Studio Percussion performs Michael Gordon's percussion sextet 'Timber'.
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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.
David Lang's Pulitzer-Prize winning 'the little match girl passion' performed by the University of Maryland Chamber Singers.
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.
Turkish contemporary percussion ensemble Sa.Ne.Na. performs the Turkish premiere of Michael Gordon's "Timber."
Charles Michiels performs David Lang's 'press release' for solo bass clarinet.
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.
David Lang's Pulitzer-Prize winning 'the little match girl passion' performed by Figures of Speech Theatre.
eighth blackbird performs 'Hand Eye' at the Perelman Theater in Philadelphia.
eighth blackbird gives the full NY premiere of Sleeping Giant's 'Hand Eye' at Carnegie Hall.
Julia Wolfe's percussion concerto riSE and fLY with Colin Currie and the Cincinatti Symphony.
Crossing performs David Lang's 'i live in pain,' a 2011 gift to the ensemble, at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill.
eighth blackbird performs 'Hand Eye' at UC Berkeley's Hertz Concert Hall.
eighth blackbird presents "Contempo: Focus on Europe" with Agata Zubel, vocalist.
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.
eighth blackbird performs at the Kennedy Center as a part of the Fortas Chamber Music Festival.
eighth blackbird performs Sleeping Giant's 'Hand Eye' at the University of Texas at Austin.
eighth blackbird performs at Shenandoah Conservatory.
Northwestern University premieres a new work by David Lang.
Mantra percussion performs Michael Gordon's percussion sextet 'Timber' and the Rushes Ensemble performs his bassoon septet "Rushes" at Duke University
Michael Gordon's new bassoon concerto gets its premier by Peter Whelan and the Orchestra of hte Age of Enlightenment at the Southbank Centre.
Yarn/Wire premieres a new work by Michael Gordon at Miller Theatre.
Pianist Tomoko Mukaiyama gives the world premiere of a new piano concerto by Michael Gordon with the Seattle Symphony.
Augustin Hadelich gives the European premiere of David Lang's 'mystery sonatas'.
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.