Tours

Michael Gordon's Rushes at National Sawdust

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 7:00pm

Rushes Ensemble

The seven members of the Rushes Ensemble bring Rushes, Michael Gordon's inspiring piece for seven bassoons, to National Sawdust in Brooklyn on Thursday, January 26.

Rushes takes its place alongside Gordon’s Timber for expanding the boundaries of a single instrument’s repertoire into unknown (and at times, otherworldly) spaces. Like Timber, which maps new percussive territory for the simantra—a simple two-by-four slab of wood, amplified and played in a group of six to yield trance-like sonic textures—Rushes brings out tonal and timbral aspects of the bassoon that are meant to induce a quasi-meditative, almost ecstatic state, in the listener as well as the performer.

National Sawdust
80 N 6th St
Brooklyn, NY
Touring in support of: 

Piano Spheres Presents Vicki Ray: Dream Teams

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 8:30pm

Continuing the Piano Spheres 2016–17 season, this program led by virtuoso keyboardist Vicki Ray includes the world premiere of Dylan Mattingly’s Dreams and False Alarms, for 2 microtonal keyboards; Brad Lubman’s Tangents, for 2 pianos and 2 percussion instruments; and Erik Griswold’s A the Wolfe in the Mangroves (Concerto for Prepared Piano and Percussion Quartet). It also features the world premiere of a suite of compositions by the founders of Bang on a Can: On Desbrosses Street by Michael Gordon; a new version of East Broadway by Julia Wolfe; and spring and green by David Lang. 

REDCAT
631 WEST 2ND STREET
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Bang on a Can All-Stars UAE Debut

Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 8:00pm

Photo by Peter Serling

For their UAE debut, the All-Stars play a program including signature works by Bang on a Can founders Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe, plus multi-media works from the All-Stars’ Field Recordings initiative by Steve Reich, Anna Clyne, Bryce Dessner, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Christian Marclay, and more. At the center is a world premiere piece commissioned by The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi and the Abu Dhabi Festival by celebrated Emirati-American composer Mohammed Fairouz. Their UAE debut will include a world premiere piece written for them by Emirati-American composer Mohammed Fairouz, commissioned by The Arts Center and the Abu Dhabi Festival.

The NYUAD Arts Center, East Plaza
Saadiyat Island
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Bang on a Can All-Stars at UAE

Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 8:00pm

Photo by Peter Serling

For their UAE debut, the All-Stars play a program including signature works by Bang on a Can founders Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe, plus multi-media works from the All-Stars’ Field Recordings initiative by Steve Reich, Anna Clyne, Bryce Dessner, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Christian Marclay, and more. At the center is a world premiere piece commissioned by The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi and the Abu Dhabi Festival by celebrated Emirati-American composer Mohammed Fairouz. Their UAE debut will include a world premiere piece written for them by Emirati-American composer Mohammed Fairouz, commissioned by The Arts Center and the Abu Dhabi Festival.

The NYUAD Arts Center, East Plaza
Saadiyat Island
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Steel Hammer at NYU Abu Dhabi

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 to Thursday, February 9, 2017

Julia Wolfe's Steel Hammer performed by SITI Company and the Bang on a Can All-Stars with singers Emily Eagen, Katie Geissinger, Molly Quinn
Directed by Anne Bogart

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 8:00pm

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 8:00pm

The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Touring in support of: 

Bang on on a Can and the Jewish Museum present: Bonjour

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 7:30pm

Bonjour is a low string band with drums/percussion founded in 2012 by bassist and composer Florent Ghys whose performance corresponds to the Museum's exhibition Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design. Chareau, originally from Bordeaux, rose to become one of Paris's most fashionable designers of the early 20th Century. Ghys, also originally from Bordeaux, is one of New York's most creative composer-performers of the early 21st Century. Combining basses, cello, guitars, percussion, and voices, Ghys has assembled a sizzling group of some of New York's top young musicians and Bang on a Can regulars to create an unusual sound world that's equal parts groove, melody and meditation. From jazz-laced indie-pop to ambient chamber music, Bonjour shimmers with influences that push it beyond the safety net of "new classical" music to something altogether edgy, adventurous, and even slightly art-damaged.

The Jewish Museum
1109 5th Ave
New York, NY 10128
Touring in support of: 

Field Recordings at University of Pittsburg

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 8:00pm

Photo by Peter Serling

Bang on a Can All-Stars perform music from the Field Recordings project!

Location: The Warhol at the Carnegie Music Hall
Copresented with The Andy Warhol Museum

 

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Touring in support of: 

The music of Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe - "Three Generartions" with Steve Reich at Carnegie Hall

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 7:30pm

Photo by Ivan Singer

The Bang on a Can All-Stars and special guests perform the music of Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe, as part of the project curated by Steve Reich - Three Generations - celebrating his 80th birthday.

Performers
Bang on a Can All-Stars
with:
Todd Reynolds, Violin
Kelli Kathman, Flute
Peter Hess, Saxophones
David Friend, Keyboard
Michael Gordon, Keyboard
Nathan Koci, Accordion
JACK Quartet
Additional artists to be announced

Program
DAVID LANG cheating, lying, stealing
JULIA WOLFE Lick
JULIA WOLFE Early That Summer
MICHAEL GORDON Yo Shakespeare

Performance includes a discussion with Steve Reich, David Lang, Julia Wolfe, and Michael Gordon

Carnegie Hall - Zankel Hall
881 7th Ave
New York, NY 10019

Steinway Salon: Lisa Moore

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 7:00pm

Photo by Nina Roberts

Lisa Moore performs a special program, The Pleasures of Being Lost, curated by John Luther Adams. The program features piano works by composers who have influenced and informed his work. Composers include Peter Garland, Lois V Vierk, Jim Fox, Michael Byron, David Mahler, and Adams himself.

Part of the John Luther Adams Residency

Program: The Pleasures of Being Lost

Tukiliit (2012) by John Luther Adams (b. 1953)

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah (1990) by Lois V Vierk (b. 1951)

The pleasure of being lost (2011-12) by Jim Fox (b. 1953)

Bright Angel/Hermetic Bird, I and II (1997) by Peter Garland (b. 1952)

World Premiere (2017) by Michael Byron (b. 1953), commissioned by Symphony Space

Martin Bartlett at the Claremont Hotel (2011) by David Mahler (b. 1944)

Among Red Mountains (2001) by John Luther Adams

Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street
New York, NY 10025