New York premiere of Steel Hammer staged by SITI Company with the Bang on a Can All-Stars

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 7:30pm to Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 3:00pm

In this staged incarnation of her work Steel Hammer, 2015 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Julia Wolfe teams with director Anne Bogart and SITI Company to distill the discrepancies of over 200 variants of the classic ballad and legend into a theatrical post-minimalist mountain-music hybrid. Playwrights Kia Corthron, Will Power, Carl Hancock Rux, and Regina Taylor provide additional texts as three singers and the Bang on a Can All-Stars—fortified with banjo, bones, jaw harp, and other Appalachian instruments—give the folk hero a newfangled song for a new century.

Brooklyn Academy of Music Harvey Theater
651 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

New World Symphony: Become Ocean

Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 7:30pm
New World Symphony

New World Symphony gives the Miami premiere of John Luther Adams' Become Ocean

Jeffrey Milarsky—NWS alumnus and esteemed conductor of contemporary music—returns to NWS for a night of modern blockbusters. John Luther Adams has had a rippling success with Become Ocean. As winner of both the 2014 Pulitzer Prize and a 2015 Grammy Award, the work has been hailed “the loveliest apocalypse in musical history.” Though not inspired by Miami’s waters, it speaks timely of rising sea levels as “we humans find ourselves facing the prospect that once again we may quite literally become ocean.” Charles Wuorinen, the youngest composer at the time to win a Pulitzer Prize, dazzles with his piece for orchestra and electronics, while Milton Babbitt’s All Set fuses easy jazz with strict serialism.



New World Center
500 17th St
Miami, FL 33139
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Choir of Trinity Wall Street presents David Lang's 'the little match girl passion' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 7:00pm

A new holiday tradition: experience the "tender and mysterious atmosphere" (New York Times) of David Lang's Pulitzer Prize–winning choral parable, The Little Match Girl Passion, based on the powerful eponymous story by Hans Christian Andersen. Conductor Julian Wachner leads the Grammy–nominated Choir of Trinity Wall Street in a performance that also includes Benjamin Britten's popular A Ceremony of Carols, a euphoric welcome for "this little Babe" of Christmas.

The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
New York City, NY

Winnipeg Symphony plays David Lang

Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 7:30pm

The Winnipeg Symphony gives Canadian premieres of works by David Lang, including 'mountain', 'man made', 'darker', and 'the national anthems'.


YPC Gala

Monday, March 7, 2016

The annual gala of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City supports a program that has touched and transformed the lives of thousands of children of all cultural and economic backgrounds for the past 28 years. Each year YPC’s program of diversity and artistic excellence reaches over 1,400 children, expanding the horizons of its members not only musically, but also academically and socially. The YPC Scholarship Fund supplements or covers tuition for any chorus member in need, and its College Bound program provides mentoring and counseling to ensure that every YPC graduate goes on to higher education. Now with YPC’s move into its new home YPC welcomes new and limitless opportunities to strengthen and grow its model both within the city’s communities and beyond.

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall
3 Columbus Cir
New York, NY 10019

LA Opera presents the world premiere of David Lang's 'anatomy theater'

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 7:00pm to Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 7:00pm

Based on actual 18th-century texts, Anatomy Theater follows the astonishing progression of an English murderess: from confession to execution and, ultimately, public dissection before a paying audience of fascinated onlookers. Through the miracle of opera, she sings through it all.

Anatomy Theater conjures a time when “specialists” traveled from town to town in pre-modern Europe, conducting public dissections of the corpses of executed criminals, seeking evidence of moral corruption in the interior of the human body. Written by Pulitzer Prize–winning composer David Lang and world-renowned visual artist Mark Dion, Anatomy Theater is a joyous, tuneful and grisly theatrical event.

LA Opera
Los Angeles, CA