 22303 Germany
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Bang on a Can All-Stars perform Field Recordings

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 8:00pm

Photo by Peter Serling

Bang on a Can All-Stars perform Field Recordingsat Les Halles de Schaerbeek in Brussels, Belgium.

Program:

Julia Wolfe: Reeling
Florent Ghys: An Open Cage
Michael Gordon: Gene Takes a Drink with film by Bill Morrison
Christian Marclay: Fade to Slide with film
David Lang: unused swan
Akiko Ushijima: Distorting Melody
Tyondai Braxton: Casino Trem
Johann Johannson: Hz with film
Todd Reynolds: Seven Sundays
Steve Reich: The Cave of Machpelah
Bryce Dessner: Letter 27 with film
Anna Clyne: A Wonderful Day

Les Halles de Schaerbeek
22 rue Royale Sainte-Marie
Brussels, B-1030 Belgium
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Bang on a Can @ Villa Musica, Germany

Sunday, November 20, 2016 to Saturday, November 26, 2016

Photo by Peter Serling

For our project “Bang on a Can @ Villa Musica”, the All-Stars will be cooperating with the StiftungVilla Musica, which is dedicated to promoting young talent especially in the area of chamber music.

As part of a one-week festival, we will gather, rehearse and perform together with a group of young musicians from Germany. All of the musicians will appear in twelve concerts in various arrangements at the Frankfurter Hof in Mainz (Nov 19 and 26) and the Baroque Castle Engers in Neuwied (Nov 20-25). The festival also includes two commissioned works and will conclude with a several-hour-long concert marathon.

Nov 20 at Frankfurter Hof
Bang on a Can All-Stars program:
Steve Reich: Electric Counterpoint
David Lang: sunray
Julia Wolfe: Believing
Michael Gordon: For Madeleine
Louis Andriessen: Workers Union
Philip Glass: Closing

Nov 21-25 at Castle Engers
daily performances by residency fellows and the All-Stars. Repertoire TBA

Nov 26  at Frankfurter Hof 
Residency finale Marathon concert! Performance will include two world premieres by composersAnna Thorvaldsdottir and Felipe Waller.

Villa Musica Rheinland-Pfalz
Auf der Bastei 3
Mainz, 55131 Germany

'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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