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

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

Glenn Kotche Residency: On Composition

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 7:00pm

Glenn Kotche presents four nights of intimate, innovative and audience interactive workshops in composition, drumming, and sound art / instrument making culminating in a concert performance in the Old Town School of Folk Music's acoustically acclaimed Maurer Hall on Friday, November 7th. 

In this workshop, Glenn will demonstrate his disparate approaches to composition.  The discussion will include his approach to writing for classical groups (Kronos Quartet, eighth blackbird, Bang on A Can, Maya Beiser and Jeff Zeigler), percussion groups (So Percussion and Third Coast Percussion), and his own solo percussion works.  He will also demonstrate how he incorporates extended techniques on various percussion instruments to create new sounds for his pieces.  A Q&A will follow his conversation - some familiarity with music composition is suggested.

The Gallery at the Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

Glenn Kotche Residency: InGlenntion - Make your own Percussion Instrument/Sound Sculpture

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 7:00pm

Glenn Kotche presents four nights of intimate, innovative and audience interactive workshops in composition, drumming, and sound art / instrument making culminating in a concert performance in the Old Town School of Folk Music's acoustically acclaimed Maurer Hall on Friday, November 7th. 

Participants will create a customized piece of percussion/sound art with Glenn by building and playing prepared drumheads and custom playing implements. All participants will be able to take home the installation they create.There is no prior knowledge or study of music required. 

Szold Hall at Old Town School of Folk Music
4545 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

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

Glenn Kotche Residency: On Drumming

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:00pm

Glenn Kotche presents four nights of intimate, innovative and audience interactive workshops in composition, drumming, and sound art / instrument making culminating in a concert performance in the Old Town School of Folk Music's acoustically acclaimed Maurer Hall on Friday, November 7th. 

Join Wilco drummer and percussionist Glenn Kotche as he explores the art and practice of his approach to playing drums for Wilco, his solo pieces and everything in between. Glenn will go into detail on how he creates parts for songs and the inspiration behind select beats. In addition to drumming, a Q&A facilitated by an Old Town drumming instructor will follow Glenn’s discussion. For drummers or anyone interested in the creative process. 

Szold Hall at Old Town School of Folk Music
4545 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

Glenn Kotche Residency: Concert

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 8:00pm
Glenn Kotche

Glenn Kotche

Glenn Kotche presents four nights of intimate, innovative and audience interactive workshops in composition, drumming, and sound art / instrument making culminating in a concert performance in the Old Town School of Folk Music's acoustically acclaimed Maurer Hall on Friday, November 7th. 

Chicago-based percussionist and composer Glenn Kotche has been called one of the most exciting, creative and promising composers and performers in modern music, receiving international attention for his "unfailing taste, technique and discipline" (Chicago Tribune). Kotche has written pieces for world-renowned ensembles including Kronos Quartet, The Silk Road Ensemble, Bang on a Can All-Stars, So Percussion, and Eighth Blackbird. His compositions have been performed at venues as wide-ranging as Chicagoland's Ravinia, Carnegie's Zankel Hall, Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in New York, and Teatro Castro Alves in Salvador, Brazil.

In addition to his work as a composer and solo percussionist, Kotche is a member of the groundbreaking American rock band Wilco, with whom he has played since 2001. With Wilco, he has recorded the records Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and Kicking Television, as well as the Grammy nominated Sky Blue Sky, Wilco (The Album) and The Whole Love and the Grammy-winning A Ghost is Born.

Beyond Wilco, Kotche records and performs regularly along with Darin Gray in the longtime rhythm duo On Fillmore. He is also a member of the trio Loose Fur, along with Jim O'Rourke and Jeff Tweedy, who have just recorded their third studio record. A frequent collaborator, Kotche has appeared on over 90 records to date.

Gary and Laura Maurer at Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

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

World Premiere of David Lang's 'almost all the time' with the Royal Northern Sinfonia

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 8:00pm

Royal Northern Sinfonia

Pulitzer prize-winning composer David Lang curates an exploration of the boldest, most evocative sonorities to celebrate 10 years of Sage Gateshead, including the world premiere of his own brand new String Quartet co-commissioned by Sage Gateshead and the New York Philharmonic.

Hall Two at Sage Gateshead
St Mary's Square
Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, NE8 2JR United Kingdom
Phone: 0191 443 4661

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

Sō Percussion at The Hague

Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 8:15pm

Dr. Antin Philipszaal Concert Hall

Sō Percussion continues their tour of David Lang's man made, performing it with Ensemble Klang and the dutch Residentie Orkest. The program also includes Lang's pierced, as well as works by Allesandro de Rosa and Daniel Bjarnasson.

Dr. Anton Philipszaal
The Hague, Netherlands

Florent Ghys "Télévision" Release Concert

Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 7:00pm

Join Florent Ghys as he celebrates the release of his new solo album, Télévision.

Florent will be joined by video game artists Chris Burke (aka Glomag) and Tamara Yadao with their very unique duo Foci + Loci, and also by James Moore and Andie Springer for some powerful violin/guitar duos.

Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003
Touring in support of: 

Alarm Will Sound with Dawn Upshaw in St. Louis

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 8:00pm

Alarm Will Sound presents the world premiere of the full score of Donnacha Dennehy's The Hunger, with internationally acclaimed soprano Dawn Upshaw and Iarla Ó Lionáird, known as a member of the Irish music "super group" The Gloaming and for his own Afro Celt Sound System, as special guests.

The Sheldon Concert Hall
3648 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108

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

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