Tuesday, October 21, 2014 to Friday, November 7, 2014

With Rain, Anne Teresa de Kersmaeker, a major figure on the choreographic scene, gives us a work of rare intensity and refined purity. The choreographer leads the dancers to transmit the rhythmic pulsations of Music for Eighteen Musicians, by Steve Reich, a quintessential work performed here by the Ensemble Ictus. On stage, music and dance sweep the performers along in a perpetual surge of movement, a dizzying and joyful race which seems to “overflow with life”. The performance will be featuring Étoiles, Premiers Danseurs and Corps de Ballet as dancers and instrumentalists Ensemble Ictus and Synergy Vocals.

Performances will be on October 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31 and November 2, 3, 4, 6 ,7.

Palais Garnier
Paris, France

Trio Mediaeval and the Saltarello Trio perform David Lang

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 8:00pm

The Song of Songs features the world premiere performances of two incredible new works by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lang and renowned composer Betty Olivero centred around the ancient text The Song of Songs or The Song of Solomon.

The brilliant Norwegian Trio Mediaeval collaborate with Garth Knox’s stunning Saltarello Trio for the first time in Drogheda Louth to perform the new compositions.

The new compositions, Lang’s just (after the song of songs) and Olivero’s En La Mar Hai Una Torre (In the sea there is a lighthouse) are lyrical yet beautiful contemporary spiritual works that are breathtaking from start to finish. The concert will also feature Garth Knox performing Berio’s Naturale which is apt considering Berio was one of Olivero’s most important teachers. This is one concert not to miss.

St. Peter's Church
Drogheda, LT Ireland

Omaha Diner US Tour

Sunday, October 26, 2014 to Wednesday, November 12, 2014

OMAHA DINER is many things: the world’s definitive virtuoso of the seven-string guitar, the pioneer of saxophonics, a recipient of the 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship for composition, and a Grammy nominee. Omaha Diner is at home in all situations in and beyond the world of music – not only scoring one of the films of legendary director Robert Altman, but performing in another one as well.

The Diner is: Charlie Hunter – 7 string guitar. Bobby Previte – drums. Steven Bernstein – trumpet. Skerik – saxophone.

The Diner only plays #1 hits. If it didn’t make it to #1, they don’t play it.


David Lang's 'short fall' performed by Ensemble Modern

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Landesmusikakademie

Participants from the Epoche F masterclass and members of the Ensemble Modern will present a selection of works from the following course program. 

Hans Abrahamsen: Winternacht (1976-78)
Genoël von Lilienstern: Neues Werk - Kompositionsauftrag für epoche f 2014 (2014)
Pierre Boulez: Improvisé – pour le Dr. K. | für 5 Spieler (1969/2005)
Salvatore Sciarrino: Lo Spazio Inverso (1985)
Steffen Schleiermacher: Stau – für Klarinette, Posaune, Violoncello und Klavier (1999)
David Lang: short fall (2000)
Leos Janácek: Concertino (1925)
Charles Ives: Tone Roads No. 1 und No. 3 (1911)
Anton Webern: Konzert op. 24 (1934)
Cornelius Cardew: Treatise for variable Instruments (1963)
Magnus Lindberg: Bubo Bubo (2002)
Alexander Zemlinsky: Humoreske – Schulstück für Bläserquintett (1939)
Heinz Holliger: a reedy double (2000/2001)

Wolfenbüttel, Germany
Phone: 0531-16606

Mike Hardin: 'singing in the dead of night'

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 8:00pm

Hardin will be appearing with his chamber group Soundry, fresh off their 2014 BoCo Entrepreneurial Alumni Grant win. Soundry will be performing 'singing in the dead of night' by Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe. This hour-long work features works by each of the three acclaimed Bang on a Can composers. Each piece is based off of a lyric from the Beatles' song "Blackbird." 

'the light of the dark' - Michael Gordon
'these broken wings' - David Lang 
'singing in the dead of night' - Julia Wolfe

The Boston Conservatory
132 Ipswich St.
Boston, MA 02215

No. 29

Thursday, November 6, 2014 to Saturday, November 8, 2014

Inspired by Wislawa Szymborska’s poem Could Have, Vancouver-born choreographer and dancer Lesley Telford investigates “…the moment you wake up when chance, circumstance and unpredictability interrupt our planned lives. A critical moment may shift our direction in a split second.” Set to Weather by Michael Gordon, Telford’s work is beautifully poignant in its exploration of the fragile balance and illusion of life’s stability. Telford is the founder of Inverso Productions. Her work has been commissioned by Netherlands Dance Theater, Hubbard Street Dance and Compañia Nacional de Danza.

Queen Elizabeth Theatre
649 Cambie St
Vancouver, BC V6B 2P1 Canada
Phone: +1 604-665-3050

French Premiere of Steve Reich's Quartet

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 8:00pm

Steve Reich's new work, Quartet, makes its French Premiere as percussionist Colin Currie and his percussion group performs a collection of Reich favorites including Drumming and Mallet Quartet.

Cité de la musique
221 Avenue Jean Jaurès
Paris, 75019 France

Rushes performed at Vancouver New Music (Canadian premiere)

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 8:00pm

Rushes is a brilliant and hypnotic new work by American composer, and Bang on a Can co-founder Michael Gordon. Gordon’s new work for seven bassoons, performed by the Rushes Ensemble, promises to deliver an unforgettable sonic experience.

The Orpheum Annex
823 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 3L4 Canada
Phone: +1 (604) 665-3035
Touring in support of: 

Florent Ghys @ D.I.A

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 8:00pm

Florent Ghys returns to the Detroit Institute of Arts to perform his newest album

Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48202

Vocaallab performs David Lang

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 8:00pm

Dutch ensemble Vocaallab performs and array of David Lang music including the little match girl passion, world to come and memory pieces.

De Doelen
Schouwburgplein 50
Rotterdam, 3012 CL Netherlands
Phone: +31 10 217 1717

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.

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

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: