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

Andre Auria at Opera National de Paris

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 7:30pm to Friday, March 20, 2015 - 7:30pm

The ballet of the Opera National de Paris performs David Lang's Andre Auria on 3/3, 3/5, 3/6, 3/9, 3/13, 3/14, 3/16, and 3/20.

Opera National de Paris
8 Rue Scribe
Paris, France

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

What?...Wow: David Lang's Music Festival Presented by New Music Dublin

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 5:00pm to Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 10:00pm

David Lang's What?...Wow Festival features a large dose of the Bang on a Can family. Check out the Bang on a Can All-StarsSo PercussionRTÉ Contempo Quartet, and Crash Ensemble, with works by David Lang, Julia Wolfe, Michael Gordon, John Luther Adams, Bryce Dessner, and more, presented by New Music Dublin.

The National Concert Hall
Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin, Ireland

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