Lisa Moore performs two solo shows: The Stone People and Mad Rush.
Music by John Luther Adams, Martin Bresnick, Kate Moore, Mizzy Mazzoli, Julia Wolfe and Philip Glass
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Lisa Moore performs two solo shows: The Stone People and Mad Rush.
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
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
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.
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).
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.
Roomful of Teeth (“hypnotic and intensely moving” – cpr.org) 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.
The culminating event of Bearthoven's residency at NYU Steinhardt. Bearthoven will be premiering seven pieces by the Steinhardt Graduate Composers collective.
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.
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
Additional artists to be announced
DAVID LANG cheating, lying, stealing
JULIA WOLFE Lick
JULIA WOLFE Early That Summer
MICHAEL GORDON Yo Shakespeare
Performance includes a discussion with Steve Reich, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, and Michael Gordon
This Louisville Orchestra concert celebrates American Music with a concert that features new works by American women.
NOAH SOROTA The Bluegrass
JESSIE MONTGOMERY Starburst
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
Julia Wolfe's Pulitzer prize winning oratorio Anthracite Fields, with the Westminster choir and presented by Rider University
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 8:00pm
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 8:00pm
Choreographer: Alexander Ekman
The Miraculous Mandarin
Choreographer: Yuri Possokhov
Music: Béla Bartók
Choreographer: Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Music: Michael Gordon
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.
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."
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)
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
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!
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
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.
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.
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