Tours

Vocaallab in Leiden, Netherlands

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 7:15pm

Vocaallab continue their performances of David Lang's music as they perform the little match girl passion, world to come and memory pieces in Leiden, Netherlands

Leiden Stadsgehoorzaal
Breestraat 60
Leiden, 2311 CS Netherlands

Vocaallab in Utrecht, Netherlands

Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 8:00pm

David Lang's world to come, the little match girl passion and memory pieces are performed by Vocaallab.

TivoliVredenburg
Vredenburgkade 11
Utrecht, 3511 WB Netherlands
Phone: +31 30 231 4544

New World Symphony Premieres a new work

Friday, January 30, 2015 to Saturday, January 31, 2015

Michael Gordon's new piece to accompany a new film by Bill Morrison will be premiered by Michael Tilson Thomas and the New World Symphony. 

New World Center
500 17th St
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Alarm Will Sound at the Newman Center in Denver, CO

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 7:30pm

Medeski, Martin and Wood, and Alarm Will Sound

Alarm Will Sound returns to Newman Center Presents after its provocative multimedia show 1969 a few years ago. AWS is one of the most creative alternative classical musical ensembles working today. Just beyond the cutting edge, this 20-member group consists of young, unstuffy musicians presenting virtuosic new compositions. Medeski Martin & Wood has been an experimental jazz and jam-band trio since 1992. This improvisation-driven group, led by keyboardist John Medeski, offers a unique, groove-oriented mix drawing from jazz, African music, funk, and hip-hop. Both AWS and MMW have performed throughout the world, from Carnegie Hall to the Biennale in Frankfurt, from Lincoln Center to the Montreaux Jazz Festival.} 

This performance marks the premiere of a new body of work jointly created by the two ensembles for performance at the Newman Center and at the University of Colorado.

Gates Concert Hall at the Newman Center
2344 East Iliff Avenue
Denver, CO 80208

Alarm Will Sound at the University of Colorado, Boulder

Friday, February 6, 2015 - 7:30pm

Get ready for a little jamming, incomparable originality and a lot of fun when the hip, cutting-edge chamber music of Alarm Will Sound blends with the eclectic avant-jazz-funk sound of Medeski, Martin and Wood. The groove-oriented trio, a hit on the jam-band circuit pioneered by the Grateful Dead, and the versatile new-music ensemble will take you on an evening of daring collaboration and thrilling improvisation.

In addition, there is a preconcert lecture at Macky, in room 102. The lecture starts at 6:45 p.m. with College of Music Professor Hsing-Ay Hsu.

Macky Concert Hall
1595 Pleasant St.
Boulder, CO

Bang on a Can Marathon in Seattle

Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 2:00pm
Bang on a Can All-Stars

Bang on a can All-Stars

Bang on a Can brings its signature event- the Bang on a Can Marathon- to Seattle, WA for the first time ever. The Marathon will feature Bang on a Can All-Stars’ live arrangement of Brian Eno’s ambient classic Music for Airports, the Seattle premiere of Steve Reich’s landmark Music for 18 Musicians, music by Seattle-based musician Jherek Bischoff, and much more.  The concert will be co-curated by Jherek Bischoff and co-presented by the Seattle Theatre Group and On the Boards. 

The Moore Theatre
1932 Second Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101

the whisper opera makes its Canadian Premiere

Thursday, February 26, 2015 to Sunday, March 1, 2015

the whisper opera by David Lang makes its Canadian Premiere as the International Contemporary Ensemble performs the piece at Soundstreams in Toronto, Canada. 

The Theatre Centre
1115 Queen Street W.
Toronto, ON M5V 2J2 Canada
Phone: (416) 504-1282

Michael Gordon + Bach

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 8:00pm

Bang on a Can co-founder Michael Gordon is constantly staking out new territory—a quest exemplified by Hyper, his musical manifestation of a never-ending staircase that, curiously, delivers the climber back to the point where they began. This same inquisitiveness draws him to Bach, a harmonic and structural innovator. The program pairs Ensemble Signal, Gordon’s chamber pieces (Hyper and Dry) with two of Bach’s concertos.

Miller Theatre
2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Smith Quartet @ Kings Place

Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 8:00pm
Smith Quartet

Smith Quartet

The Smith Quartet jumps the pond to present the music of Bang on a Can and friends. The night opens with the beautiful distortion of Michael Gordon’s Potassium and ends with Steve Reich’s Gordon-influenced classic Triple Quartet. With a text by filmmaker Peter Greenaway, David Lang’s Ark Luggage explores the 92 items Noah took with him during the flood. Also including works by Julia Wolfe and Meredith Monk this concert explores the sheer vibrancy and variety of this unique collective.

Kings Place - Hall One
LND United Kingdom
Touring in support of: 

SHELTER @ De Bijloke (Belgian Premiere)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 8:00pm
spectra ensemble

spectra ensemble, photo c/o karinborghouts

Shelter, refuge. A shelter that provides protection against the outside world and its dangers, physically and emotionally. A primary need, 'living' and 'build' instinct. A human right, a matter of course. Not at all obvious.

Shelter began as a collaboration between three composers (Julia Wolfe, David Lang and Michael Gordon) and a filmmaker (Bill Morrison). The result is a grand, captivating multimedia oratorio with large ensemble and video, specially written for the voices of Trio Mediaeval. It focuses on the various aspects of the home / shelter: the aesthetic beauty of building on the rituals of coming home to the destructive forces of nature that bring all that at risk.

Muziekcentrum De Bijloke
Jozef Kluyskensstraat 2
Gent, 9000 Belgium
Phone: +32 9 269 92 92

battle hymns makes European Premiere

Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 8:30pm

The Attacca Ensemble sings David Lang's battle hymns as the piece makes its European Premiere

Philharmonie Haarlem
Lange Begijnestraat 11
Haarlem, 2011 HH Netherlands
Phone: +31 23 512 1212

Bang on a Can All-Stars: Revolution of the Eye

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 7:30pm

The Bang on a Can All-Stars conclude BOAC's season-long partnership with The Jewish Museum, taking the stage for a concert that highlights the relationship between music and image. 

The All-Stars will perform an acclaimed work by Don Byron to accompany a screening of Eugene, an early television show by pioneering comedian Ernie Kovacs. This concert will also include Fade to Slide, a music and video piece by visual artist Christian Marclay. 

The performance corresponds to the Museum’s exhibition Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television.

Scheuer Auditorium at the Jewish Museum
1109 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10128

Minimalism Unwrapped

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 8:00pm

Cryptic presents David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize winning the little match girl passion, combining Hans Christian Andersen’s heart-breaking tale with J.S. Bach’s setting of the St Matthew Passion. In a unique presentation of this previously un-staged masterpiece, the tragic story of the little match girl is brought to life by vocal ensemble and percussion. 

Kings Place
90 York Way
London, N1 9AG United Kingdom
Phone: +44 20 7520 1490